Wednesday, June 1, 2016

rough mermaid

  trying to get a bit lose with drawing.  a bit tight in the head and hand when i start something with lines, so im practicing the abstract shape approach and working something from the mess.   I tried to make this one work into a fancy ver, but I still lose the overall sense when I start to polish.  So keeping it rough for now, at least for a while.

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Goomba Stocking

I don't like holiday exclusive decorations, but I do like the idea of stockings.

So I made something that would work all year round.
I could stuff candy, money, even notes, and my other half would have something special to discover every so often.

A personal goomba mailbox.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

cheat day

finished my cross stitch project before thanksgiving. :)
next, a frame for it.

from the great etsy store grannie panties

Monday, July 27, 2015

WIP Akuma hadoken ani

I've been working on this little akuma hadoken variation for quite a while now.  A little a time, I've had to go back and forth as I learned new techniques for pixel drawing.   I've never done pixel art this refined before, so making it look nice and figuring out consistent lighting etc has been a time consuming work.  Sometimes I would finish a key frame and consider it done only to go back and notice some proportions were off (mostly arms) or how the lights on the clothing could be done better etc.  Pixel art is no different than other styles if you apply the basics but it has some small nip picky things you have to watch out for that can be overlooked unless you run into them as you clean things up, change poses or color combinations.   Working with single pixel detail can be a pain because in motion the placement of 1 single pixel and throw off some stuff by a little, but still the eye notices and it makes the whole thing wobbly.

Anyways, this is still a WIP but I've dedicated so much time in small increments to it that I am taking a break for now and will go back to it by the end of August.  Meanwhile, a fresh pair of eyes would really help for when I hop back on.  Let me know what you think.  

Monday, March 30, 2015

1059 days / tendonitis break


1059 days

of art challenge (thanks timeanddate) I had to take a medical break. 
Got tendinitis in left hand so I'm kickstarting artchallenge again on April 1st.
See you then!

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Edit of a drawing from last week. Started off last week as a self portrait that ended up looking not like me at all, and this week I just worked from imagination. 

Thought a lot more about terminations and other cool light stuff! A lot of the "human face" things were wrong, so those got corrected somewhat.