Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Very Green

An Inca Tern for left handed sketch #121, and a Batelour eagle for #122.

These birds are a completely different colour when they mature, very striking.

Working on a pastel and almost done. I had forgotten how much I like working with pastels, well besides all the pastel dust thats gets everywhere.


Sunday, June 25, 2017

Sunday Sketches

Still using my left hand for these sketches and I realized the other day that I might not be able to continue with the left handed 365 sketches once uni starts again since final year is probably going to be pretty busy, (would love to continue but that probably wont happen). I will see if I can continue with them, but will at least continue during the summer.

An Egret above for # 119 and a Grosbeak for #120




Saturday, June 24, 2017

Weekly Book Wrap Up

Old Man's War (Old Man's War, #1)Old Man's War by John Scalzi
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

3.5 stars

fast entertaining read, interesting world building and aliens. I enjoyed it but wasn't left caring too much what happens and thats probably because the soldiers are so genetically enhanced they are not really human enough to care about.

If you have read a lot of sci-fi you really can see how much old school sci-fi influenced the author but he updated the writing style and themes to more modern times.

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Friday, June 23, 2017

Finally friday

(# 116)

After a very grey rainy week we finally had some sun today which I hope stays around for the weekend but I doubt it since there is a music festival on this weekend and it never fails to rain when there is a big festival on.

An Australian Galah for #117, love how pink the are but very loud things.

I swear its an owl not an alien lol (#118)

And here is a short random video from the other day and you can get a sense of the barking we have to deal with almost all the time in the car, the dog just gets too excited and has to bark!



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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Scribble Picnic-Jars


The theme this week was  "jars" and I had no idea at all of what to draw so didn't think I would get anything done for this week. I can't really remember what I was looking at or reading when I came up with this idea of a witch's apothecary full of jars and a few dragons.
These are just rough sketches that need a lot of work. I need to put some more objects on the shelves and redraw the whole thing to be transferred onto better paper. Probably watercolour paper since I don't have time to colour this with coloured pencil.

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Wordless Wedneday


Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Boo

Another startled owl (left hand #114). Is almost impossible it seems for me to draw an owl with my left hand and not have it look really surprised, like its been goosed by surprise.

A flying Heron (#115). There was one in some nearby trees the other day, wrong area for them to nest but they do fly around here every once and awhile. The amount of birds around here is great, there are a few barn owls I keep trying to spot, a lot of buzzards, the odd Golden Eagle, and of course Gulls and Rooks, so lots of  birds and bats. You hear bats a lot, was even dive bombed by one in the backyard lol

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Sunday Sketches


Left handed sketch #111 of Great curassow, another new bird to me :)



Gobble Gobble! I'm not a fan of turkey, never could figure out why people like it so much.

A very simple looking parrot (#113), because I am having a problem with nerve pain in my hands and feet so tried to keep things simple. I have been referred to the pain clinic but there probably wont be much they can do and I don't want to take drugs that will make me either a zombie or high as a kite. The problem with a lot of the meds that are used to treat nerve pain due to MS is that the more you take so they work, the more you walk around like you are in a haze so you need to find that happy medium where you are not in so much pain but still awake lol

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Saturday, June 17, 2017

Weekly Book Wrap Up

Still reading the big bloody book, aka War and Peace lol on page 1113 of 1653 in my edition so might finish it soon. But i have been reading other books so I don't get bored reading the BBB lol


 The Children of MenThe Children of Men by P.D. James
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

People haven't been able to have children for a generation, people are panicking over the human race ending but I don't think that after a generation that would be a problem with the population numbers but people are panicking anyway, maybe the lack of reproduction doesn't bug me because I've never wanted kids lol... and if a society is so concerned about finding a fertile male, why would you ignore a big chunk of the population because they have a disability, even a minor one?

Good world building, people generally would stop caring about their future when what is the point when you have no one to leave things to, religion would be pointless since pretty much the whole point is to control people and you can't do that when they don't care, so it does get that right. Nice try at making us care about the characters, but none of them are very likeable, and I didn't buy the main character changing the way he does in the end when he never cared about things like that before (power, control, etc). I get that he is supposed to change because of the big miracle but I don't buy it at all because he never cared about it before at all and the Omegas are brats that need to be told NO and grounded lol

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The Lie Tree
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In Cold Blood
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War and Peace
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