Saturday, 21 June 2008

Happy Birthday Dad! + extra

It's my Dad's birthday tomorrow (he's going to be 52, but he doesn't look it ^_^). Anyway, that means I have to make a card for him (not that it's a chore or anything, I love doing it!). I was originally going to do a Tom and Jerry card, as they're his very very favourite, but I got this idea of a cute daddy's-little-girl image instead whilst looking at pages from a Flintstones Golden Book (I think it was on a certain Mel Crawford's blog).

I tried to capture the painting style of the illustrations...and pretty much failed. I am also going to use the age old excuse of "my scanner totally ruined the colours"...'cos it's true.

Also, I used a photo of me lying on my dad's chest when I was a newborn for reference....I would post it for comparison, but my dad happens to be shirtless in it and I'm not sure he would want me to put it on the internet anyway.

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I've been trying to get into using watercolours, so here's a sexy yet nipple-less genie. I kinda like it, but I admit that it's generic. I wasn't really focussing on what she looked like, more the colour. Which is blue. 'Cos genies=blue is imprinted in my mind.

(I loved Aladdin)

I have this bad habit of drawing girls with their arms behind their back...I think it's because I don't know what I want the arms to be doing.

Here's some guy, as I don't draw guys enough. I get the feeling that if he was a real person, I wouldn't like him.

Wednesday, 18 June 2008

Tribute to Skadi

It's Wednesday, and that means it's SKADI DAY! Huzzah!

My new favourite webcomic, so I do belive fanart is in order

I love the shape of her body - skinny arms and torso and chunky marathon-runner legs! But I suppose there must be a lot of running in the barbarian business

I might work up the guts to do one in colour and post it on the fanart part of the forum - these are way too scribbly.

Skadi was created by Katie Rice and Luke Cormican. And I love them for it.

Go see!!!

ALL the comics there are awesome!

Doodles galore part 1

Big, big mass of doodles from over the past two weeks.

Lots of girls. Lots of very similar looking girls. And I'm really just trying to imitate the way Katie Rice and Kali Fontecchio draw girls (among a whole host of great artists to be found in blogs or on Cartoon Retro). I adore the way they draw, but I think I really need to find new artists in the hope that I find new ways to draw. I don't want to be the girl who tries to copy Katie Rice (for example), but that seems to be the way I'm going.

Also, I may have posted a lot of drawings, but I think it's clear that I'm stuck in a rut - without thinking I find myself drawing what are basically the same girly characters with the same features, expressions, emotions (if any).....moan moan, whinge whinge and so on, and so on....

So why the hell am I posting these if all I'm going to do is berate them? Well, with any luck, it can show how I'm progressing and give me a kick up the rear (wow, you suck! better change that!). or even have someone tell me where I'm going wrong. And to be completely honest, I quite like some of these.