Steph's Brain Farts (NSFW): 11/17 - Creatures and CTN
Alright, I will make every attempt to keep this as "daily" as possible. I need to sketch more - I realized at the SF Workshop just how rusty I've become since graduating. Blah!
Anyway, my opening doodle was about 10 minutes of sketching, a half hour in Photoshop. One of my ratties has been battling a fierce abcess for the last 2 weeks and this just sort of sputtered onto the page.
I didn't use reference for this one (again... bad me!) and I sketched her with Col-erase pencils and those spiffy pens everyone got at the Japanese stationary store. Those pens are awesome!
See you guys tomorrow... after Blueberry's next visit to the vet. Hopefully.
Last edited by Steph Laberis; November 17th, 2009 at 03:29 PM.
Reason: Updated pics
Thanks for the welcome It awesome to be joining up, since I now have so many names and faces to associate with these sketchbooks.
Saying that my work is cute is probably a fair assessment, what can I say? You guys will probably find that my sketches jump from cute to angsty to cute to depressing to cute. ...and no, I'm not bipolar. Just fickle.
And thanks for the kind words about Blueberry. I just want to get rid of the stress of her illness, for both of our sakes.
Whoops, I forgot to respond to the comments from before!
C: Actually, your original comment was articulate and very flattering.... it was the IM you sent me that confused me. No matter, you give some of the best crits on CA and I'm grateful that you took the time to shar eyour thoughts!
Biocreep: Merci, my Trash Angel!
0kelvin: Yeah, the C.O.W. ended up beingn more run-of-the-mill than I had planned. I will take another stab at him. SQUAWWK! Also, I'm glad to hear you're still into Insekuto Batteru as well I've been doing the dork thing and selecting songs for a soundtrack, putting together animations in my mind...
yousir: I'm very flattered that I might have inspired you to start up a sketchbook! Thank you so much for such a wonderful crit. I am still tweaking the Insekuto batteru coloring style - I want to have olive greens and khakis be a stable color scheme, since the series is WWI/WWII themed, but I wanted to bring in some neons to make it all the more campy and trendy. I'm finding it tough to balance the two themes. If you ever have any questions about Illustrator, feel free to ask - it's a pain in the arse to start drawing with vectors, but very seductive once you get going.
Caledonian: Yoooo! How is our Jedi Baby doing? Sadly, Blueberry passed away from her ailment, she just reached a point where we could only slow her deterioration, not cure it, so I had her put to sleep. Tough times, for sure, but I have her ashes now and her sister, Oreo, is doing quite well now without Lil' Blue. I'm going to look into USA Boy, I haven't heard of the series but it sounds like it could be very inspiring to me. Thanks for the crit and the heads up!
CartoonFox: Dirty_C was right, you ARE the nicest Bloke in the UK. And to those of you who doubt it and need proof, look here:
I will let you know what my travel plans are, just keep me posted on your University plans THANK YOU!!! *hugs*
Tack: You showed my birdy to your friends? *blush* Thank you so much for that!
Red_Rook: Arigato Kai-sama! [/obnoxious] Have fun colorin' the birdy
So uh... no new sketches this time. That could change tomorrow though, I am celebrating my 25th year on this earth by going to my local equestrian center and drawing horsies. WOO!
C: Many, many thanks! As promised, I drank my sake in your name tonight. ^__^
Sok: Yo yo Ryu, thanks for the birthday wishes. Sadly, I'd be drinking alone tonight, since my homies all live 90 miles south of where I do, but I'll pour some on Friday night when the official party happens. MWAH!
I am moved to TEARS. I'm printing this out. AND I'm bringing it into Hasbro the next time I'm in-house. THANK YOU!! You nailed the Pony form really well, better than I can most times. ...wanna work some freelance?