Sunday, March 21, 2010

Whirlwind adventures!

Well, I reformatted my computer. It is now fresh, clean, and mysteriously unresponsive to tablet pen pressure. There will be some vigorous uninstalling and reinstalling of drivers, I can assure you.

Today's a sketchdump day; this is a culmination of everything that has been going on since the last time I posted. Behold!

P and I visited my charming homestate of Virginia for a brief span. As per tradition, I bought my mother a Chinatown duck (whole, deceased, not pictured) and smuggled it onto the bus. I think that if I keep this up, she will love me most.


I'm not sure what to say about this, except that Final Fantasy XIII has instilled in me the desire to give everyone pink hair. Pink hair for all!

Below: people-watching adventures at Starbucks.
I got there around the time when school lets out, so there was a good variety of things to draw.

Starhat Man is possibly my favorite person ever. He looked so sad, though - how could you possibly be sad in that outfit?!

Finally, we resume that fine hobby of drawing people in magazines. I recently picked up The Movie Posters of Drew Struzan at the library, and... man. This guy. I know we've all seen his stuff before, but it's really cool to be able to just sit down and stare at it. Page... by... page. It is my hope that if I keep going through the book, I will slowly absorb things. Artmosis.

So I've been trying to work out some problems I have with watercolors (large areas of skin, let's get some goddamn spot blacks in here, etc.), and anatomy in general.

First try: contrastier than I generally get, which I'm pleased with, but... their faces. What have I done?

Second: I was trying to work with cooler skin tones than usual. Note that whole large areas of skin problem I was talking about. Maybe winter clothes are the way to go.

Third: woooo patterned fabric!

...That was a very long post.

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