Wednesday, April 28

"Blah blah blah blah..."

Sometimes when I'm sketching at cafes there are very chatty people I end up getting stuck next to. Last night was one of those nights. Ryan and I were sketching at The Grove and these two girls next to us were having a completely contrived conversation about guys and how scumbaggy they all are. I ended up sketching the really obnoxious one because this girl would just not stop talking about all of her ex's and how "stupid" she was when she was 20 and how boys don't have feelings and all about Chicago and how she was "sooooo over it. Seriously, I'm like SO, SO, SO over Chi-Town."

Like I said, an awful conversation to have to be sat next to, and exaccerbated by the fact that she was speaking at a volume usually reserved for Ringmasters in a circus.

But either way, I got a hilarious sketch out of her antics and a bunch of others that made me feel pretty happy. So, yay. Oh and one mini-self-portrait of me trying to think of what to draw because I couldn't think of what to draw. Mmm paradoxicalities.

Friday, April 23

New Bugses and Colors!

I'm trying to figure out how to actually do color well so that it's not just flat colored blah-zay-blah typical stuff that I do.

The reason I haven't been posting things every day is because I got myself stuck on this picture and I'm finally close enough to finishing it that I feel like I can post it. I'll probably fix it up some more, but for now, it's in a semi-final state of being.

Yay for Bugses.

Here's the original pencils...

Saturday, April 17


So I promised to try and put something up every day. That obviously hasn't quite happened, but to at least keep up something while I work on other art projects, here's a half inked sketch, that was ruined by me starting to ink it.

I'm not that great at inking super cartoony stuff - if it's more in the illustrative side I'm all good, but for some reason, smooth lines with pen are my current nemesis.

I might just make this into an Illustrator project...

Wednesday, April 14

Lighten up!

So obviously I've adjusted my blogger to be more light-hearted with the change of the seasons to spring. (And the fact that I hadn't changed my layout design in over two years!).

So to celebrate, here are my random sketches that I've been doing on card paper lately.

They are markedly attemps at making my drawing skills stronger by forcing myself to deal with the lines I draw and not being able to erase. Also, these are practice for birthday cards I've been making lately (apparently half of my friends were born in April or late March!).

Anyways, here we go again, gotta post a sketch or something every day.

I always dream too big, but at least I dream, right?