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.
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.
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.
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.
A little Unikitty (kittycorn? flutterkitty?) hopes her cute fluffiness with counteract the consequences of her greedy little tummy.
Daily observation of a dear friend and family member. Prepare yourselves, there will be more attempts at sneaky sketches of people nearby me! These are challenging, because for these I prefer the subject move and act natural, not hold a pose. Preferably, they don’t know if I am sketching them, even if they suspect it. So, much of my sketches are quick and gestural, but I believe if I practice this enough I’ll get faster and more accurate. Hopefully.
Daily Imagination of some chick with cool hair. Remember, the point of these is NO reference, the opposite of Daily Observation, where I make myself draw what I see. I am trying to exercise the extremes of my brain. I am most comfortable in the middle, a bit of reference with a lot of imagination.
Comicon. This was my first time going – EVER! The speakers were wonderful, so brilliant – I actually got to see James Jean who its totally awesome and not just an amazing illustrator.
But…the crowds were terrifying. So terrifying, that Sunday I didn’t even go to Charles Vess’s signing, something I had been looking forward to for months, because Saturday’s crowds were so crazy. Otherwise, it was fantastic. Yeah. Other than cold sweat, chest pains, and breathing exercises, it was allllll good!
Next time I’m wearing really big shoes so I’m super tall, and a spiked inner tube so people don’t knock me around.