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Monday, September 26, 2016

Sketch Diary: Monster concepts

Just a few monsters for your consideration. Well, some might say monsters. Maybe they're just different. I'm not sure I'd take the chance to find out, especially with the one on the right. The one on the left, the spikes are supposed to look like they're coming from the inside, breaking through the skin rather than growing like horns might. I always feel at my most creative when making creatures that are at least a little bit 'off'.

In case my shading isn't contrasted enough (heh yes), if you zoom in on the middle dude, you might be able to see the teeth better. It's my fav.

with love - M

Friday, September 23, 2016

Sketch Diary: Fan tail mermaid plus fish

Just my weekly dose of mermaid drawing. Tried a spray paint brush in Krita. I have a trouble remembering to switch to a bigger size brush. I think I forget that I'm drawing with an amazing tool that defies my perception rather than a IRL pencil haha.

with love - M

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Sketch Diary: Long eared girl

Tried out a different brush in Krita for this sketch. It's supposed to look like a pencil - I didn't think so while I used it up close but zoomed out like this, I changed my mind. There're even brushes to make chain links and different kinds of grass and all sorts of stuff. I'll have to do a post about the cool ones once I get a chance to use a few of them.

I must have been channeling my inner feelings about heavy earrings when drawing this heh.

with love - M

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Sketch Diary: Fin-tastic mermaid in color

Wooooo now we're talking. This was sketched on slightly better paper and it was a definite difference. I was worried at the time that my color choices were too safe, too boring. But I'm feeling it. It's a little weird but it feels right for what I was going for when I originally sketched her. A 'go with yer gut' thing that turned out well.

with love - M

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Sketch Diary: Posture warmup ladies

Another midnight sketch when I couldn't get to sleep and needed some creative activity to settle my mind. Slowly getting more comfortable with the new Wacom settings. I think I'll need to search from some good brushes though, something like oil and watercolor and such. I'm a blender. I like soft pastels and watercolor and copic markers because of the blending ability.

with love - M

Monday, September 19, 2016

Sketch Diary: Snake Wedding in color

Snaaaaaaaake! So here's a quick color practice, thin paper unfortunately. But I still enjoyed coloring this drawing... despite the weird color choices on the snake part. Whatevs. I'm over it.

(...not over it)

with love - M

Friday, September 16, 2016

Sketch Diary: Star girl digital

So along with traveling a bunch this summer, I ended up totally cutting myself off from my desktop computer without really noticing. It was pretty weird. I think I was just really burned out digitally. I ended up spending a ton of time cleaning out my material stuffs, cleaning in general, gardening, and trying to spend time each day on myself (meditation type stuffs).

Can you see that in the sketch? I'm tired of being stiff and uncomfortable both physically and emotionally. Feels like all this time spent on myself is paying off. Unfortunately, all that meditation did NOT include drawing of any kind so I barely drew anything this summer. But I'm excited to get back into being creative everyday. Or at least creative in a drawing kind of way. I still think downsizing and reorganizing my kitchen cabinets requires its own creativity haha.

So to the universe I say - take time for yourself. It may seem like a lot of work to slow down and calm your mind but trust me it will pay off.

with love - M