Portal 2

I love this game. I love it enough to draw things from it. Portal is the first regular-old non-DS game I've ever beaten–that probably creates all kinds of bias right there, but consider this: it's the only regular-old non-DS game I've wanted to beat, and then was compelled to immediately start the next installment. Please make more, Valve.


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Sketchbook

My present sketchbook is this lovely one that was a gift from Alyssa. This place turns old books into sketchbooks. The inside has both blank paper and some pages from the book, which I like very much to quell my vandalizing urges. They're really sturdy, too.


So far, I've drawn some things in it:

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TV things all over the place. Sherlock dudes in the lower left, Fringe family sort of in the middle–I'm almost grateful Peter doesn't look quite right, I could draw him all day. A few things in here are things that have or will become more finished pieces, like that Doctor Who in the upper right.

Last year's remnants

I finished that white sketchbook on New Year's Eve! Two years in a row, finishing sketchbooks minutes before midnight, and I don't even care for New Year. Big New Year cynic. Maybe this is a pattern for improvement.
Here's some sketches from the last of that sketchbook. The lower half are characters I made up, the upper half is mostly One Piece, plus a Merida (Brave. Drawing her is incredibly fun). Random bits. That mermaid sketch is the precursor to a painting I made for my friend.
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So what's on the plate now? I signed up for the Sketchbook Project. I'll post photos of that later. I've got to do some serious documenting for this sketchbook, since I'll be relinquishing to the mercy of a traveling sketchbook library and probably won't see it again.

One Tiny Dragon

The two drink umbrellas are the extent of drawing-from-life squeezed into this sketchpage. Otherwise, there's all kinds of characters and two fanart-y characters right in the middle: Jon Snow and Arya Stark.

I like it when reading a certain book or being in a certain place results in the creation of a specific image.
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Cozy Inside

I finished another piece in the urban winter series! There are a couple posts with process here and here. This one was kind of a challenge. I think I changed color palettes a few times while working on it in attempt to find the right...mood? Atmosphere, maybe.

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watercolor, ink and gouache on 300 lb rough press

After working on a painting, nothing helps wind down like sketching whatever. My cat likes sketchbooks almost as much as I do.

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This time she was just covering up this drawing I made of her. She's pretty modest.

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September sketches

Got some of these to post. Mostly assorted character drawings with some life drawing thrown in. The middle guy and the thing shooting fire out of his head is inspired from the Thor movie. I really like the design of that fire-head thing, so I had to draw him. Then I still liked him enough to want to color him.

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