Sunday, May 31, 2015

Day 151: WIP Pearl

Crystal Jem Series : Pearl/Kimber WIP

Even though Garnet was the one playing the key-taur in Steven's band, I feel like the keyboard was more Pearl-like than a guitar. (Plus she played violin in Steven's band and there is obviously no violin in The Holograms buttherewasoneintheMisfits.) I also made Pearl's hair a little more flowy like her 80's version from the Story For Steven Episode.

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Day 150: Rockin’ Rose Quartz!

Crystal Jem Series : Rockin’ Rose Quartz!

I’m combining my two animated musical loves, Jem & the Holograms with Steven Universe! Here’s the first in my series. I’ll be printing these up in various forms for Otakon 2015! I’m gonna get started on the other Gem/Jem’s this week. I have a whole band to create!

Animated process under the cut!

Day 149: WIP

Working on a little Jem and the Holograms themed Steven Universe piece for Otakon 2015. Mixing two of my animated musical loves with Pink leading ladies. I am so incredibly happy about this mash-up. I'm sure it's been done before, but I'm gonna do it anyway.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Day 148: Doodle with all the colors of the rainbow!

I've been cleaning my room to make it easier for me to work in, and I found this super old pack of colored lead for a .07 mechanical pencil. A lot of the colors were brittle and kind of chalky looking due to their age, but I thought it'd be fun to use them up making colored sketches for the next few days.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Day 147: That's Better

More messing around with quick doodles and these Spectrum Noir markers. This one is so much better than yesterday's. I got way too carried away, less is definitely more.

Day 146: Grayscale

I got these cheap fake Copic markers (called Spectrum Noir) and I wanted to try them out. I only bought a gray-scale pack, and I thought these might be fun to mess around with at Otakon and take gray-scale commissions or something. So far these are fun, but they aren't as good as my old Prismacolor ones. (But here were pretty darn cheap.) I made the eyes way too big.

Monday, May 25, 2015

Day 145: Something a little different

I saw this fancy headdress post on tumblr and did a little doodle of one. Not really my style, but I like the tiny skull part.

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Day 144: More watery doodles

Played around with a few things tonight on the tablet, this is the one that’s the most finished. I gotta get more nibs for my tablet, this one is already worn down. I saw a DIY nib video on youtube, so I might try doing that.

Some WIP stuff for Otakon 2015

Otakon is almost here. I am freaking out!

There's still so much I want to make and do! I already have all my in-stock-stickers cut out and ready to go, I have my two sailor moon mini sheets done, I'm starting on some little notepad designs, and I am making more jewelry.

It’s fun getting back into polymer clay jewelry and charms. I made more mini fruit tart studs, some little doughnut studs, and I’m making my Princess Jelly Fish print into a few underwater themed buttons.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Day 143: Guess who fell asleep on the floor?

Very sleepy. Today I made crab wontons and nachos, did three loads on laundry, cleaned my room, charged my camera batteries, finished up more earrings for Otakon, did my nightly workout and eventually fell asleep on the floor.

I rushed tonight's drawing because I am very tired and I'm looking forward to sleeping in my real-person bed and not on the floor.

Day 142: Not a drawing...but

My grandmother passed away. Everything is really surreal, and even though this isn't really a drawing or doodle, it's still artistic, so I'm going to count it.

I made these custom memorial cards for my mother, uncle, and grandfather to mail out to their friends and distant family. My grandpa wanted something simple, so we stuck with a black and white theme. I wish I could have it done with raised printing, but there's really no time.

I also made more polymer clay stuff for Otakon/Etsy tonight. If that counts.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Day 141: Doodle Pop

Random doodles tonight. Hopefully I'll be able to make something more worthwhile during the long weekend. My brain is still all over the place. I can't focus at all.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Day 140: Sleepy Puff

Not much to say today, it's just a pencil sketch of my snuggly little dog. He sleeps in my bed more than I do. Today was a really long day, but only two more to go until the weekend, then it's more Otakon Artist Alley prep madness!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Day 139: Hair

Today was a very weird day filled with a lot of family stuff. I've been having a really hard time focusing lately, and I hope that will get a bit better now, but tonight I just couldn't get myself into anything. Drawing, food reviewing, art making...this really needs to be fixed ASAP.

Day 138: Another aimless doodle

I have been having a really hard time focusing and even typing lately. I don't know how to refocus. Hopefully I get out of this funk soon.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Day 136: Dammit Crystal!

So I'm one of those people who is NOT a fan of the Sailor Moon reboot. I was all for it in the beginning, and I was super excited that it would be sticking so closely to the manga, but now that it's here....I'm really disappointed.

I feel like the new series is relying on the old anime from the 90's to flesh out their characters and make us actually care about them, because this new version is flat and emotionless. I mean, Usagi still cries all the time, but the rest of the characters are so...empty. Any emotions I have for them comes from the older series and manga, as a stand alone series, this just feels heartless and super fast paced. No one gets really fleshed out, we don't get a true feel for their personalities, and the sotry is moving so quickly that we never get the chance to really appreciate the scouts as a team, as soon as they were all together everyone's off getting kidnapped.

BAH, anyway I doodled this while watching the newest episode. I am so not happy.

Day 135: Skully-Skulls

Doodled a few skulls with my Sharpie pen. It's been my go-to drawing tool for a while. I love it so much! One of these skulls may or may not be One-eye'd Willy.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Day 133: Hell Girl

It's been a really weird week, and I've been listening to a lot of Hell Girl while I work, so I made this doodle tonight and slapped the most cliche default brush over the background.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Day 132: Crystal Study

I wanted to do some more quick digital painting studies and since I thought some faceted gemstones would make a fun subject, plus it's great practice for the crystals I want to put into my black lady piece.

Day 131: Still going...just super slowly

Why do I only get the urge to do more serious art at like 3 AM on a work night? Come on brain, get with the program!

Ah well I worked a bit more on my Black Lady piece, I keep going back and tweaking things here and there before even moving forward, but I think it's coming along very nicely!

Monday, May 11, 2015

Day 130: Ink It UP!

Added ink, but I am having such a hard time with art block in every medium. I gotta snap out of this! I hate it.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Day 129: Ugggg

Another lazy one. I'm having such a hard time creating lately... tomorrow. Tomorrow I am really sitting down and getting something done!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Day 128: Gradients EVERYWHERE!

Not much of a story here, I wanted to draw something more expressive than I usually default to. Then I slapped on some lazy gradients in Photoshop. I'm digging the colors.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Day 127: Tiny Furry Babies

I decided I had to show my other 4-legged furry friends some love. I tend to prefer little dogs, since I can easily pick them up.

I'm not one of those people who dressed their pet up and puts them in a purse or anything, I just like the idea of easily being able to pick them up and get them out of danger, or easily take them to the vet if they can't move. I don't have much upper body strength, so medium-to-small dogs are ideal for me. Don't get me wrong, I love big dogs too, but I have this lingering fear of them needing help and having to be carried and being unable to do it myself. I'd never forgive myself if I couldn't help my furry babies in need.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Day 126: Cats!

I saw some silly cat pics on Tumblr, and felt like doodling some furry babies. The derby cat at the top left is my favorite. I love that expression. Cats are awesome. 

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Day 125: Attempt Number...I don't know...Maybe 12?

Remember that Black Lady doodle I started forever ago and was going to redo digitally? Well I have started and scrapped that project a insane number of times. I revisited it today, and I kind of like where I'm going with it. I still need to put her hands back in and do a lot more stuff to it, but I think this line-art that I have down so far will stay....but we'll see.

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Day 124: The Half-Doodle

I wasn't happy with yesterday's male attempts, so I reattempted a Tyrion doodle tonight. It's a lot better, but still not perfect.

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Sunday, May 3, 2015

Day 123: Game of Doodles

Urggggg Game of Thrones! I was doodling during tonight's episode. Don't worry, no spoilers here, but whyyy? Ug, this wonderful, horrible, addicting show.

I started reading the books, and I really liked the first one, but in the second one when things started getting a bit more graphic, I couldn't get past it. R.R. Martin's writing style is wonderfully detailed, but I have no stomach for blood and gore written that specifically. I might pick it up again this summer and give it another try, but it makes me so anxious when I read it. We'll see what happens.

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Day 122: What a day

Today was a very very long day. So here's some hand practice and a sad doodle. I am so exhausted both physically and emotionally. Hopefully I'll sleep well tonight and wake up rejuvenated tomorrow.

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Friday, May 1, 2015

Day 121: Guess who still sucks at hands?

I totally gave up on the hands. Seriously, they are so bad I cropped the other out. I gotta get back to practicing. I'm happy the face looks lightly smooshed due to the placement of the hands though. Bah! Back to drawing hands for a while until I get better again. I've been doing too many lazy busts.

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