Tumblr is being an asshole and not letting me add this photo to the last set.
HAVE SOME MORE KITTY DOODLES.
That mini tiger drawing is so spot on so why can’t I scale it up?? ARGH.
I have a terrible lack of self-discipline when it comes to starting and finishing an idea in a reasonable amount of time.
But here are some sketches and a WIP final drawing. Planning on doing a color pencil piece on watercolor paper, and I’m trying to get away from outlines so they’ll only be used for weight emphasis and will correspond with the neighboring colors. No more comic-book-black outlines!
HOPEFUL PROGRESS AND IMPROVEMENT.
(Side-note: I got promoted at my job so now I have a lot more to stress about. YAY.)
My consectutive days off (which I rarely get) that I planned on dedicating to artwork ended up being a total bust this week. Got called into work to cover for six hours and accidentally turned off my alarms in my sleep. Amazing how that will completely zap you of all motivation.
So this is how I attempt to have fun with anatomy while still being productive and coming up with concepts for pieces…the guy on the left makes me happy!
A little unnecessary maybe, but I just couldn’t help it. You don’t turn down an offer when it’s 50% of the original price.
I threw in my computer for scale, the box they came in was HUGE and stuffed with packaged air. It was a great surprise since they weren’t expected to arrive for a couple more days.
They’re so beautiful, I can’t wait to break them in! (…not literally…just be productive)
Had a drink and drew some hot Egyptian-esque god. I haven’t gotten around to doing much research so he’ll just be Anubis for now. The drawing on the right is a doodle I did at work despite better judgement.
Anatomy needs a lot of work/reference but I’m pretty psyched about it. Not very often that I draw the male figure and I’m quite enjoying it.
Some recent events/people have gotten me thinking about this blog again, and that there is no reason I can’t update it at least weekly with doodles and ideas and etc. I might not have finished pieces, but I have thoughts, and those matter too. Also, everything sounds pseudo-professional here and that’s gonna stop. Websites are for professionals, and until DreamWeaver stops giving me the evil eye and the mental scarring has healed, this blog will have to do, and I’m gonna talk like normal…minus all the cursing.
ANYWAY, my goal after work tonight is to find the scanner I threw into our pile of electronic junk in a state of angry frustration and figure out why it’s no longer working with my old laptop. Then scan and throw something up here. And then work on a friend’s now very late birthday present. And my other friend’s INSANELY LATE Christmas gift.
I spend enough time here watching Parks and Recreation so I might as well post the artwork that comes along with it. And it’s actually kinda cozy.
Let me just start off by saying I’M SO SORRY FOR NOT UPDATING. I could list a bunch of excuses but I’m not going to because that doesn’t solve the problem.
So here are some quick studies I did tonight. Only took me a couple hours, it was a good fun exercise, and I discovered that I really love color pencil.
Also there are not enough places on my body to store all the pencils that I use for one drawing.
My apologies for the phone photography, but my scanner is currently buried and I don’t have the energy tonight to relocate my piles so I can access it. Plus it’s incompatible with the laptop I’m using which is a big inconvenience sometimes.
Just a quick two-hour doodle, experimenting with colored pencils since I’m not that great with them and want to broaden my artistic abilities. Something along those lines. I actually had a lot of fun playing around and working with layers of color, and I’m gonna be doing a bigger study tomorrow after my morning shift.
This has given me a boost of motivation and I’m excited to do art once again!