i made a birthday card for my nephew.
well, i found out that i really HATE posting stuff daily. that is why i have fallen off the wagon and not been posting things daily like i had set out to do. i haven’t been making stuff every day either. i still want to do that, but… man, it’s tough. i’m lazy. i’ve also come to accept that i’m not in a creative mode every day. some days i make more than others. still, i’m going to try to do something small at least each day. eventually it will become a habit and it won’t seem like a chore. right?
DAY 9. i made an “avatar” for my time-squanderer blog. i need to simplify this more… later. i also need more practice with vector art. i’m not very good with that kind of thing.
DAY 8. i really hate DC Comics’ new logo. it’s clever and i like the idea of it, but i just don’t like the look of the ‘D’ folding over. so i decided to redesign it. here are some quick sketches i did on an envelope. i like the ones that sort of look like an open comic.
DAY 7. figure drawing. these are actually all the same model. shows how bad i can be at getting a likeness.
DAY 6. part 2
drew some burlesque ladies, who did some really wonderful performances. i especially enjoyed the Pikachu costume (not really a pokemon fan, but it was still awesome).
i drew a musician lady. i worked a bit bigger than usual (18”x24”) and wasn’t really feeling it. it turned out okay. i rushed the background and it’s kind of ugly now. i had a little fun experimenting though. i roughed in some color with the markers, then sprayed it with water and sprinkled salt on it to create some texture.
DAY 4. so yeah…. already failing to make stuff every day. it was nice outside, so i went to the sculpture park and doodled some dumb shapes and letters and such today. the third image i drew the previous week on another stroll through the park.
DAY 1. part 2 - drinkin’ and drawin’ more burlesque performers.
- Cynder Ella performed a number as Cookie Monster (tossing cookies at people)! then sat down and had a smoke.
- Missy Fit is very fit and has a few tattoos. i drew a few more of her, but forgot to take pictures before giving them away. they weren’t as good as this one anyway.
- Cynder couldn’t stop smiling during this pose.
- a Missy-inspired cartoon lady doodle.
- random dude stripped down and shook his booty, then posed. you probably can’t tell, but he’s wearing pasties.
- last week i drew a drag queen holding a dildo. i got a picture before giving the drawing to her.
so… i’m going to try to make something every day for a year.
we’ll see if i can stick to that.
for DAY 1, i made an abstract painting. it’s not a masterpiece or anything, but i like the colors and textures. i had fun at least. it’s a bit abstract expressionist i suppose.
i found this nifty little site that lets you draw/painting digitally right there in the browser. the tools are rather interesting (so is drawing with a laptop touchpad). here’s my original painting (and process). i adjusted the lightness/contrast and added a little bit in Photoshop afterward. i’ve never really done anything abstract like this before. this will not be the last.
UPDATE: did some minor tweaks. i think i’ll call this done.
still have some tweaking and finishing touches to do on this one, but i’m digging it quite a bit, so i wanted to share it before it was totally finished. listen to the end because there’s a fun little solo thing at the end. hopefully it doesn’t get too boring before that.
> SUPER LETHARGIC SQUANDERER OF TIME!
since i keep this tumblr just for stuff i create, i decided to start another to reblog stuff i like and find interesting… not going to be real picky about what i reblog though. (click the link in the title)