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Daily Sketches 25 – MerBear and Fancy Ponytail

Sorry there were no posts last week. My dayjob in advertising can get demanding, and I had very little time for anything but designing, designing, designing.
I’ll be traveling to a friend’s wedding in a few days, OVERSEAS! I’ll will do my best to keep these sketches daily, but I might have to post them all when I get back – depends on the kind of internet I’ll be able to snag over there.
So, until then, this little guy finds living under the sea unBEARabel without his besties.
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And a friend of mine with mystically gorgeous hair allowed me to photograph her majestic ponytail for reference for my DailyObservation.
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Daily Sketches 24 – Sunglasses and Magic Hair

Something I really enjoy about pressure sensitivity with the intuos stylus, is drawing wisps of hair.
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Its true. They are broken. And scratched. I have other sunglasses that are newer, easier to see through…and not broken. Yet I still grab these before heading off to the train. Today they modeled for me. No previous experience, and they stayed perfectly still!
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Daily Observation And Daily Imagination 20

In the land of the Muertita, the characters take a stroll. Maybe this could be a process post, I might try and finish this one.
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A man on the train had a beautiful beard and cheekbones. It was quite a challenge not to catch his attention by drawing him.
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Daily Observation And Daily Imagination 19

I need some rechargeable batteries for my wacom creative stylus. These sketches were finished without any pressure sensitivity, so it felt like I was using a blunt instrument. You know what doesn’t run out of batteries? A PENCIL. Grrrr.

Still…despite how much I love traditional media, drawing on the iPad has an amazing benefit. It was VERY nice to be able to lean back on the couch in a soothingly dim room. I could draw comfortably and still see my screen. I really enjoyed that. It makes drawing after a draining day a bit easier. Until of course the batteries died, I ran out of spares, and the stylus was no better than using my finger.

Heads up – my daily sketches might not be as daily as I prepare for my Solo Show in Burbank November 8, and Group Show at Hollywood Forever Nov 1. I will do my best, but they will be getting erratic.

Now for more hair bows! Spending time figuring out how I want them to sit on my characters head. Also showing you the photo that got me obsessed.

Posted on the Mary Sue Tumblr

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Daily Observation And Daily Imagination 18

Sorry I didn’t post yesterday! I was working on this scene from the Muertita-verse, it took me two train rides. Some more characters are being worked out! You may recognize those hair-bows though 😉
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I am now a “regular” at Denny’s. The waitress automatically brought me a black coffee and a glass of water as soon as I sat down. As I sketched I was left alone, except for food/coffee/water refills, and I was happy. These two fellows inspired my sketches today. One was quite serious, and the other quite jolly.
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Daily Observation And Daily Imagination 17

DailyObservation of friend during lunch – didn’t have time to finish it, since we were all eating and chatting, so I cropped the image to make up for it. Oddly, It works for me.
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DailyImagination of a main character within the Muertita-verse. These are some new hairstyles I’m playing with. I’m partial to the hair-bow with the bangs.
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Daily Observation And Daily Imagination 15

Daily Imagination of a Muertita looking off in the distance
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Daily Observation of my hand in a funky position.
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Daily Observation And Daily Imagination 14

Daily Imagination of a Muertita after being put back together.
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It was interesting looking at this bag and shoe combo on the train – so many lines to look at.
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Daily Observation And Daily Imagination 13

A bystander on the train listening intently to his music. He sat still just long enough for me to observe the light on his face.
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A little Unikitty  (kittycorn? flutterkitty?) hopes her cute fluffiness with counteract the consequences of her greedy little tummy.
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Daily Observation And Daily Imagination 12

I missed out on posting anything this weekend, but I had a good reason. I was working on the Art Lab all weekend. As soon as we woke up, until we collapsed in the evening, it was all  about working on that space. It has become a much bigger project than originally planned, but it is also turning out rather exciting.
I’m adding some instagram photos of The Art Lab’s process after the sketches.
Enjoy!
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