Taking this opportunity to share some lighting sketches I’ve done! They’re imperfect, but I’m having a lot of fun trying to figure out how light and (this particular) body works. :D I may do a few more to experiment before I move along with this piece.
Hey look, I’m still alive and working on something new! .-. I’m going to use this piece as an opportunity to explore with technique and light, among other things. … at least, ideally I will. I see a long road of tweaks ahead of me. Stay tuned!
WELL. This piece isn’t done yet (I think), but it’s been so long since I posted anything. :\
I think I’m digging the whole henna-design stuff, though. I’m going to experiment with it to see if I can work it into my pieces more. … provided I have pieces to work it into.
Howdy folks! Here’s a snapshot of something I’m working on. (It’s related to the last ‘something I’m working on’ post I had.) I’m having fun with it so far, but it’s taking quite a bit longer than I’m expecting. Soon, though, it shall be completed!
Working on something new and different from normal!
This is my cactus, Pablo. He has one eye (he used to have two), likes sticking people with his needles and is a total klutz. (He’s fallen off the table, or out of his pot, several times now.)
If Pablo were a boy, he’d be a frumpy, rough-and-tumble, clumsy sort of boy — one who looks tough and aloof on the outside but is really a good, sweet boy deep down.
Trivia: Pablo used to have a knitted hat for real. I’m not sure where it’s gone off to, but I think a beanie is a perfect frumpy-boy/cactus-head!
Using Bar Keeper’s Friend to clean poor, misused and blackened copper bottom pots and pans to their original sheen. There is something so gratifying about stripping away grim and gunk, taking something ugly and rejuvenating it back into something shiny and pretty! (Less importantly, I think doing this also makes cooking with the pans more even. Or something. Who cares about that - SHINY COPPER!)
IT’S ALIVE! AHAHAHA!
Happy Halloween everyone! It’s my favorite time of year - the one day where I can dress up like something completely weird and it’s completely excusable! This year, I’m going a little simpler than usual and being a mad scientist
I hope everyone has a wonderful Halloween, lots of candy and many scares! I only wish I had some kids I could take out and trick-or-treat. (I guess I’m *finally* too old to do it on my own… sigh.)
Also, yes, I drew myself. No, I don’t normally have frizzy hair but all mad scientists need frizzy hair… Though I’ve got a bit of a Brave look going on, don’t I?
Wow. Well, hello there again!… Jeeze, I know it’s been a REALLY long time now, and for that, I can hardly begin to apologize. What’s happened since the last time I posted? (That was late August, fyi. Two months, yikes!)
In the beginning of September, I went on a FABULOUS cruise to the Carribean. It was wonderful and I still have a tan (and drink/food pooch) from lazin’ it up in beautiful white sand beaches and the like. The week after that, I started a full time job! I’m doing web design and web programming for a company I’ve been working with on and off for the past two years. I love my boss and coworker and work is great. I miss having a lot of time off to do everything, including procrastinating on artwork, but the benefits of this job (the fun, the money, the people) make it so worth it.
In addition to the job dealio, I moved into my very own apartment. Wow, I grew up a lot in the past two months, haven’t I? It’s sometimes a bit daunting but I love it nevertheless. I even specifically got a two bedroom so that I can devote one to art making - and starting today, that will happen regularly. (And this time I mean it!)
So, I’ve been busy but I’ve missed and regretted not doing any drawing along the way. It’s time to man up and make time for my passion. I’m not going to illustrate books just by sitting on my butt all day. So HERE IT GOES and HERE I COME!
P.S., as of late I have had difficulty communicating. It may be a lack of sleep, due to my rather drastic change in lifestyle or whatever, but it’s become more often than usual that I say or write something completely contrary to what I meant to communicate. It’s incredibly frustrating, let me tell you. So that explains image #1.
#2 needs no explanation. It’s almost Halloween, y’all, my favorite holiday! So here, have a girl with a pumpkin on her head. Peace out, all!
Been a while, guys! (My apologies. Life has been pretty busy lately, not that that’s an adequate excuse.) It’s time for another Butts Collective! This time around, we did portraits of other Buttheads with their spirit animals; I did one of fellow Butt and good friend of mine Helen Mask (also a fellow illustrator whose awesome work you can find here!).
Helen, like a phoenix-peacock, is a rare specimen indeed: spunky but warm, pretty and sometimes elaborately dressed, sometimes a little introverted, sometimes a little extroverted. Peacocks are probably the bird most related to art-nouveau as well, which Helen obviously works closely with. It may be a bit of stretch, but I couldn’t get the idea of a phoenix-peacock (phoecock? peanix?) out of my head.
Obviously I tried something new with this piece. It’s kind of a pity this isn’t what I normally do because I’m a huge fan of art nouveau, but it was great fun to try it out anyway! I think I’ll leave the art nouveau to Helen.