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    Meh, there's so much wrong with this sketch, I don't even know where to begin.

    Her arm is too long, I'm having trouble with her legs. Do I keep them crossed or uncross 'em.

    I guess I got in a sort Maxfield Parrish mood today, but finding the sketching rough going. If I decide to take this further, I think I'll have to shoot reference for the pose.
    she sings from somewhere you can't see ...

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    A mascot for one of my websites.....the chameleonmind!
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    Went to the Seattle Aquarium on Sunday and sketched....which is harder than you might think since the fish don't know they are modelling for me and refuse to sit still. Plus, there's about a thousand yelling children beating on the tank walls, disturbing the octopus and the sea horses, and well, you get the pic.

    Anyway, the advantage of coral is that it sits still. So I sketched me some basic shapes and then referred to video footage and notes from a previous trip to get the colours.
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    So I saw this pic of Michael Chertoff on Boing Boing and decided to sketch him, because he was perfect creeeeeepy face reference material. It's like....Montgomery Burns come to life.

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    Really fun idas you have, the cameleon brain, the iceberg heart,all nice, keep posting

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    Ack! It's been a while, hasn't it? Well, my excuse is that work has been keeping me really busy for a number of months, and this year has also had me fly home for two funerals and life is just filled with the sort of stuff that keeps one from drawing and painting. But I do have SOME stuff to post, sketches, and two traditional paintings, one of which is in progress, and one of which is finished.

    Nerahla mentioned the 30 second pose site to me yesterday, and while I did a few quick poses, I really prefer longer form. I found a pose I wanted to try and did a pencil sketch. After scanning the sketch, I re-inked the lines I wanted in photoshop and laid in flat greys. I'm not entirely happy with the head and I'm almost never happy with my hands and feet. (Exception: My San Francisco which I did for CHOW. Oh, wait....that's not been archived in my Sketchbook thread. I should put her in.)

    I've also got a watercolour picture of my deceased maternal grandmother to match the one of my maternal grandfather I made on the occasion of his funeral. (She actually died when he did, about 11 years back, but I wasn't feeling the muse at the time.)

    And I started painting my great-great-grandmother (paternal side) in acrylic while I get used to the medium again.

    (Finally) I forgot to put my sketches of San Francisco and the final piece in the sketchbook thread for me. (This was from an old CHOW.) Adding.
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    Grandma (maternal side)
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    Great-great-grandma Charlotte Marie Parr. (Paternal side. Lost her eye in her youth while chopping wood.)
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    Did you ever finish the coral because it's looking very pretty? Posemaniacs has close ups of hands that you can turn to match the pose - it's what I use it mainly for.

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    Finally the San Francisco stuff from CHOW of ages past.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Spot View Post
    Did you ever finish the coral because it's looking very pretty? Posemaniacs has close ups of hands that you can turn to match the pose - it's what I use it mainly for.
    I did not finish it. But I really should. Particularly because I have another undersea idea that I could probably pair it with.
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    A sketch I'm working on, illustrating a novel called Machine Intelligence. (I may post more about it here, if and when I get the author's permission.)

    I was having trouble sketching the fabric in Photoshop, so I ended up printing up the flats (see upthread) and then sketching on top of that printout. It worked pretty well, freeing me up a lot. Now I'm in the process of digitally inking over the scan of that secondary sketch. (The hair and the fabric are the new additions.)
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    Machine Int Heads

    Working on the head which was wonky.....
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    My sketches from the 11th Annual Gage Drawing Jam: http://art.lismitchell.net/?p=166

    Here's my favourite from that batch--a plaster model from the Atelier room.
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    Returning to Traditional Art

    So much to catch up on, but a lot of my art for the last half year has been traditional media: pencil, acrylic, a little charcoal. This is actually a continuation of my newly rediscovered attempts at acrylic when I made tiny paintings for everyone as wedding favours. I did the first 15 back in September and October. The seahorse and lionfish were painted in December for the work art bazaar/charity raffle. They represent my zoological interests and things about the natural world (for the most part) that I find neat. Since our wedding was very small, I only had to paint fifteen paintings. They were distributed randomly but my brother--who was in charge of distributing the favour bags--did mysteriously manage to end up with the chameleon painting he coveted.

    Reference sources: The insects (digger wasp and scarab) were referenced from a field guide for insects, and the chameleon and frog were referenced from online stock photos. Almost everything else was referenced from my private photo collection or my brother's photo collection. (Mine were taken at a variety of zoos, aquariums, the Japanese tea garden for the iris and stone lantern, the PacSci butterfly house, the Golden Gate Park conservatory, or my own betta fish.)

    The scans are bigger than the actual paintings, the largest of which is about 3 inches by 3 inches. I painted a ground colour for each, decoupaged on bits of map, and then sketched each object in. You can see more of my process here:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pixelfi...n/photostream/ - decoupaging map bits

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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/pixelfish/5003054301/ - paintings in various stages of progress
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