Friday, February 26, 2010

Soda Faeries, Beatles, Awsum Possum and Ye-Ye Girls

I found a blank notebook and I've been doodling in it since I seem to have some kind of deep-seated fear of unlined drawing paper, hah.
One my brothers (or it could have been my Dad) made a comment about 'soda faeries' so I tried to draw some.

I was talking to Bishop and we sort of came up with the character Awsum Possum. I don't know if I'll do anything with him but its definitely too kooky and, well AWESOME to throw out. Who knows? Maybe the story of his wish-granting girdle will be told :)

I was trying to do some full body poses of the Beatles 'toons, devoting THREE pages to each. Still a fan of the weird expressions <_<
Some of the poses are kind of wonky-looking but I was trying to draw different head views ( that even the right word? O_o) and venture out of my comfort zone. I'm pretty sure there's a better way to draw the one on the 2nd page of Paul zipping up his jacket but hey, I'm still learning.


A bit of Ringo. I figured out myself how many 'heads' tall the Beatles are! Go me :3
Calculating from the model sheets and with crudely drawn lines on Paint Shop Pro, I calculated George is about 3 heads high, and the model sheets DO say who is taller ("George is the same height as Paul", "Ringo is 1/2 a head shorter than George") so I kind of drew them side by side like that. It doesn't say on John's model sheet how short or tall he is compared with the other Beatles so I kind of put him as slightly shorter than Paul, since that's how it was in real life.

Trying to draw '60s girls. Among some random ones from magazine ads are Francoise Hardy, France Gall, Twiggy, Peggy Moffitt, and Nancy Sinatra.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Unicorn Rampant

Angus (my younger brother, who has a totally different approach to art) got a book on flags and heraldry and there was a really cool illustration of the unicorn and the lion flanking the King William the Third's coat of arms, hence the line next to the horse's leg on the far left. 
Yeah, it looks good when you stand back a little but if you see it much closer, you can see my sloppy cross-hatching. But otherwise, I like how it turned out. I don't know what I'm going to do with it, maybe just fill in the unicorn's golden collar and chains and his horn with my cheap-o markers. 

Also, I've been thinking about making my own Etsy but I know nothing about selling my art (plus I actually need art to sell >_>) and pricing. Plus, what if someone actually buys my merc? I'd need to buy postage and ship it to them and barely know anything about shipping artwork God knows where. 
Mehhh, I'm in a cruddy mood. X_x