Posts tagged art
Posts tagged art
…and I’ve discovered an odd phenomena.
I can stare at pictures of flowers, buildings, and landscapes for hours…but it’s only when I’m looking at a picture including nudity that I run into a co-worker.
Took me FOREVER to finish this…but hey, I’ve got a tablet pen in my hands again, that’s the important thing!
My Mac does not at all sound like it’s having a good time…all I’m doing is running Photoshop and Illustrator while listening to music on YouTube, something I’ve done a million times…but today…she’s definately not happy.
Need to start making some serious decisions about this whole art thing…I can’t possibly justify spending the money to replace my Mac and software for a hobby.
Finally drawing again…got the inspiration for a new “Creepy Girl” piece. So far I have a number of working titles for this.
"Isn’t She Beautiful?"
and the far less subtle…
I really miss doing ANTI ZOMBIE ARMY sometimes…and then again, I really don’t. It’s complicated.
I think the lack of AVERY LIBRARY updates is evidence that I have lost my muse for comicking…well, ok, that’s not the only reason I’m not doing AVERY LIBRARY updates.
To put things in bluntly…
I wake up at 6am.
Including travel time, I work essentially 8am to 5:30pm Monday through Friday.
I cook all my meals myself, from scratch.
I have all the chores associated with both living with myself, in a two story house with a large yard and long driveway (ie seasonal chores such as mowing and shoveling).
Needless to say, when I do get free time, I’m tired as shit and don’t care to do much of anything. Not to mention the fact that my job is one that requires a lot of creative juices…leaving little left for my own work.
…but I still miss it.
I miss being creative, being funny, and drawing something I’m proud of. I still do that on occasion, recently the “Creepy Girl” series has been something I’m quite happy with…but holy god did I tap into some kind of comedy genius with AZA, and it was something I LOVED to draw.
I wish I still had that…only without the disillusioned faux-autobiography storyline, and with my current art style.
I don’t mind the art style I had with AZA, but love doing the cartoony style a lot…although I need to do some refining, I’m looking far too much like Jhonen Vasquez lately and not at all like my own unique style…
And yeah, yeah, I know…this is the same old blog entry I’ve done several times before. I guess I just like to hear myself bitch and moan. Go figure.
Another “Creepy Girl” piece…I blame this one on the fact that I was listening to “Mirror rorriM” earlier today.
…what? Don’t give me that look.
I love the linework on this…particularly the eye and front tattoo. The coloring is also very well done.
It’s this kind of stuff that makes me self conscious about my own work. I could never seem to get the hang of gradients. My brain just isn’t wired that way. I’m not an abstract thinker, I’m far too linear. I guess that’s why I never was any good at charcoal, but brush and ink work…oh man did I rock that shit.
I actually kind of miss working in ink, but there’s no way I could go back to it. First of all, where would I work? My house isn’t exactly conducive to serious studio work, and secondly…what the hell would I do? It was easy when I had a human model to draw, lit to accentuate the shadows. But it’s not exactly like I can do that at home…
…I really miss college sometimes, which is odd, considering being an Art Major was very likely the most excruciatingly infuriating experience of my life.