Hey there! If you’ve been here before, you may notice the blog has gotten a bit of a makeover. It’s all part of me trying to get my act together.
There is a new “Shop” tab at the top. I removed the portfolio pages for now because I want to create one page for the portfolio. Basically, I did a way with a bunch of the clutter. I like this much better. It’s simpler.
I have new stuff in my zazzle gallery, which I’ve actually had and neglected for quite some time. It’s HERE. I haven’t quite set everything up yet, but there’s stuff to look at in there now, and that is a step in the right direction, yes? Yes.
Hello, Friday! It’s a snowy Friday here. School is canceled. The ducks are still paddling away on the pond. Their tolerance for cold is much better than mine!
I’ve been hard at work putting together some new pieces for the shop. They aren’t available yet, but they will be very soon. Here’s one of them.
This one doesn’t have a title. If anyone has a suggestion, please feel free to share! Prints are coming soon. I plan to post a bunch of them to Etsy at the same time. Yup yup.
Farokh has left the laboratory, leaving Katherine and Alexand alone to conduct more research into the illness afflicting Katherine (which was injected into Katherine’s bloodstream by Helga Ritter, see Amanojuko Part 3) Katherine hasn’t slept for 24 hours. She spends most of her time in the laboratory, trawling through research journals, taking blood samples from the victims in her sick bay, and from herself.
I’m alive! I swear! I know I haven’t been around. I haven’t read many blogs. Life has been a crazy kind of busy.
This illustration is kind of a weird one. I actually started it around April of 2009. That’s when I created the vector illustration in Fireworks, so the sketch is probably slightly older than that.
Why did I put it down? Well, I had some issues. Working with vectors isn’t always the easiest way to go. Brush strokes are usually easier than creating and modifying solid shapes. I also wasn’t sure what I wanted to do with the environment.
So I had this vector illustration sitting on my computer since then. Every so often, I’d pull it up and look at it and ponder how I might move forward. I finally decided I would finish it. I converted it to jpg and emailed it over to ye old ipad and painted over the original vector in the Autodesk Sketchbook Pro app.
The app is pretty good. With the use of a capactive stylus, drawing and painting is a lot like drawing and painting in real life, only it’s way easier to set up and clean up. The biggest drawback is that the prints aren’t very high resolution. I think the end result ended up at 72 dpi. I usually prefer a 300 dpi for nice clear prints.
Another thing that’s good about using the ipad for this kind of project is that I can “paint” something before I paint it in real life. Like a practice run. It’s better than a pencil on paper sketch in some ways.
I don’t plan to paint this one in real life, though.
Anyway, that’s it for now. I have another Sketchbook drawing I’ll post soon.