Monday, May 26, 2008

Around home.

I finally got around to scanning in some of the stuff I've been sketching this past week, so here we go.

Our dog is adorable. Siberian husky. ♥ Moves around a lot, though!

From the front porch. I am ... happy with that can.

There were tasty grilled things for our Memorial Day dinner. Ah, my heart.

Friday, May 16, 2008

The lamest birthday card.

This happened. Also, looking back, it's amazing I wasn't picked on more as a kid. Tucked-in shirt, braids, pulled-up socks, and huge pink glasses...

Monday, May 12, 2008

It'd be a strange fighting game.

I was thinking about what would happen if some of the people I knew were fighting game characters. It's an interesting exercise, because it forces me to think about both physical characteristics and personality quirks. How well do I really remember these people? What would they do if...?

I started with the easiest, of course - which turned out to be both a good and a bad thing, as I was still getting used to my bona fide, awesome watercolor set! (I got the sketcher's pocket box. It's cheap, lightweight, and nice! My only concern is that the blocks of paint rattle around a lot. Makes me feel like if I'm jostled, I'm going to lose something...).

And then I moved on to these two! They've both got a lot of character.

So, this is a personal project in progress - it's silly, fun, and kind of educational, and I'd recommend it to anyone. You, even!

To Grandma's!

Today, my mom and I went to visit Grandma W. This is part of her room in the medical wing.

Um, Grandma looks kind of like this. (Not the younger one, that's supposed to be Mom. ...You'd think it'd be easier for me to draw people I know.)

Watercolors, continued!

Back home for the summer, and thought I'd start scanning stuff in. Above are more adventures with waterbrush - part of Washington Square Park as seen from the eighth floor of a building, and my workplace. (It isn't actually that colorful, sadly.)

I found an old magazine at work. These three are based on advertisements I found in that magazine. I'm much more familiar with acrylic paint, so it was frustrating trying to get the colors to match what I saw. Eventually, I gave up on that (orange skin, anyone?).

Sometimes, I just let my mind wander and doodle. It tends to look like this. (The lab was quiet that day.)

Next up: what I started drawing after 1) acquiring a real, portable watercolor kit! (as opposed to the watercolor pencils I'd been using) and 2) leaving NY.