After awhile not having a computer, not drawing, and pretty much just haunting facebook on my phone, I think I’m ready to draw more. I don’t know. It comes and goes. But a friend loaned me her tablet, so that’s exciting. Here is my latest drawing of me:
About 10 months ago, an old college friend asked me to draw her nephew. This was the end result:
Recently she asked me to draw her niece. I started out taking my time, doing a bit every day for two weeks- and came up with a really awful looking drawing. So two days before I’d promised to have it done, I started over.
I went at it a bit obsessively…My computer is now full of different versions of the same drawing (at different stages in progression) that only look different if you really stare. (And sometimes not even then, but I saved them separately, so I must have thought something was different.)
I also got bored and tried some in grayscale, with differing contrast.
In the end, I zoomed in a little, and ended up putting less detail on the face.
Honestly, I can’t remember if that was a conscious decision, or if I made a layer of shadow less opaque in order to work on something near it and forgot to restore it.
At one point, my husband did say the shadows made the baby look weirdly old, so I did try to lessen some of them. Looking at some of the in progress shots, though, I think I should have kept with the more detailed version.
Since I had already delivered the file to the buyer, though, and she likes the product she got, I decided to be happy with what I delivered.
My computer decided to die, which I understand because I was horrible to it, and it was on it’s last legs any. The monitor was cracked so I was using an external one, the keyboard only registered a few buttons so I was using a wireless one, and the fan made horrible noises pretty much nonstop. The laptop I have now seems reluctant to connect to the internet, but I will forgive it because I can hold it in my lap the way the word “laptop” suggests.
Hopefully this will mean I will be creating more art soon, as well as rambling, wordy posts about life that make me feel better,
My groom with his Groomsmen and women:
We’re going to have a table at Sac Anime at the end of the month, and the boyfriend and I are both frantically trying to create artwork we don’t hate. He and a co-worker will be doing caricatures, and since he’s on his fourth season as a caricature artist he’s not super worried about that part. We are both very nervous about original prints, though.
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