Wednesday, August 31, 2011
This time in college, I am going to try and loosen up more. Still try to keep things recognizable, but stop fussing so much about the detail. I only have college 2.5 days, so will still have lots of time to draw other things and focus on the business :)
*yawn* should sleep :p
Monday, August 29, 2011
One of my favourite breeds, the Bouvier Des Flandres.I love them, big goofs, but they can be very aloof and one person dogs. They do need a lot of grooming, and if you get one that was like mine, it might herd you into the kitchen :p Would love another one, but it is pretty hard finding a decent breeder since a lot of the dogs were killed in WW1 :/
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posting this now, as i dont know if i will have time tomorrow :)
Sunday, August 28, 2011
Saturday, August 27, 2011
I quickly sketched out the cheetah, (from another photo from the paint my photo site), then copied the basic lines on to better paper.
Now onto the eyes, because if they don't look right, the whole thing is pointless.
Friday, August 26, 2011
She likes tearing up cardboard, if its held something sweet or smelly, even better :p And it keeps her quite for 5 minutes lol Thank you everyone for your comments on the last post :) Looking more and more like I didn't poison us, more like the flu :/ Mr.F has it worse than me, I seem to be getting better. Just have a horrible headache left, so back to work I go and off start college on Tuesday :)
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Australian Cattle Dog :) Really smart dog breed bred to herd cattle. Knew a 3 legged one that was faster then one with all of his legs :p
Monday, August 22, 2011
This looks so odd lol but the title fits I think :p Lots left to do with it tho, so it should stop looking so strange soon *crosses fingers* I'm on a pencil kick right now, so coloured pencils have been put to the side for the moment but it will only be a matter of time before I want to do something colourful. :)
Sunday, August 21, 2011
This weeks word is:
Last weeks word "messages" refers to the shopping, groceries for the week etc :p I was really confused the first time someone used this word, I said there weren't any, thinking they meant phone messages :p
Saturday, August 20, 2011
I was reading the Derwent blog last week and they were having a contest to win their new eco graphic pencils, so I entered not thinking I would win, as lots of people were entering. Very surprised to see my name on the blog saying I had won a set :)
When reviewing something, I am not one to just focus on only the good, just because it was free. But I really like these pencils. The range of hardness to soft is what you need to finish a drawing, (2H,HB,B,2B,6B). I didn't have any problems with any of the lead not being centred, or having any hard grit in the lead that you can sometimes get with pencils.The pencil laid down smoothly and was easy to erase when needed.
They came sharpened, but I sharpened them to a point, as I like drawing with a really sharp pencil. No problems sharpening them with my hand turned sharpener.
They came in nice packaging (and they mailed them to me in bubble wrap, and they got here pretty quickly, thanks). The paper used for the packaging says its 100% recycled paper.
The hexagonal barrel is easy to hold, and the ends of the pencil are rounded, so you are not going to hurt your palm on the end if you accidentally jab yourself with that end, (it happens, trust me :p). If you jab yourself with the pointy end, well yeah, that is going to hurt. But I've graphite in my hand from grade 3 and haven't dropped dead yet :p
I would buy these in the future when I need more pencils, as long as they are not too much more money then Derwents other graphite pencils :)
Friday, August 19, 2011
Thursday, August 18, 2011
I post a lot of cp work in this ugly stage, mostly so that other people that might be starting with cps see that it does look pretty bad for a bit, but after some more work, things come together. Yes, a lot of what I post doesn't get finished, but everything is a learning process :)
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Finished the parrot :) I think it looks cute and colourful. Now onto something more realistic (thats the plan anyway :p)
Been messing around with QR codes and made one for the site.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
So its black on white, not white on black stripes unlike what people use to think. Meh, either way its a really cool camouflage and evolutionary defence.
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Monday, August 15, 2011
Need to darken the shadows and finish the butt of the bird before its done. Probably add some purples and greens to the branch too. Its not the most realistic bird I have ever done, but I wanted the colours to be the most important part of it. :)
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
I think now I am just counting down time until college starts. I am not looking forward to getting up early in the morning during the week, nor the bus ride of death to get there :p But it will be nice to be surrounded by like minded people again, who might not fall asleep talking about art supplies :p I am the first person to admit that I am an art geek :p Hand me some paper, and more often than not I know what kind it is. I don't know a lot of contemporary painters (unless its fantasy art), but know a lot about classical painters. I should know more about contemporary artists, but really, if its not colourful or some kind of fantasy subject, it bores me :p
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Wednesday, August 10, 2011
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
Sunday, August 07, 2011
Answer to the last word:
Its nothing edible Amy, you were pretty close Cindy when you guessed a small fight. A stushie is a row or uproar/protest over something :)
Saturday, August 06, 2011
If I want my wrist to be better for college in 2.5 weeks I really can't stress it out :/ Which really sucks since I have a lot that I could be working on. I can't even crochet since I need to bend my wrist to do so.
Friday, August 05, 2011
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Tuesday, August 02, 2011
So here is the Xantus' Hummingbird :)
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Monday, August 01, 2011
OK, so it looks more like a Husky than a wolf :p
A friend has recently started sketching (*waves*), he asked if I find it helps with stress. um I can honestly say its the opposite. I find drawing stressful, but even tho it can drive me mad, I have to draw. It is so hard to explain without coming off sounding like a complete fruit cake :p At any given moment there are dozens of ideas going through my head, I see dozens of photos that would make great drawings, and I frame most of what I see walking around as if I was about to draw it. I have to get ideas down on paper or my head will explode :p
Don't get me wrong. I enjoy drawing or I wouldn't do it. But it can be very frustrating when something doesn't turn out the way you wanted it to, or you can't get an idea drawn out well enough to resemble what it looks like in your head. There is never enough time in the day to draw (yes I could turn the comp off, but I'm addicting to blogging :).
Sometimes it does feel like a chore and sometimes it does become boring. But I still want to draw, have an urge to draw, so that is another reason why I have more than one thing on the go at once; to switch between things that I might be bored with.
See, it reads like I'm a complete fruitcake :p Its probably not a normal thing to have to draw, to want to draw so badly, but meh :p I'm OK with it, and haven't gone all axe murderer on anyone yet :p