Sunday, June 28, 2009

Somebody stop me!

I need a challenge. I should do something like.. 3 sketches a day for a month or something. This is summer! I'm supposed to have all this free time, but I admit, I'm really caught up in making plans, and then anticipating them going into action. I'm trying to get a job, I'm a mod on GSM, I signed up to counsel at a camp for a week in July, and the anticipation makes it hard to start something that would claim any of my time. I end up doing something easy like play *coughPokemonDiamondcough* where I can just veg for a couple hours. Also having my sisters around all the time is very distracting. I'm not lacking ways to use my time, no. My problem is purely priorities.
Today is the day. One sketch before I relax. And maybe one sketch before Bed. *Determined Nod*

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

New website

I just finished making the first draft of a website for myself. I used which is a free hosting website that provides you with an editing tool just for flash websites. They give you templates to customize, and they let you start from scratch too. Anyway, here's the link to my little corner of the internet.
Enjoy, such as it is, and comment with any suggestions.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Silly stuff

The use of my time =) Lol, at least I drew something! :P
And I used my webcam for something.

Update: Ok yay, now I'm currently working on this:

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The Dragon. such as it is...

This is the finished product, I suppose. Haha, I'm really not sure what else to do with it. I changed all the colors around from the original... because I could. No sooner had I hit submit than 3 people had already added it to their favorites on D.A.  I hope it looks half decent to you all. I spent a few months beating around doing this, and I even got really sick in the process. this was definitely a labor of love. 
*curtsy* Enjoy, and let me know what you think! 
Love, Born4catz

Monday, March 23, 2009

Ok, so here's an update with what I'm up to. I finally stopped whining about the stupid dragon and reading and practicing and EVERYTHING. I finally just did it. Here's some photos of my sister's bed (hehe, I liked the lighting in her room better.) where I was working on this. Hopefully I will have this finished by the end of the night, if that's not too ambitious.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Markers are lovely

Well blog fans, (and those reading the RSS on Facebook) remember I promised you some sketches? I'll fit a few into this post, goodness knows I never say much.

First, I'll start with my silly little marker chart, I took an inventory of all the markers at my disposal. Copics and Prismacolors as well as some Neopikos. That was right around Christmas, before my new order arrived. I was given a gift by my loving parents of one 72 marker set, or the equivalent if I wanted to pick them out individually.

Seeing as it was Christmas and my favorite seller was selling out, there wasn't much left to choose from. So I opted for picking my own batch. I ended up spending way less that way too because I didn't order anything in excess.

I decided to try out the WIDE Copic markers this time, I had been interested in them for a while and wanted to see if they would help me out with my larger sizes of rather absorbent paper and all.
I also purchased two refills for some of my current markers. one color had run out a while ago because it was so useful that I depleted it just a couple months after purchasing them the first time. (2005?)
and the second was a color I anticipated using for almost everything as well, so that was a preventive measure.
I also purchased TWO bottles of the colorless blender because its always useful no matter what drawing you are working on.

SPEAKING of "working on" if you recall my "dragon" design from goSupermodel (a couple entries ago) I have actually started working on the real thing.
It's coming along, but Dragons are NOT easy! Especially since my brother's iguana ran away and I don't have a model. I always try to draw from my imagination but I suppose the best artists use some helpful things. I always tried to be independent of any tools other than pen and paper, I felt raw talent should be my guide since I could never cheat that way, I suppose that's why all my drawing perception is a little OFF, and why I can move quickly most times. I try to take it seriously and perfect it but I can be a little sloppy.
So I'm still waiting for my dragon inspiration, be it from some photo or from my head. I can't wait to finish it though, I will feel so much better.