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Le Studio Garage is open for the season!

le Studio Garage is Open

Since we FINALLY had a weekend without snow, I opened le Studio Garage this weekend.

Unfortunately I didn’t have D around to help me, because there was a lot of cleaning to do. Tons of leaves and dirt and everything else that blows around the neighborhood and into my garage had to be swept out.

I also discovered that my sonic anti-mouse device apparently scares mice to DEATH and not just OUT THE DOOR, because I found a dead mouse actually STUCK to the floor which I had to scrape up with a knife. EWWW.

After that I was so grossed out that I had to hose out the whole garage, and then the neighbor’s AC unit just to be nice, and then the cobwebs off the front of the house and the patio chairs just because by that time I was just having fun playing in the sun with the water hose.

After all that and some wine with the neighbors, I started in on this season’s first piece. Last season, I had started playing with Copic markers at the end of my process, so this season, I decided to start with them. Here’s a sneak preview of what I’m working on – stay tuned or follow @yiddle on twitter to see my progress.

january_sketch_WIP_day1

WIP – Lollipops, layer 1

Fought off mosquitos this morning long enough to get layer 1 of Lollipops started.  I’m having fun with layering and playing with mimicking my digital painting process.  The finished piece will have 5 layers of glass, including the stained glass background.

lollipop, lollipop

Finally finished a painting last night!  No pics of that one yet (it’s still a surprise) but this is a digital sketch I did this afternoon for the next one.  I’ve been thinking of lollipops since I woke from a dream where all I could remember was the phrase “The big lollipops have to be on different teams”.  Excited to try out some new materials and techniques on this one, more details soon!

A Diversion

I needed a diversion from the moon bunnies. I know I need to just sit down and finish that one, but it feels flat and icky and I don’t know exactly what it needs so I’ve been putting it off. Tonight I thought I should at least paint something, and this is one I’ve wanted to start for a while; my sister, doing what she does best, loving up one of her babies. I got a good start (see first image) but there’s a bunch of shape changes I still need to make before I start refining (see second image).

The Enemy’s Gate is Down – Ender in the Battle Room, WIP 1

TEGID WIP 1

TEGID WIP 1


It’s been a while since I’ve posted any real attempts at artwork.  Colors! paintings don’t count, not because Colors! isn’t a real app, but because those are more of an attempt just to make myself do some kind of art. Sometimes I get that icky “there’s no way I’ll ever have enough time to devote to being good, so whatever I produce is going to be crap” feeling. It’s horrible. I want to paint, need it so much it’s a physical feeling, but something stops me from starting.

That’s where WTCFF comes in. Thank God I have him around to believe in me. I tell him I’m in a slump, and he plays coach and cheerleader. He reminds me that I paint because I love it, and he gives me an assignment. And he follows up to make sure I’m doing it :) When I told him I was stuck again, he gave me this assignment: Ender’s Game. The formic queen OR the battle room. GO! Continue Reading →

A Hiro Story, WIP Part 2

just got home from the holidays and started on panel 2. i am discovering that it’s tough to do a squint on a toddler without making him look wrinkled. but i did find a few resources after i closed the file for the night, so i will probably make some tweaks tomorrow. think i need to make the eyes/eyebrows less relaxed. here’s a link to some photos of grown up Hiro.