So many posts today, trying to catch up. I’ve been tweeting lately about my 6 color ball point pen, which I LOVE, and which they are no longer selling at DB (or anywhere else locally). I LOVE that pen. Makes doodling so much more fun. I looked online to see if I could buy some more and found…GASP…TEN COLOR PENS!!! For only $1.49!! I bought 10.
I doodle during meetings at work – I know lots of people probably think I’m not paying attention but my brain actually listens BETTER when I am drawing. Weird, huh?
This doodle came as a result of a few meetings:
These are some sketches for the next Natsuko painting. In her dream, Natsuko is on the moon playing with the moon bunnies. The pink ones were earlier sketches I did with just a ballpoint on notebook paper (meeting doodles), the others I did with my new Copic markers.
I had a prof who told us you should do a self-portrait once a year. quick one. don’t spend a lot of time on it. this took about an hour. getting better at skin tones and highlights, need to work on hair techniques. (ugh, both painting AND my real hair. i’m so clueless about some girl things)
Sketched in Painter X, checked proportions against photo reference in Photoshop, returned to Painter X for painting. Was pleasantly surprised that my proportions were almost right on the first time.
Natsuko and the Penguin
Painting #3 in the Natsuko’s Nap series. In this dream, Natsuko’s found a penguin friend. Haven’t you always wanted to hug a penguin? Scanned origami paper, Painter X and Photoshop CS3.
Natsuko's Nap - Horseplay
I’m calling this one done. I’m still not entirely happy with her hand or her hair, but if I keep going I’ll just keep going and going and going.