27 Feb 2013

Catch-up

Hello! How is everyone?
I've officially started Uni this week and I'm enjoying it! I've met some really nice people in the Writers Club, enjoyed my lectures (Archaeology, Ancient History and Art History) and have finally found where the illusive Room 216 is after 3 days and 5 laps of the university grounds. Tomorrow is the Creative Writing lecture, which I'm looking forward to.

Anyway, I am 14 days behind and will be playing catch-up for a while now, so bear with me for the picture overload.

Day 14:
Harmony Oak. It's an okay picture, but it's a face and I need all the faces I can get to catch-up!

Day 15:
Pencils and pen. I actually really liked the combination and how it turned out. Unfinished of course (were you expecting a finished product from me?)

Day 16:
This was a bit of an experiment on the character I call Azure. It's okay, I could do better. It's a mix of acrylic paints and pastels

Day 17:
I found Mum's stash of clay!! This is a work in progress of a 'Kirata': A mythical creature from India that I came across in my reading. This is actually a character that has appeared on this blog before (if your interested in stories and all that jazz).

 Day 18:
I am so proud of myself over this picture! The character is called Moehn and I really like the story she is in.

So, days 14-18: Completed! Now I'm only 9 days behind! I'm going to do it! I swear I'll finish one of this things one day!

 P.S. Mum took the pictures. Aren't they great?



23 Feb 2013

Day 13 ( a little late)

Hi everyone!
It is going to get busy for me soon, so I am trying to crank out as many faces as I can right now.
Today I went to a Memorial/Funeral of a great teacher of mine. The only reason I got a good attitude to school and learning was because of her (which is funny now. Mum remembers a lot of my previous teachers were worried that we wouldn't get along and tried to switch me to a different class. In the end I got along well with her). She was a great person. A week or so ago I wrote a letter to her thanking her for everything she did (calling me out when I did something wrong, trying to make me laugh after being hit in the back of the head by a cricket ball and things like that). I was going to Brisbane on Monday. Before that I went into work to help. While I was there I got a call from Mum and Dad.
They told me that that great teacher had died.
She battled cancer for 5 years (after being given a 6 week life expectancy). Proved everyone at that hospital wrong.
The news really shook me up and today I went to her memorial with Mum. She influenced a lot of lives. Former students of hers (one of them was in his work clothes), parents of students (my friend Mitchel's parents were there), her colleagues and her family all gathered together to celebrate her life.
It hit me when they took her coffin and placed it in the car that she really was gone.
Sorry... I'm getting a bit teary eyed writing this. I'll stop now.

If you're here for a face, I'm sorry you had to read through that. If you are uncomfortable reading that, I'm sorry I put you in that situation.
I just thought that people should know that the world lost a good person.

Anyway, here's a face.


Inspired by Tron. I'll go back and change it to do the correct 80's style Tron eventually. But not right now

Day 13: Completed. Let the drawing-fest begin!




14 Feb 2013

What's today again?

Hiya guys!
How is everyone going on this day that celebrates something... I forget what it is exactly... OH! I remember now.

The 154th birthday of the man I blame for my fear of Ferris Wheels; their creator - George Ferris!

Look! Even google celebrates his birthday. Oh, and Valentine's Day, but that isn't important.

Right, so HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! Hope you spend it with your loved ones. I spent it at work.

Yay.

I'm also behind on the 29 faces challenge, so I'm so sorry. I'll catch up.

It's a quick sketch today. Sorry for all the lines and bad drawing.
Since it is Valentine's (as the people on Facebook and Google so helpful keeps reminding me), I looked back on a favourite play of mine. You have three guesses to what it is. To throw you all off, I put in Mum's, Dad's and Trin's favourites too.
1) Romeo + Juliet
2) Macbeth (or 'The Scottish Play')
3) Hamlet
4) As You Like It
Day 10-12: Completed (I'm counting the person with the binoculars as a face).
Have a wonderful day everyone!


P.S. If you want to see what I have been doing instead of drawing, here it is...

It's a shirt to wear over singlets. It's off centre and probably not that good. But I like the pattern.


9 Feb 2013

Another test

Hi everyone! How are you all?
Well, today started with trial and error. I was on the X-box for most of morning (and until 3pm when Dad kicked me off) trying to fix a mistake I made on a game. But I always go over my save data so..........
I had to go back to the 24 hour mark (in a game I worked 36 hours on). But the good news is that I figured out what to do. And that's 'don't screw it up badly again'!

Anyway, today is the 9th, so here's the face for it!

She is a test. Inspired by AlayaArt's daughter (who is a wiz at drawing on the computer), I decided to try my hand at drawing straight on a document in Photoshop. This face was the result.

Day 9: ^.^ ! I'm drawing a lot of girls recently... I need to draw some of the other gender soon or I'll forget how to draw them!
Have a wonderful day everyone!

8 Feb 2013

Day 8: Portrait

How is everyone going?
Well, most of my Uni stuff is sorted today. A dual major in Archeology and Art History, along with brief lessons in Creative Writing, Anthropology and Ancient History.

Today's face.

It was a test to draw eyebrows and some realism. Still in my drawing style though. It's good, but I can't do it again. At least not for a while.

Day 8: Tadaa! Mum and Dad are watching a Battlestar Galactica movie now. It's gotta be close to the end by now.
Have a wonderful day everyone!

7 Feb 2013

Day 7: Scribblertoo

Hello everyone!
Does anyone remember that cool web site called Scribblertoo? Well, I decided to do a quick drawing on it. And when I saw quick, I mean 'screw up the head 10 times and then keep pressing the undo button'.

So, here's today's face!

Meet Natalie. I drew her a little bit off, but it's hard to draw directly onto the computer. Still she turned out pretty well!

Day 7: Done!
Have a wonderful day everyone!

6 Feb 2013

Day 6 for the 29 faces

Second post for today because I found the face I had done the previous day.

An older version of Jacob. Originally it was just meant to be a blank male for fashion testing, but as I drew it turned into Jacob.

Day 6: Voila! Up to date~!



A New face!

Hello!
I'm a day behind now... I had a face for yesterday, but in went 'poof' during the night and I can't find it.
Anyway, I did this face last night. I felt inspired to try something different and it was my friend's birthday. So I decided to draw him a picture. Here it is!


It's a Salarian from the game Mass Effect. I had to find a few references to draw the basic head. And then I gave up on that and went with what look good to me. Anyway, this type of alien reminds me of my friend. Talks too fast about tech stuff that I don't understand.

Day 5: Complete!
This is the second draft of the picture. First was drawn on lined paper, then this one. Next one I'll ink and colour (so I have to look up skin paint techniques). Have a wonderful day!

3 Feb 2013

Wind and a face!

Hello all! How is everyone going?
So Alaya Art is doing another 29 faces challenge, but I didn't know as we have had a blackout Down Under due to heavy rain. Although we have had power back for a few days, I have been busy at work (which also had no power) and trying to tidy my room (unsuccessfully).
I'm going to try the challenge again. It is fun, and I've been stuck in a drawing rut...
Anyway, like every other 29 faces challenge I'll be drawing a name out of the hat. But I also like trying to write each day. So I've decided that each face (or at least half of them) will be accompanied by a story!
Don't read it if you don't want to.

Here's the first face!
It's been a while since I have used pens in a drawing. I think I got better at it!

And the story.

Elements (Air) - Tessie
    Tessie had always liked the wind. It seemed like a passing breeze could always take her troubles away. When she was still a child she became aware that she could communicate with the wind. If she asked for the location of a family member or someone she knew, the wind would find the person for her.
Her ability to talk to the wind marked her as a potential Mage, but it became apparent that she couldn't wield a wand. She was the laughing stock of the other kids because of it. Tessie's affinity with the wind only increased for at that moment it acted on her desire, the result of which was those that mocked her found themselves swept off their feet, literally.
So Tessie became part of a small group of non-wand users and she loved the freedom she was given. Her teachers knew that each person had a different skill which meant that they couldn't teach their students everything. So after the basic lessons where out of the way, the class moved outside and the students had to find their own way to use their abilities.
After years of trial and error, Tessie learnt that the air around her was purely hers to use, if the natural wind was blowing one way, Tessie's could overpower it and change the direction. Her favourite skill she developed was using the wind to lift herself off the ground. It only worked for a few seconds at first but she worked on it until she reached the stage that she could 'fly' around for over an hour without exhausting herself.
She never once underestimated the usage of the skills she had developed when she was a child and the wind had never let her down when she really needed it.

Short and sweet (well, not sweet, but defiantly short). It could use some work, but I don't think I can work with it right now. Anyway, have a wonderful day everyone!