Kitsu's obnoxious title (New 072106)
I don't draw or paint nearly enough, and I tend to get distracted from doing either fairly easily. That sucks because I've spent quite a bit of time learning to do both, and I think I'm finally getting halfway decent...
Anyway this is me starting another sketch book that will probably die in a few months just like the last one. Hopefully I can get a little more motivation and experiance out of this one before I crap out again.
Recently I found a couple of comments around here that helped me loosen up and relax when I'm drawing. I had gotten to the point where the premonition of crapiness stopped me before I even put pencil to paper. I'm still not in the habit of saving my horrendously bad sketches, but I am make a lot more of them - and that is a good start.
DIRTY C'S 3 RULES OF PAINTING
Form's post in Hurricane's Sketchbook
Enough blather - here is some recent stuff I've done while I'm not wasting my time on video games:
The most recent thing I've done in color. Done in OpenCanvas, the image links to the wpe. I've posted some other stuff recently in the OC thread.
I've been trying to do the DSGs, but I don't usually post what I come up with.
DSG 1079: Fantasy Tech: LAND VEHICLE UTILIZES LARGE BALLOONS TO EASE PAYLOAD WEIGHT
DSG 1081: Creature: FANTASY RUMINANT HAS SINGLE LARGE, CRESCENT-SHAPED, HORN
I figured out on the last one that I didn't know how to draw cattle so
DSG 1084: Fantasy Scene: PERSON IS CARRIED AWAY BY FLOCK OF BIRDS
I've been interested in anatomy lately (an odd thing for me) and while most of it is throw away here are a few decent things... oops, I forgot to upload some
Self portrait done looking into a dark monitor
Lastly I continue to delude myself into thinking I will enter one of the weeklies. Now that the under-used IDW is two weeks long I have ample opportunity to finish an entry, right? This scan came out terrible btw -
IDW 0012: Peacetime Transport - Sky Yacht (so original right :nohope: )
If you can't draw your own...
Retch! Those last couple of OC's look really terrible to me now? Oh well, I going to try to do a few more of them this weekend!
Not much movement this week. My friend Soo at work said she knows some people who are trying to start a hair clip business? Anyway she asked me to try to do a "super cute fairy" for them (their planned logo?). I put it off for a couple of days, but last night I started skribling around on it.
BTW Soo, and the company I think, is/are Korean. She is looking for something anime-ish, and I'm going to try to push it closer to the Korean asthetic... I hope. So I started sketching and I quickly realized I didn't have enough information to actually get anywhere. I took some notes on the sketch on things to ask about design-wise. I'm going to see what she thinks today and try to get some of the details sorted.
Oh! This may look better than my recent scans -> I just figured out my scanner is doing odd things in greyscale mode. Switched to color and poof I get all my nice light lines back :)
Also last night I did some draw-overs on one of Cup-of-Joe's SB pages
These are in the order Notes -> Overpaint
I think I learned a few things, and found a few places where I'm still weak. By the third one I was really tired and having troubles drawing what I wanted - :zzz: