Category Archives: Art

Mask picture

 

 

 

I forgot to post the finished version!

 

Presenting…Dr. Zoidberg!

Sorry, I don’t have a lab coat at the moment, maybe I will later =)

 

My other project

Well, I guess I ought to share this here, I finally launched that thing I mentioned last year.

http://doomedlegionsecret.wordpress.com

It was SUPPOSED to have a proper comic-format website, but that has been put on hold. While WordPress is nice, it isn’t really set up to make viewing comics easy and simple.

I worry that if I make that site too public and searchable that it will fall flat because it isn’t quite to easy to see, and the flow is lost.  I don’t know, but, they’re up, take a look if you’re curious. Oh, and I should mention, these are characters…while based in truth, they are not accurate representations of anyone. If they resemble you, or someone you know, don’t worry, this is fictionalized. ; )

Comiiiics

 

 

I like comics. They make me happy, I love the feel of something hand drawn and a little weathered, something planned out with clever writing and a cute punchline.

 

I decided to copy a comic from a wonderful artist and writer <a href=”http://abominable.cc”>Karl Kerschel</a>. I really love the underlying message in a lot of his humor, also the mixture of silliness and beautiful realistic art. Mine isn’t quite as realistic, but I think I was working smaller to start with.

 

This is a present, and an experiment in media, I took a sheet of cold press watercolor paper and dyed it in tea, once it dried I inked over it, and I think this is a rather nice, aged-looking piece of art.

 

What do you think?

Pencils, projects, blogs, wait, that wasn’t another ‘p’

My alliteration has failed me. What would you call a blog with the letter P? Ponderings in Pixels?

Ohh..I may use that.

Anyway, I received these today from my gramma:

and I hadn’t used them before, but they seemed familiar, so I did a quick search.

http://boingboing.net/2010/08/27/first-impression-of.html

So if you’re curious about the pencils, there’s a little review.

I am usually partial to the mechanical pencil for my drafting and sketching, although sometimes I use a soft, thick woodless pencil…but I’m always open to trying new or different pencils to expand my sketching options. I can’t remember the brand of woodless pencils I use, ugh. I want to say koh-i-noor, but it could just as easily be faber castell.

For the non-arty types, you probably think a pencil is a pencil, why all the fuss?

To an extent, yes, it doesn’t matter too much what your tools are for sketches, but, it can be the difference between riding a unicycle and a bicycle sometimes. You CAN get from place to place on a unicycle, but it requires more focus and skill to get the same result, with a nicer pencil it can be extra smooth and making it easier can enhance your idea process.

Of course, getting back to my surprise present…I don’t know why my gramma sent them, there’s no holiday or birthday I’m aware of, though I’m thoroughly pleased. =)

The FDR X-wing

A new painting! I’m not done yet obviously, but I’m curious if you guys think this is awesome…or offensive. This came from the idea of FDR in a fighter plane, and no one could figure out how he’d do that in a wheelchair, so then the idea was “It’s like R2D2! He’s lowered in with a crane and has hand controls.”

So…thoughts?

Clean and Organize

Ohh lookit that pile of stuff.

My newest project sadly is just organizing things. Although I DO have a project in the works that I may finish in-between cleaning and other things like..uh..work! Lots of working and moving heavy crap.

Luckily a lot of this is books, but, there’s also a lot of stuff I have to find accessible places for.

Also, hey, a big stack of my art books! I wonder if any have blank space still…most are full, I know that.

I’m slightly overwhelmed, but hey, it’s a lot more accessible than it used to be.

Any tips on organizing in this space? I’m thinking I’m going to get a small drawer bin for one of the empty nooks I have.

I also have this cool bowl of steel balls…I don’t have a lot of use for it, but I really like it still.

Broken Glasses

I really want to make these frames work again. They’re lovely, but the plastic parts are very frail. I’m considering using a resin of some kind to piece them together, I attempted to use superglue, but then the bridge broke while I was holding it to set.

It’s hard to find cats-eye frames like these now, I think these were my Omi’s from the mid-60s. She isn’t sure, but she said they aren’t her mother’s.

I guess the main problem with reconstructing the plastic is making them so lenses will still fit snugly in them. I don’t have tools to work with metal, or that would be a more sturdy option to work on.