Got myself a cheap brown sweatshirt some time ago, so I combined it with a stencil of a giant anteater I had laying around for quite a while now (always wanted a giant anteater on a shirt or something, you see), some acrylic paints and a toothbrush, and finally decided to take some photos:
Could have been better (I messed up the stencil, unfortunately), but yay, I like how it came out anyway.
...that I had to put him in a slightly less tiny jar.
Sadly, the jar got all smeared with glue on the inside and it looks like ass irl. It's okay, though, because the tiny lemur is safe and relatively comfy in it. And, being a failed little experiment, he gets to stay with me :'3
I've been working on my part of an art trade with Gloomy Underwoods (GloomyUnderwoods.deviantart.com), and I've learned that Andean Condors are...amazing creatures, yes, but also really difficult to draw. It took me forever to get their head to look semi-alright.
This is the first draft which had to be scrapped:
And the second sketch:
I like this one better, because I intend to ink it with microns: bigger characters will allow me to play with crosshatch a bit hee. And yeah, my camera doesn't handle sketches very well: I'm putting those up just to show Gloomy some progress. I will find means to scan the finished product properly.
A bonus of sorts: some sketches I did from memory during classes before I sketched the picture for Gloomy.
One fine day I've decided to try my hand at pony-customizing. I've slaughtered my blindbag Twilight's mane with an exacto knife...and left the poor girl like that for two months, because I've got distracted by other things derp.
My original plan was to try and make a Griffith poni out of her, but then I've changed my mind and settled for something easier (it is my first time, after all). My bff, Kinya, got me into Doctror Who quite recently, so my next choice was painfully obvious:
I tried to make him look as similiar to that one background pony character (nicknamed Doctor Whooves by the fans of the show) as possible. While I was somewhat pleased with how his mane and tail turned out, some of the "spikes" got damaged during boiling. Boo! Oh well, shit happens and I was expecting everything to fall apart anyway, so I've decided to carry on with painting him:
This is the result for now. His mane and tail need at least 4 more coats of paint, the eyes need some tweaking (they have two different shapes currently) and the cutiemark is missing, obviously. I need to put this little project on hold, though: I have other things that I want to finish more than this, plus...I've ran out of acrylic paint anyway trololo.
It's been tons of fun so far, and I think that I will try to make a Godhand Griffith pony out of my RD blindbag, after all. The paint job on her is atrocious anyway, so nothing of value will be lost.
It's done as far as I'm concerned. Too many errors, the anatomy is squashed in the most weird-looking way, and it's simply not-a-very-good drawing haha. Although I do like a few small things about it, it's not worth any more of my time.
Stress levels at their max as I'm about to blow something big on Saturday. So I've decided to post some pwetty burds! Because that's what people should do when they are stressed out.
These guys have the beautifulestestest plumage. Sure, their expression screams "asshole", but dammit just look at the colours omg:
This one's colours didn't come out too good, sadly- they were much more vivid in real life. He also seemed to enjoy having his picture taken, as he barely moved when I was fussing around with my camera:
And these guys are quite possibly my favourite birds, along with kingfishers. Not because of their plumage (which is rather bland in comparison to their colleagues'), but because they make THE most adorable sound ever when you give them some grass to snack on. Just...amazing:
My doggie, Polek, recently got his paw infected (through a very small wound that no one noticed before somehow, even though we wash his paws daily, no thanks to his thick fur) and even though it's not very serious, he has to keep it in a special dog-sock-shoe thingy for the next few days to prevent further inflammation. I was expecting him to rip it off the minute I put it on, to be honest, since that dog is known for annihilating everything that inconveniences him in any way. To my surprise, he just spent a substantial period of time simply sitting on his butt, staring at his extended paw quizically, and shaking it occasionally (it was absolutely hilarious to observe). He has some problems moving around in it, and judging from his displeased grunts I don't think his final opinion about the dog shoe is very positive, but at least he isn't trying to destroy it.
So I've been working on some roughs for the first pages of Homesick (still wondering whether or not I should keep that title), and I've decided to look through the...uh...prologue that I drew some time ago (2009?). I've removed it from my online galleries, because, frankly, this thing is embarassing to me. Upon finishing the fourteenth page I started hating it so badly that there was nothing left for me to do but to delete it and pretend that it never existed. I was never a writer, but the narration here is terrible even for my standards, the composition of the panels leaves a lot to wish for and it's...just bad overall. And so dumb that it makes me want to facepalm so hard it would break my neck.
Anyway, I've looked through those pages today and even though they are still as bad as ever, the comic itself somehow isn't /that/ bad. I mean, I've put some work into this thing and maybe it shows at least a little, I don't know, but even though I have no desire to display it on my main pages, I think I owe it a spot at least on my sketch blog. I was tempted to change the font and some mistakes before posting, but...neh, I will keep it in its original form, with Comic Sans and all. If anything, drawing this comic made me realize what kinda-sorta works and what absolutely doesn't- a valuable lesson for the future, without a doubt. So anyway, if anyone even visits this blog, have a laugh: