Thursday, February 18, 2010

billie jean

...by michael jackson (if u didn't know that, u should be slapped silly)

i just realized i never posted the poison ivy pencil commission i did that i'm planning on coloring this week. it's for the same guy i drew the harley quinn for. i have the Tattoo Life and Gothic Beauty magazines to thank for inspiring the piece. i'm neither tatted up nor goth but i do like their styles. the tattoo magazine really gave me a lot of inspiration on the leafy/viney patterns on her and the gothic one just gave me the mood of it with the branches growing out and stuff. if i had money to burn i'd probably subscribe to both magazines just to be inspired - but i don't. so there's that.
ended up working on my dad's church flyers and stuff tonight so that's one night down that i'm not coloring this piece. we'll see what happens tomorrow.
did anyone else see Zombieland?! that's some funny stuff. i especially liked the way the Rules popped up on screen when they applied. my favorite being Rule #2 - Double Tap. cuz u really shouldn't be stingy with those bullets. except in CoD:WaW zombie levels...but that's a whole other topic altogether. =P

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

sunday morning

...by maroon 5
it's technically wednesday morning (since it's like 1:30am).
i finished my star wars sketch cards that i was working on! it's a bit later than i was hoping for but i do like the way they turned out. i mostly used my warm gray copics to make shadows and a few cool grays thrown in the mix. but the best part is that i managed to fix the crappy eye problem that my one card had! with a little white out and a lot of finesse, it all worked out and i was able to move on. i tend to get hung up on some of the little things. =)
my goal for the rest of the week and into my "weekend" (monday & tuesday) - i want to color the poison ivy pencil commission i did a couple months ago. i hope it turns out good enough for a print to be made of it! but with Halo Legends waiting for me in the other room, i'm not sure how things will pan out. ah well. i did get some nifty Twilight candies and the Twilight SceneIt game on the DS for valentine's day from the hubby. u win some and dimsum u lose! =P

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

good luv

...by jodeci
i've started to ink these star wars sketchcards. been lookin for an excuse to use my walnut ink so voila! i use a quill pen to ink and i've been doing so for a couple of years now (i think). but i still feel awkward using it. albeit i don't ink often but i was hopin i'd get used to it by now. and just to demonstrate how annoyed i am at my lack of comfort with a quill and ink, i screwed up Oola's eyeball! blower. i'm trying not to panic and think of ways i can remedy the situation but its hard to not be pissed when it was actually my favorite one out of the set! just a fateful ink glob escapes and it's a wrap on my day. i'm sure it's probably not even that bad but fellow artists know that when u screw up something in ur artwork, that's all u see. *sigh* i plan on graying these once i'm done so maybe it'll be even less noticeable. i'll still see it though. poopies.

Friday, February 12, 2010

take my breath away

...by berlin.

it's been quite snowy around where i live. i think we've had a total of 32 inches or something absurd like that with more to come, apparently. and yet i find myself unable to be snowed in like most normal folks thanks to my job at the dog boarding kennel. i've only managed to miss one day of work due to the snow and that was only because the guy that was assigned to pick folks up in his 4x4 truck actually said it was far too bad to drive out there. so i had a free snow day! i swear if i didn't care about these darned dogs so much i may have protested. =P
at any rate, just a quick update here. i'm currently working on some sketchcards for a charity and out of the subject matters they said we can draw, i chose Star Wars (cuz the others i didn't know =P). so here are a few so far but they're not finished. i plan on inking and graying them. once i get approval, i'll post them finished. i still have a few more that i haven't even started yet. but i plan on being done by this weekend so yay!
oh yeah, did i forget to mention i don't usually draw star wars stuff?? i'm really tired and my motor functions are a bit fritzy at the moment so i hope when i finish these, they actually look as good as i'd like them to. if they don't - ah well, happens to everyone. =) just kidding. (kind of.)