28 Sep 2015

More faces

Yo! How is everyone today?

Here are some faces I have done!

Face 24 - A Male Gorgon. Because why not? Also I have reasons.
Still suck at backgrounds

Day 25 - Cloud test (failed)

Anyway, back to essay writing.

Have a wonderful day!

25 Sep 2015

Face 23 (and 23.5)

So, I was going to do things the Scottish way and count an animal's face as a face, but then Mum called and she was "Actually, AyalaArt has thought about that", and so the wolf face I drew became invalid. But I still kept it because after the amount of work I put into it I was not going to rub it out (also the space above was too much for me to handle).

Day 23 - Tala (or Yuri) from Beyblades (and Wolborg his bitbeast in the background). One of the "bad guys" that I actually like (probably because I found him cool, vicious and mean, but cool)
Ah Beyblades, the first manga that I ever read. They used to sell them at the Newsagents and I'm sure I bought most of them (although I have no doubt in my mind that Dad is responsible for the missing volumes). So despite it (to many people) being bad and stupid, it has a fond place in my memories and I will one day complete the manga series of it. Hopefully with the good quality paper and none of that crappy one that ink spreads all over and the pictures are half cut off (Believe me, I have seen it).

Oh! Day 23: Mission accomplished!

Anyway, I need something to eat, to do more essay writing, and the Cowboy Bebob movie is on later tonight - so I know what two I am going to pick - and that means a hopefully relaxed Friday night watching the movie and playing on the DS with Mitch, only to panic in the morning and later in the week. Yay.

Well, have a good day everyone!

24 Sep 2015

Days 21 and 22 for the 29 Faces

Hi everyone,

Just a quick post for some faces that I have done over the past two days, because I really need to get into writing the essays I have to do.

I initally sketched the two faces in one of my lecture notebooks and I like them enough to transfer them over to the computer.

Face 21 - I am really proud of the hair on this one.
 And a full body picture!
No shading. Mostly because I am lazy.

Face 22 - Unfinished overall, but still a face and that counts! Shame I had to cut out the battle axe, I really liked it.

Days 21 and 22: Done! Now only two days behind!!

Have a wonderful day everyone!

22 Sep 2015

How far behind am I?

Five. Five faces behind. There went my somewhat decent track record.
Well here are some quick faces that I did on the weekend with some paint that I had.

Day 18 - I'm going to call this person Bluey

Day 19 - Afoil Knight. Ok, it is silver paint, but it kinda looks like foil right?

Day 20 - ??? No clue what I was doing
There is another face on this page, but I do have standards so that will not be appearing on this blog. Ever.
Days 18-20: Better late than never. Now to get back to essay writing (or attempting to)
Have a good day everyone!

18 Sep 2015

Two more faces

I just handed in one major essay just a few hours ago. All nice and good and hopefully it is passable. So I quickly pumped out two faces for the 29 Faces Challenge. I have been staring at a computer for the past 3 days, so I will move on to try something different tomorrow, but for now, some more colour palette challenge faces - This time courtesy of Trin and Mitch (and if Owen reads this, then he can pick one too if he wants).

Face 16 - Trin's choice. Ok, so I am not the best with anatomy and stuff (I avoided biology like it had cooties - which it probably did), but whatever it's a face!

Day 17 - Mitch's choice. I decided to try my hand at an Orc who liked pink and had magic powers I guess.
Don't look at me like that, I just draw things, I don't think about them too much (which sometimes is a problem)
Days 16 and 17: Done and dusted. YAY! Now I am only one/two days behind! Although I have yet to visit everyone, I should probably do that tomorrow in my breaks.

Ok. Now.
Back to studying for an exam on Monday. And to start on the next lot of essays due on the same day.

Have a wonderful day everyone!

13 Sep 2015

Playing Catch-up and beyond

Ok. I'll admit it. I fell behind in the challenge.

But I have a good reason!


Ok, so maybe I don't have a good reason, but I still did the faces! So that's something!

Days 9, 10 and 11 - The Tactical Knight Family Unit, featuring Kellam, Robin and Morgan (from left to right). 
Uh - Ok that was a bad name but oh well.
Fire Emblem Awakening fanart 'cause why not. I decided to use the same layout as a previous family unit that I have drawn.
Because again, why not.

Gah, have I ever mentioned how much I suck at taking photos? No? Well now I have, and I feel like it is a good time to mention it.

Ok, so that means that I am behind 2 days now!

*Look to the left* *Look to the right*

Right so no one is in the room right now, which means TIME TO DO THINGS THE SCOTTISH WAY!! (ie the Scottish way that Dad has taught me, so maybe just the Dad way instead)

Days 12, 13, 14 and 15! Just using pens to make some small faces to fill a book
Muahahaha!! I am in the lead now! 2 days ahead! Is that cheating? I'm sorry if it is. I was just drawing small quick faces and playing around with the pens in the Driftwood Palace and it isn't very likely that I will have time to draw in the future for a bit.

Days 9-15: Completed!

Well, have a wonderful day everyone!

9 Sep 2015

A Work in Progress

Hi everyone!

How are you today? I'm a bit busy still and need to kick my butt into gear.

Anyway, here are two faces for the 29 Faces challenge. I started sketching this picture out sometime earlier this year, but I was just working out today and decided to finish the faces.

Days 7 and 8 - Letter Bee and her Dingo. I am counting the wolf's face in the challenge, because why not?
And I am so behind I need all the faces I can get.
It is a fanart of a manga series that I like called Tegami Bachi (or Letter Bee). The art from the manga is really neat and detailed, while the covers are always purple which I thought was great, and I like the characters - I am probably too attached to some of them because I get a little upset at events in the story sometimes.

The background in the picture is a mess, and it;s mostly because I am still learning how to draw them.

Where was I...? Oh yeah! Days 7 and 8: Done and dusted! Now I am only one day behind! Gah, I hope to go around an visit people later tonight or maybe tomorrow.

Well, have a nice day everyone!

6 Sep 2015

Day 6 - "That's Never Okay" or shock expression

Ok, like I said before, I am practicing different expressions. Naturally, they look stiff or off (because the mirror is behind me and I can't exactly pull faces), but hopefully it looks okay.

My friend Mitch is watching a Let's Play (which is watching someone else play a game basically) of a new horror game that came out in the last week or two. I'm in my room when the next thing I hear (after an hour or three of bone crunchs or screams) is Mitch going "Did they just kill the dog?" and here are the crob notes of the conversation;
"What?" - Me
"I think they may have just killed the dog." - Mitch
"I'm not sure, those weird creatures are attacking and the dog ran off."
"Well maybe it ran the heck away."
A few minutes later
"The dog is alive!" - Mitch
"Great!" - Me
"Yeah it's-" a loud sound comes from the computer that is remarkably similar to a dog and horror sounds, "THEY KILLED IT!!"
And then we had a moment of silence that ended with "It is never okay to kill a dog" and "Dogs deserve to live". Mitch went on the tell me that there were two dogs in the game. And he stressed the 'were'.

Day 6 - Trin gave me some pencils as a present (which is really nice) so I decided to use them for this.
It's not the best quality picutre, but meh, whatever.
Day 6: Completed.

Coincidentally, I was reminded of the Snow Dog Incident in our household. I will not dive into the details, but suffice to say Disney was banned from the house for a long period of time and Trin and I will never hear the end of it (although we also happily tell the story to others). If you want to know the story, ask Mum - she and Dad have the fullest memory of the incident (and her version is also the best [although it is funnier with all of us adding into it]).

Actually now that I think about it, I think Mum may have already told the tale, or at least mentioned it in parting on one of my old posts... Hold on, I'll check.

YES! I found it! It was in regards to sad movies, but here is the shorthand version;

"and the all time great 'Snow Dogs' a Disney film that resulted in sobbing, screaming, and vomiting from 2 young girls that literally spewed they were so upset, that was the day I banned Disney in the house, oh dear, those dogs" - Sunshineshelle 7th Feb 2014.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have study to do. Have a wonderful day everyone!

5 Sep 2015

29 Faces - Days 4 and 5

Ok, I'm justing going to post these here - 'cause it's almost midnight and it's Fathers Day tomorrow and I still haven't been very productive on the studying agenda and it didn't help that I was watching a bunch of comedy news shows just a moment ago.

Days 4 and 5

I need to get better at drawing facial expressions, good thing this challenge is about faces huh?

Anyway, have a wonderful day everyone!

Edit: Ok, I have fixed the dates now!

4 Sep 2015

Another Colour Palette and 29 Faces Challenge

Hi everyone? How are you going this Friday?

I am a face behind, but by tonight I will be up-to-date with 29 Faces. For this face, I asked Mitch to contribute, as in choose a palette for me to use. He choose a different one initally (one that was prodominantly pink) but he changed his mind when he remembered that I had already done a pink dude (which I sent to Mum and got a 'hubba-hubba' in response).

Anyway, here is the face for Day 3!

Here is most of the picture (sans a hand and both feet). Geez I suck at anatomy.

And a close up.
Day 3: Done!

I was just messing around with brushstrokes for the background because I thought I needed some other colour than a plain white. I kinda like having noise or music around me when I do art, so while I was doing this I had an old show I used to watch playing in the background - Samurai Jack. I used to love it, and still do. Makes me feel old though since it was released in 2001 and ran for 3 years. If you want a neat animation with little dialogue, I would recommend it.

Anyway, I better find something to eat before my stomatch decides to make noises at weird times again.

Many thanks for dropping by!


Dammit I just saw a mistake on the face! Oh well, maybe I'll fix it later.

2 Sep 2015

Day 2 - The Thief

Yay! Day 2 of the 29 faces challenge and there are only 21 participants now. That said it is still early in the month and the lure of a challenge always seems to draw people in.

So the face for today is... A Thief I designed. No particular reason as to why (yet), but I started designing a few weeks ago and didn't look at it again until this challenge started back up. I'm trying to get better with other mediums besides sketching and digital design (which I still suck at), so this one has inked lines and watercolours. Still suck at picking and choosing colours for characters except for when it comes to eyes (well, at least I think so).

Day 2 - The Thief. Have I ever mentioned how bad I am at backgrounds?
No? Well now you know.
 Day 2: Done and dusted. Now to do the uni work that I have been putting off.

Her face didn't exactly turn out the way I wanted it to - in my other sketches she has a more square or set face. Better start to practice that as well. My friend Mitch has selected a palette for me to use for the next face, so look forward to that!

Anyway! Good luck to everyone in the challenge and have a wonderful day!

1 Sep 2015

Been so long - 29 Faces again

Hi everyone!
How has everyone been for the past... Wait let me check... Ok. So it has been 7 months. Maybe that was a bit of a break from posting.

Anyway, Mum posted to me a while ago about the 29 faces for September and I said "I will remind you when the time comes". And she said "I know." Then she said "You are going to do it too right?" and I was like 'Dammit, I kinda have to now'. Ok I am paraphrasing, but that is the general gist of it.

So while I go around, updating the buttons and blog, here is my first face for the 29 Faces September 2015 edition!

Day 1 - A Dancer
I used a Colour Palette challenge - has anyone else used one before? They are really fun, restrictive in the colours, but good fun and get some really good designs.

*Ahem ahem* Day 1: Completed! Now just the other 28 faces.


Anyway, have a wonderful day everyone!