Not dead, I swear!

Okay, okay. I’ve been really crap at keeping up with art and updating this thing regularly. Though I’m tempting to redesign this thing again. I’ve been busy taking a coding class, learning javascript/jQuery and all my html/css skills got caught up with modern times thus learned a lot of new tricks too! Life is busy. Roller Derby, work, kid’s back in school, coding classes, Fallout 4… hard to find time to draw and stuff. But I have been able to do some pretty fun things for work which has been nice! So here, have a Rosie the Riveter parody T-shirt design I did for all those female archaeologists out there. Oh, also a poster design thingy I did won a contest. So that’s neat too! May post that later.

Bowie. Multiple Bowies.

Profile Test

Earthling I have been attempting to actually do a nice finished piece. A Friend is putting together a David Bowie tribute art show and thus I thought that’d be nice to actually contribute something to! The headshot was just me playing around to make sure I could actually capture his likeness, buuut I later then wanted to try something more creative than just going off photo references. Hence the second Earthling style one. Which I’d really love to try an Art Nouveau style for, but I’m not sure if I can pull it off. (And of course I’d want the Earthling outfit, let’s just punish myself more yes?) Well, with luck it will turn out acceptably enough for a show. 🙂

Portrait

Paul A friend was looking at my art and said “Do Me!” So yeah, I did you dude. This was fun. I don’t draw from life as often as I should, so it was a good exercise in breaking away from my typical comic facial structure, lighting, and such. I ended up spending longer on this than I did most the other things I’d been goofing off with, which is a good thing. I should draw my friends more often. Perhaps next I’ll try drawing David Bowie, as another friend in town is getting together a tribute art show in town. Annnnnd then maybe I’ll get back to my OC challenge…

Different Sort of Tablet

sly.test I gotta say, drawing directly to a screen rather than drawing on what you aren’t looking at make a noticeable difference. For once, I can actually feel like I can do some clean inking without it taking forever and/or being a huge pain in the ass. I’m going to be attempting to do more stuff with an actual background at some point. But for the time being, just keep sketching whatever.

Surface Pro!

Couch art Ze tablet has arrived! Aside from the two hours I was nearly freaking out because the pressure sensitivity was not working in Painter and praying i didn’t need to buy a new/newer art program, it is pretty awesome so far! Glad I figured it out. And now I can slug out on the couch and draw with my feet up and covered in my dogs. It’s going to be pretty rad, lemme tell you!