Monday, August 30, 2010

Long and busy weekend (included studying for GMAT exam blahhh), so just tiny little updates today. Worked on shading and backgrounding for my wee comic page. Lots of problems that I can see, but I've redrawn the damn thing 4 times already and I can't just roll around on it forever. So long as I learn from it I guess.

And the friday daily sketch thing was an 'overweight pink devil with baby blue horns'. Everyone else chose a male character. Again, mine turned out silly, and not finished (because stipple can go stuck it), so I kept it to myself. >>

Friday, August 27, 2010

Yesterday was an insanely busy day at work and then I came home and my raid was like YAY ICECROWN so no I didn't produce anything worthwhile at all.

Mwahahahaa I am ashamed. Oh well.

Stupid comic thing that worked better in my head and...

well there was a challenge in one of the other subforums to draw a beast with a giraffe head. I think mine's more of a neopet.... I wasn't sure they'd appreciate it in the same thread as their monsters so I'm keeping it to myself >>

Thursday, August 26, 2010

LAST NIGHT I WAS TIRED OF EXISTING. Seriously I got home from work, ate ramen and crashed into bed for 3 hours. I don't even know why 9.9

Sorry it's nothing good. Maybe tomorrow ._.



Spoilers? lol

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

I get distracted easily. Sorry.

I went back to some sketches I did earlier and worked towards finishing them up. Only expected it to take half an hour so of course I was at it all night. Most of it went into.....Malloryyyy.

Then I was like 'gee I wish I understood the anatomy of this thing' which is quite difficult when I don't understand anatomy of anything. Try not to think too hard about it.

And next in line in 'things that I owe people', a character belonging to someone with a heavy anime/manga influence. This is mostly me trying to figure out how to draw his hair (it's really...something else). And making fun of my flailing.

Then I was like 'I can draw comics' even though that's a dirty lie.

And then a drawing of Emily that's far too static and blah for what I wanted to use it in, but it's ok for screwing with colors I guess.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

You can't make me draw relevant things!

Though I do like it. See if I can finish it tonight, since I was told I need to work faster. >> lol

Monday, August 23, 2010

Well I'm back from vacation, and my boyfriend went home, so I have stuff and space for my scanner again. Hurray space, boo end of vacation and missing boy.

Had lots of time yesterday, so I sat down and finished the blood elf, on the prompting of an unrelated third party. It's ok. There are pieces of it I don't like now, the morning after (like the figures floating in the back, lulz), but really it needed to be finished, so now it is.

What I really wanted to work on last night and couldn't because of the belf. Made a quick compositional sketch idea before bed. Really like it. Maybe I should do a painted and a vectored version.

We were stranded in the airport for 8 hours thanks to your friends and mine, Delta Airlines. I'd bought myself one of those cheap crayola watercolor sets, for lolz. To keep myself busy I painted a little girl who was playing with a little farm set nearby.

Had another compositional idea, for a sort of fawn thing. And then it got weird. Didn't like the end result enough to even clean it up, but I like the idea anyway.

Scribblings that may amount to something, I'll see if I can piece it together by the end of the week.

Another compositional idea, with some very harsh perspective. Not sure if I'm that brave. Sorry if it's just a jumble of lines to you.

And gestures! Because dammit, more gestures. I still don't know if I'm getting any better by large leaps and bounds, but they're kind of fun at least.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Today is some more gesture. I think if I'm being consitant this brings the total count up to 360? I guess I may as well try to press my way to 1000, huh. Still bad, but that's what I get for ignoring life for a week. I lost my purple sharpie. I guess the dark blue looks too much like the light blue. Will find another color next time.

Complimenting me for not making Emily a twig will result in a morally and anatomically ambiguous Mallory. Also I finally got Emily into that stupid pose I've wanted for a while, entirely on accident. And I suck at men. YAY.

And brainstorming for an idea. Basically, how does one make an earwig cute? Well, big beady eyes, sheep fluff, and a bow, duh! Those pincers are for a-huggin now!

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Because it's totally relevant to everyone everywhere, I made a mess of my notepad at work and was like 'oooooh'. I think I have a use for the result. HA.

Also more gestures. I still really suck at them. Who'd have known.

On the upside I'm more confident with sharpies. So I scribbled out a bit of an idea. One's sort of a basic splot of a moon environment, the other's a quick light study from a photo taken of Buzz Aldrin on the moon. You do not fuck with Buzz Aldrin. He punched someone in the face in 2002 for calling the moon landing a fake. Bad. Ass.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

What an amazingly unproductive weekend.

(hey, you know it's going to be a good day when your sole source of joy is your first dentist visit in five years that ended in a declaration of no cavities and perfect floss technique. lol)

Why do I always forget this?
Today's inspiration: