Sunday, April 27, 2008

Self Portraits 34 and 35 of 100

Hey guys!

I gots a couple of new portraits here. It's been kind of hectic around here the past week or so, because Abby was finally born! I never would have believed that I could've had a hand in making such a beautiful little girl.

Here's a quicky line drawing. I had some idea of where I wanted to go with it, but it's been over a week, and I've forgotton. The only thing bad that I have to say about it is that my eyes are too big. Still... I think I'm getting better and faster.
I got my new pen for the tablet that jason gave me. I got to tell you that the larger work surface is sooooo awesome! I still have to install the driver software so that all the functions work properly, but so far I'm very excited about the level of control that the larger work surface allows. This was just a quicky to try out the new pen... maybe about 30 minutes blocking in the major forms and whot not. I didn't really have time to go back and refine anything at the time.

Okay kids! That's it for today. I'll try to get back again soon, but until then take care and be good!
Your friend

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Self Portrait 33

Hey guys!

sooo... finally made it to a third of the way through. It's very difficult to discipline yourself to do this every day, but I guess it's something to continue anyway, and press on till the end. It doesn't always matter that you win the marathon, just that you finish it.

At any rate. Continuing on... I didn't really feel up to starting this, but I did. Then I wasn't happy at all with where it was going, but I continued. I spent more time than I wanted to on this guy, but less time than I needed to. Ha-ha! I would've really liked to have gotten the rendering worked out better.
I hope everything's well with you all. The baby's due today, but still no sign of her coming. Stubborn little girl. Amy's upstairs calling around saying "Where's my baby!? It was supposed to be delivered today!" Ha-ha! What a goof. It'll probably be more like next week. We're really excited, but mostly just waiting for the waiting to be over.

Take care and be good.
Your friend

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Self Portrait 27-32: Battling my insecurities

So I mentioned that I fight with myself a lot. I second guess, make mistakes, commit too early, fail to commit... it's stuff we all go through. This guy is an element for a drawing idea that I had awhile back. "King Coyote Constantly Battles His Insecurities" Ha-ha! So the Hydra seemed like an obvious choice... many heads, same beast. The next element I think is going to be sort of a nordic warrior... Maybe a Greek hoplite... I don't know exactly yet. Then I'll go to town in PS and color the whole thing. Should be fun.

I actually think this drawing is pretty strong, by the way. I hate to say I'm getting comfortable, so we'll go with it's getting easier to try new things, and new poses. There's still a lot of work to do though.
As always, thanks for looking. Take care and be good!
Your friend

P.S. I've been listening to the Sidebar Nation podcast lately. If you haven't checked it out yet you really should. There's a lot of excellent interviews with working artists.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Self Portrait 26

Hey Kids!

It's an interesting thing that there are blogs that I check everyday, and that I'm disappointed when they don't update. Yet, here I am with at daily blog that hasn't been updated in two months.

All I can say is sorry, and try to press on. Once you fall off the horse, it's sometimes hard to get back on.

Thought I'd do a little design portrait. I've been concentrating on drawing so much lately that my meager design skills are going down the toilet. I fight with my self a lot... ha-ha! I hope it doesn't sound like I'm a whiney bitch. At any rate, this is the first of the second quarter of Sp's. The design is kind of blah, but It's late and I need to get to bed.

I hope everythings good with you all. Take care, and be good.
Your friend