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April 1st, 2014 #1
cake and grief counselling
Hello! zoe here. I'll make an introductory post later. Maybe on page 2, just to be contrary.
Have some crappy phone pics as I don't have a scanner at the moment. This is typical for a sketchbook for me - doodles, quick sketches from photos and shows watched on my computer. Have discovered recently that I really enjoy working in pen. I think I observe more and fuss with the drawing less.
(I borked my icon and the formatting was driving me nuts so deleted/reuploaded everything.)
This is around 4 or 5 years old now, from an intro something-or-other assignment on texture.
I'm slowly learning watercolours, because they work well in multimedia sketchbooks, are portable, and don't trigger my ~Art~ twitchiness.
And some Copics-on-a-cheap-envelope, because I buy expensive markers then use them on envelopes at work:
Some digital stuff to round it out. This is all fanart, because reasons.
That was a long post, sorry! Thanks for looking.
Last edited by verilyvexed; April 8th, 2014 at 12:33 AM. Reason: how do attachments, how do icon, how do formatting, etc.
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April 1st, 2014 #2
Awesome!! I was going to suggest you start a sketchbook and post some of that comic style art you mentioned, and now here it is!! Some really excellent work here… I like all of it. Calvin & Hobbes is one of my all-time favorite comic strips too (I think that's true for everybody though, isn't it?)
And it's nice to learn your name. Hi Zoe!! (I'm Mike by the way).
April 1st, 2014 #3
Thanks so much, Mike, and nice to meet you! I had grown fond of 'Double V'. My Dad passed away in February and he got me into Calvin and Hobbes -- comics, really, via Archies and the funny pages -- so it's especially a fave now. I've yet to meet anyone who doesn't like it.
April 4th, 2014 #4
Some skull studies
April 4th, 2014 #5
Some really good skull studies - I'm gonna have to get on the ball!! The only thing I can see that would make them even stronger is to wrap your lines around the form more. You're doing it in places, but if you can do it everywhere it really makes it pop. I've been gradually learning to do it from my cast studies (that's not to say I always do it.. ).
And yeah, I like double V too lol! I tend to call people by their screen names on the board (or my own version of it). But it is good to finally know your actual name (and gender - it's kinda weird talking to somebody not knowing that.. )
April 4th, 2014 #6
Thanks so much for the kind words. The title is actually a partial quote from a game, but it seemed oddly appropriate. (The thing in my icon is from a speed paint I did of an AI character from the game. I have a theme going, it would seem.)
And thanks for the advice on form -- I see what you mean. I'll try that in the next batch! I'm not very experienced with hatching and it's been ages since I've really done any, but I feel like that's feedback I'd received once before. Oops. At least i'm consistent.
I do the same talking to people online usually, and usually end up with some wildly inaccurate mental image based on no facts whatsoever.
April 4th, 2014 #7
Hi Zoe. Yay you started a sketchbook! After seeing your comp 1.1 stuff, I was super interested in what you did for your personal work. Ahhh, such fun stuff in here, and you will only get better and better if you keep up the work. That's exciting stuff!
Sorry to hear about your dad. Calvin and Hobbes is such an awesome way to connect with his memory. My heart goes out to you.
I look forward to the work and fun you post here. Cheers.
April 8th, 2014 #8
Thanks so much, Grumpysaur! You guys are definitely motivating me. I'm drawing every day, even if I don't post. And thank you for your kind words. I love the variety in your sketchbook.
April 8th, 2014 #9
30 and 60 second gestures, random head doodle page, and assorted silliness.
My grandfather passed away yesterday. That's three deaths in three months. Not a great year. I want so badly just to dive into studies and draw for hours on end, and there's so much real life crap to contend with (I'm moving out of state for a while in three days, still haven't finished taking care of my father's stuff) -- but I am still drawing. And I'm about to be unemployed, so at least temporarily, there'll be more time for it... hurrah?
Thanks for looking at tired-ass drawings and listening to me whine!
April 8th, 2014 #10
Oh awesome - I really like the way you're drawing the gestures!!
Edit - wow, just read what you wrote. Too many deaths - makes it harder to deal with. So sorry to hear it.
April 8th, 2014 #11
Thank you, on both counts. This is going to be the most cheerful sketchbook post on the site, isn't it? Oops. The year will improve if I have to find a personification of it and strangle it into submission. I'm a violent optimist.
As for the gestures, I never feel I'm doing them correctly, so yay! I'm really enjoying doing them in pen, though.
April 8th, 2014 #12
Your work is really looking great, and it's great to see you remaining optimistic about things. Keep it up!
I once went to buy macaroni and came back with no macaroni, a new tablet, and monitor, so yeah, I can be impulsive.
April 8th, 2014 #13