October? Really? That was my last post?
Alright, let me dig around and see what I’ve got to put up here. Dr. Sketchy’s has been kicking my ass lately, as has travelling and working on the novel. I’ve been doing a lot of work in Painter, specifically in order to build a website for the novel, but I think I’ll save that for a separate post and just do a generic sketch dump for now.
What do we have….[digging through folders]
Oh, I went to the life drawing session at 11 am on Saturdays at the Creative Alliance. I was impressed . . . it was relaxed atmosphere and a good time. I don’t know how often I’ll be able to get up that early on Saturday, but I’ll definitely do it again.
First sketch was crap . . . enough that it made me scribble some of it out . . .
Obviously not the strongest start.
I really liked that last one . . . so much so in fact, that I’m using it as the base for a painting I’m doing in Painter on the tablet, with the end goal of it being an illustration on the novel website. I’ll show you how far I’ve gotten in that process in a later post though.
Next up, here’s a random doodle I did while some IT guys spent a DECADE installing a piece of software on my work computer that should have taken ten minutes. I could see what they were doing wrong, but they wouldn’t pay attention to me so I was basically forced to doodle and eavesdrop on their technical chatter until I found a manual to read.
Anyway, here’s the doodle. For the life of me I couldn’t find a normal pencil and had to use a green one.
The building in the background is sort of one of the buildings downtown that is visible from my window.
Next up, another work doodle, done several days later while waiting for a unit meeting to start.
I’ve been playing with this sketch in Painter as well. The intention was for it to be the dwarf Donth in the novel, but in my opinion it looks more like Snarf from the Thundercats. Painter improved that a bit, but in the end I’ll probably end up going with something else . . . over the years I’ve gotten into the bad habit of drawing dwarf noses in a certain way which, while pleasing in a comical sense, doesn’t always lend itself to more serious illustrations.
Before the Jason Webley show tonight I should have an hour or so of downtime at the bar next door, so maybe I’ll have a chance to give it another shot.