Tuesday, 25 December 2012

Merry Christmas 2012

So here we are, another year~

Christmas has been pretty alright, I visited a friend so drove out, jumped a red light by accidents cause I got confused... Yeah... Anyway, what I really wanted to say was I do hope everyone is having an amazing Christmas~ And hoping that the New Year will bring you all many more joys.

As part of my end of year post you guys can have this~ My yearly Christmas cards =D, I usually colour them in but due to time restraints I didn't colour these but made sure they had a lot of detail in them cause I felt bad XD I made a second batch of cards as well to hand out, but I didn't scan them cause it was all last minute and I handed them out like the next day. Anyway~ Enjoy n_n and until next year =D

Sunday, 2 December 2012

December Has Arrived

Yup, December has arrived~ And I am still no where near finished with the Christmas cards... I'm not even half way ¬_¬ I keep procrastinating, like right now hahahaha.... yeah... this has gotten pretty bad, and I have a lot to draw *sighs*

So my last update was from after my trip, and then I haven't updated at all since. Apologies, but I've been working a lot @_@ Full time work, Doll Commissions, occasional Anime watching, Christmas shopping and god knows what else I've been doing. Well I've been sleeping a lot lately hahaha feel like a bear going into hibernation, but as it is I ain't fuzzy and cute T^T although... I could be the horrible grizzly type... LOL lets not think about that XD

Well let's see, what do I have for you guys today? I have a load of sketches and a more neated out line work, I say it's neat even though it's not really all that neat, but it's the neatest you'll get from me XD I wanted to practice my colouring, and thought to draw something quite simple, but then my brain was like that's no challenge, you need something with more detail so you can try and at least get the basics of colouring down. And look what happens... I end up spending all my time on the line work, with no time left colour it in OTL Fail!! XD I will eventually find some time to colour it in, maybe during my Christmas holiday, which I get 3 days off... yeah... doesn't sound a lot, but it's a lot better then most places already I say XD Head office only gets 2 days, so I do consider ourselves quite lucky. Anyway so here is the line work~

So there you have it... my lovely not so neat line work XD, I think I need to redo her hair and there was something else I wanted to redo... I think her hands... I dunno I'll see how lazy I feel when I come round to it XD So this next load of pictures ain't exciting at all, it's my general load of doodles, playing with ideas and seeing what I can come out with, sometimes my brain demands that certain things are drawn, so I draw it and see what comes out. I keep saying this, but I really need to work on environments, I wanna improve in a lot of aspects, but I ain't practicing which means I ain't improving LOL! I even have a load of pictures from Korea and Hong Kong to play with DX you'd think I'd have at least kicked myself in the backside. But yeah.... I will defo keep reminding myself to work on that, but my character drawings are coming along quite well lately... I might not... LOL!

So there you have it, all the not so lovely drawings I've been doing up until now XD I don't draw enough *sighs* Well hopefully these Christmas cards will get me into a bit more action XD I will update on the cards after Christmas cause I kinda want everyone to get their cards first before I upload them online XD I don't wanna spoil the surprise kehehehehehe. Ah! Also if I get round to it, I really wanna play around with a post apocalyptic setting XD don't ask me why, but it seems to make sense in my head hahahaha~ Anyway~ I wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year n_n~

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Crazy Life

Hello~ I have been back from my crazy trip for like 2-3 weeks now hahaha and I'm only coming round to upload the pictures DX sorry~ I'm trying to sort myself out a bit, I have too much I want to do. Trying to work in my full time job, do Fridays and Saturdays at the takeaway, working on BJD commissions in the evenings after work whilst trying to also keep up with the drawing @_@ yeah... I'm trying to keep to a sort of schedule just so that I can make sure I can get all the things I want done done! But anyway, I'm not here to share that part of my life with you~ I'm here to share photos~ This year I wasn't actually planning to go anywhere far, I mean Lyon was the only place I was planning to go, but then my Uncle announced that he was going to get married, my mother wanted to go to it but then decided to pull out, but then I felt bad so I went out for it, and by out I mean all the way to Hong Kong. I also decided that seeing as I was out there, I might as well also take a trip over to South Korea. I wanted to look for some inspiration because I think I want to work my way towards being an environment artist, but I haven't even scratched the surface of starting that yet *sighs* ah I was also lacking in inspiration for actually drawing. So yeah let me explain my schedule~

Flew out to Hong Kong, landed, then the next day was the Uncle's wedding. Then the day after I flew out to South Korea, stayed there for 5 days. Flew back to Hong Kong, stayed there for 6 days. Flew back to the UK, went to work the next day and then the day after flew out to France stayed there for 3 days and came back to home sweet home~

I have to say it was an experience and a half hahaha, Hong Kong and South Korea was good. I mean I went alone so at times it was a bit lonely and I did kinda wish I had someone there with me so that I could like just have a proper convo with hahaha but at the same time I got to a lot of thinking, so it wasn't all that bad =D

Anyway onwards onto pictures~ Cause I know you're all just dying to see them hahahaha.

I'd be lying if I said I wasn't creatively inspired by this trip, I've had a few ideas floating around in my head, I just need to get myself actually researching and working towards it. I'm struggling mainly on clothes hahahaha cause well as you all know I tend to draw everyone naked XD so I think it's time I put clothes into the equation and that itself plays a big part of my idea kekeke. Now I don't think it's the lack of inspiration, rather it's the lack of knowledge. I need to level that part of my brain up, so that I can design more things~ So hopefully once I can sort out this schedule of mine I'll be uploading more drawings~!!

Saturday, 8 September 2012

Potter Geek~

So as promised from my last update, there is another one~ I forgot to take pictures of the stages or I might actually have it somewhere *Has a look on the good old comp*

Oh I do have the stages well semi stage XD due to some missing in between ones~

Anyway so on the 1st it was a childhood friend's birthday, I dunno if I should consider  them childhood friend, but I've known her since she was really young, and by the sounds of things she looks up to me, yeah I'm older then her hahahaha~ But she's more my sister's childhood friend cause they've grown up together where as I've been the creep in the corner and watched them both grow up hahaha~

Anyway, she's a massive fan of Harry Potter, more so J.K. Rowling. But Harry Potter is the creation, you get my point. And me old man was like, "What ya gona give her?" My natural response as always is "I dunno..." So he was like draw her a picture of Harry Potter, I want it all to be traditional including the colouring and so on! Then I want to frame it and give it to her~! He got super excited about the whole thing and was like military sergeant with the whole thing, and was constantly on my back about the drawing.

I on the other hand was raking my brain for ideas, at first I was gona have each of us represent a character from the stories, let me explain the five. So there is me (A), then there are my two sisters (B) and (C). Then there is the childhood friend (D) and her sister (E). As said already (B) and (C) are similar in age so are more so childhood friends, then there is (D) and (E) they too are similar in age and are childhood friends. Yes... I'm the odd one *sighs* I'm the one whose oddly not old enough but not young enough and stuck in the middle... So yeah that makes five. I was gona be like you can be Harry and so on, but then I was like none of our personalities really match the characters, so instead of that I drew the five of us as part of Hogwarts, and in order for this to kinda work I threw the age system out of the window and just went with it.

I cheated a bit, drew it in blue scanned it in, made it bigger, changed the opacity printed it and then inked it~ I drew it quite small originally, unfortunately that's the way I draw, I can draw big but I end up losing quite a bit of the detail. Well not losing, I just don't have the brain to fill in all that space T^T I muffed up on someone's hand, drew it the wrong way round... I was sat for a while thing why the hell does that hand not look right and then it struck me... FUUUUU!!! IT'S THE WRONG WAY ROUND JATZU YOU IDIOT! But yeah, my printed also decided that it wanted to add it's own artistic touches by spluttering all over the paper T^T didn't matter how many times I printed it... I got the same result.

But yeah, all traditional, it lacks in shading I know~ I tend to erm... not shade when I work with markers cause I don't work fast enough for it =X you need to be able to blend them and everything, I used to be able to, but these days I'm really slow and get distracted so easily =P But I tried to make up for that with the inking~ Which again lacks so much, I don't ink that often, I tend to just paint over my pencil drawings, cause I like the effect it gives~ Pencil lines and digital colouring~ Me old man had to point out that the picture looked bland... yes I know... but it's hard when the uniform is GREY! Not much I can do with that, yes I could have redesigned the uniform and all, -BUT- the childhood friend really sticks by the original story, so the best thing to do was to keep to it~ Anyway hopefully I will have more things to update with and not just sketches~ I've taken a break from everything including dolls, but I  think it's time to pick it up again~