Hey peeps, it's been a while.
You thought you finally got rid of me, didn't you?
I won't bore you with the details, but I know you will understand me when I say this past year has been... well let's just say though.
But hey, here I am again, one year older, still tired AF.
On the flip side, I got some cheap-ass guache paints and started playing around with them.
So here are some of the things I've made and that I don't hate.
This one is called Tiger Lily
This is a small pen drawing I did that depicts some snow-covered rocks. Though it's not that visible, I tried to differ a bit between the shadow lines (hatched with diagonal straight lines) and a more curved pattern for the rocks themselves. I filled the sky with dots to allude to snow-filled clouds.
I always struggle when trying to create atmospheric pieces with watercolors. When layering in an effort to add depth, everything ends up just flat and dull. I just can't.
The background in this piece, even after fixing it in postprocessing, is just not right. :/
With artistic licence, inspired by a scene in a movie that I will never watch because the trailer alone made me shit bricks.
Guess who got a scanner? (To be totally honest, I found it in the garbage 😳 , somebody was throwing it away but after a thorough cleaning it was (almost) as good as new).
Bonus: I sketched the personification of Mercury and Venus. I'm planning on doing the whole solar system, a good exercise in form and posture.
Sir? Sir? I need you to stand still, sir...Yes, the tentacles too, sir.
No, sir there will be no hors d'oeuvr sir. No sushi, I'm sorry. Please don't move sir. I understand sir, I'm hungry too, sir, but if you could please stand still it would make it easier... No, NO NO! Sir the dog is not for eating, sir, it's for petting only. Ok, ok... I think I have what I need to finish it sir. Yes, no sir, please put down the dog sir. Down. Yes. There.
Thank you. Goodbye.
Since January I invested most of my already scarce drawing time on a short story. Something quick and on point. I started really well, but 13 pages later I found myself short of breath. I fell out of love with this story and I don't know what to do.
Keep going (I'm 1/3 of the way and it will probably take the rest of the year) or throw away 4 months of work just like that?
I almost never manage to conclude my stories. It's disheartening. How do you keep it going?
A few days ago I went to throw out the garbage and get some fresh air. I started reflecting on how this quarantine has been taking a toll, on my and on a few good friends of mine. Oscillating between anxiety and frustration it's especially hard to find things that inspire us.
I felt lonely and sad.
And then this character straight out of a William Gibson novel walked past.
Thank you. I needed it.
Hi there, I haven't been posting in a while. I hope you guys are doing ok and staying safe in all this mess.
This one has been on the shelf for a few weeks now. I kept puttin it off while I went on working on other projects. I was too scared to ruin it by painting it. This is not exactly what I had in mind, but I guess at least it's over now and I can move on to other stuff..
It's based on a dream I had once about a herd of hares running frantically from a fox. 🐰 🦊 🐰
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