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2011-06-10, 04:52 PM
Hello all,

Having now moved back into my own home (breathes a huge sigh of relief) and being not-quite totally unmotivated and lazy when it comes to art, I've decided to shamelessly copy take inspiration from many other Playgrounders and share my drawings. I hope to learn and improve and maybe even get to the stage where I am not totally disgusted with my art to the point that I hide my sketchbook when people walk past. :smallredface:

Seven years ago I was all about the computer art. Gallery here (http://www.elfwood.com/~weezlittle) (password long since lost) and each of these, ahem, works took several hours to create.

Since I returned to traditional media I work mostly in pencil, sometimes coloured pencil. My sketchbook is a mess because I fill every spare white space with miniatures, hatching, swirly bits... it's compulsive, and I work at small scale, and TBH it kind of sucks because I overwork everything. However! Today I sat down with a blank page, a bottle of ink and a calligraphy pen (Note to self: find drawing nib asap) and just got on with it. Twenty minutes, no pre-drawing, no refs. No faffing about.

The wavy-line-and-swirl-motif fixation showing clearly. But hey, feathers! The feathers were fun. Let's do that again sometime.

Similar to something from a Search Press Sourcebook, I think?

Just for fun, since joining a certain UK supermarket chain as a butcher/fishmonger, I spend all my days up to the elbow in fish scales, blood and bone-paste. It kind of seeps into your consciousness. I stay sane by drawing all the pretty chalk pictures on the blackboards (to which no-one pays attention.)

Next up: Picking an old drawing from my sketchbook and redrawing it - then posting them side by side! (Will my heart survive the excitement?!)

2011-06-11, 04:31 PM
Day 2: Out with the old, in with the new - in triplicate. I wish I could focus.

Old character from a long abandoned fiction idea. C. 2006ish.
Yeah, I don't know what was going on with the clothes, either. Revamp time!


This is Monday Bligh. Be nice to her. She's a little... touched. I got a little bit obsessed with the coat-thing she's wearing.

Just for fun, because I could.

My old sketchbook is an interesting browse. I remember being really, really pleased with some of the first sketches - it was going to be my 'showcase' sketchbook. At least I think some progress has been made. Also in the back there were some fairly recent 'song duration' sketches which are pretty ok, if rough, which I have no recollection of making. I think I'll try that again, though - nice little exercise.

2011-06-11, 04:36 PM
Aww, lookit the cute widdle dragon! He looks like he needs a hug :smalltongue:

2011-06-12, 11:57 AM
Nice ones, i will be looking.