Over the last two months, I’ve sworn up and down that there would be an overabundance of moving posts cluttering up this web space and annoying the snot out of you guys. Now the Grand Question is, where in the blue blazes are they?
Languishing in misery with the rest of my family as we still battle the wretched cough that has plagued our lives for more than a month now.
So in the absence of moving posts, I must resort to other ways in which I can clutter your Thursdays with pointless sarcasm — namely, art. Do you realize that the last art dump I did was back in May? That’s… *counts on fingers*
Only three months ago. Okay. I thought it was longer. THE POINT IS, arting has been a thing of late. It’s like the all mind-blocks were wiped away. Paint is fairly gushing from my brain.
As gruesome and disturbing a metaphor as that is.
Anyway, behold Art Dump B, installment 7. I have no idea what that means, but it sounds official. Let’s go.
THIS lovely creature was one of the last specimens of that little art class I attended for three years, and I must say, I had a boatload of fun painting this.
There is beauty in irregularity.
There’s your pithy inspirational quote for the day.
Playing around with ink pens and a somewhat-realistic manga-influenced style, which I’ve never tried before. Believe it or not, I drew this in twenty minutes at 1:30 in the morning.
I don’t know why my best art comes when I’m insanely tired. It’s kind of pathetic.
Tiny Adorable Eskimo children I found in a calendar. Little do they know that somewhere in America, they just got posted on a random slob’s blog and subsequently became famous.
Come ye hence, Stormlight crazies. Behold the one and only Seth-son-son-Vallano, Truthless of Shinovar — otherwise known as the (somewhat insane) Tragic Bald Boy.
Once again, I was practicing a different style here. With watercolor pencils, if that has any meaning to you.
(I recognize that it probably doesn’t, but bear with me. The point is, I’m happy. And that’s such an exceptionally rare thing. *sarcastic choking*)
My first attempt at art markers. What do you know, it actually didn’t turn out that bad. No, they’re not the real brand of copic markers, because yes, I’m waaaay too poor for that (a pack of six markers cost $30…), but surprisingly, the cheap off-brand actually worked pretty well. They’re not… great great, but they suit my needs. I don’t intend or desire to become a master at copic marker art anytime soon.
You know, I’m starting to realize that this entire post is me blathering about different art mediums that have no real bearing upon the situation.
More marker art, because hey, why wouldn’t I want to draw a random window suspended over a swath of indefinite white blankness?
Trying out different people-groups, poses that go beyond the shoulders, features that are somewhat irregular, and wild hair styles.
This drawing was a massive practice in many things for me.
Also, you win my respect if you can spot the ghostly outline of the half-finished guy on the other side of the paper. Once you see him, you can never un-see him. This is why nobody should use the sketchpads with 50 lbs. paper.
THERE IS BEAUTY IN IRREGULARITY.
I said that, remember? (Because I clearly missed my life’s calling as an inspirational speaker.) Well, EXHIBIT A, PEOPLE.
Words cannot describe how much I love this person. I don’t even know who she is. I randomly drew her one day and subsequently became a raving fangirl of her face. She’s so… windswept.
She needs a book all her own.
And last but not least… this.
This is many things. This is the first piece I’ve ever drawn from my head without a human as the subject. (Even though a person is still in it, because I’m totally nailin’ variety here. *cough* NOT.) This is the first time a watercolor wash ever worked for me. (Because yes, I made a precedent today of jabbering about art mediums, and I ain’t about to let that drop.) This is the first time I’ve ever painted a weird technological sci-fi… thing.
And the hilarious part is, the inspiration for this was an incredibly bizarre dream I had.
NEEDLESS TO SAY, I can’t shut up about it, I painted something cool because of it, and satellites are going to take over the world.
Have a good day.
Yeah… anyway. I still have plenty more drawings and paintings and random sketches wasting space on my computer, but I’m not in the mood to break WordPress by stuffing too many images into one post. What’s left is mainly a bunch of concept sketches for my book, SO… Whaddya say, guys? Should I do a big masterpost solely dedicated to the art of Aeterna?
*she asks, even though that’s what she’s going to do, whether you want it or not*
This is why I’m a horrible blogger.