Silver and Black

Hi. I’m not dead lol.

Anyway, I’ve just been busy. As I’ve mentioned in a previous post, I’m setting out to Get Things Done (TM) during this period, and so far, it has been coming along nicely. I justΒ have to learn to divvy up my time more wisely nowadays, haha. πŸ˜€

Anyway, I was reorganizing my desk and digging through my STACKS of blank notebooks, journals, and sketchpads that I’ve been hoarding, and I unearthed this. A cheap, 30-peso (less than US$1) black pad that I forgot I had. Along with it, I also found ye olde cheapo silver gel pen, so I decided to take it out for a spin. I do love, love, love high-contrast lines, and I think this turned out kinda okay for a quick doodle. =)))

And no, I still don’t own a scanner. :p

Patterns #1 – Gemini

Gemini

Finally a new drawing on this blog!Β YAY!

Okay, just to get it out of the way first, IΒ feel like I need to apologize for the watermark. After what happened, I decided to just follow the example of other artists like Nene Thomas when it comes to watermarks, because at the very least I can make it a little harder for plagiarists to use my stuff. πŸ˜€ Also no more linking to the hi-res versions, I’m afraid. You CAN, however, view a slightly embiggened version over at my DeviantArt page. πŸ˜€

ANYWAY, so here we are.

Over the past year, I’ve been fascinated with doodling, particularly the kindΒ by the likes of Kerby Rosanes and Rob Cham.Β I love the details and the seemingly random explosions of STUFF in their works, and I’ve been trying to emulate that. I still have no idea how they do what they do (srsly guys, HOW?? D:), and right now, patterns is what I’ve got.Β I did, however, find that I enjoy drawing these things. You can just kind of zen out and relax while watching TV or waiting for people or whatever.

Another artist whose work I’ve also been trying to take after is Yuko Shimizu. I adore the heavy, dark inking, and combined with her coloring process, everything just looks fabulous and magical. Again, though, I’m still studying her work, and so far, I’m still pretty much off the mark ahahahahah hah…. T__T

So yeah, still got a lot of learning to do. =)))

For now, in case anyone’s interested, this is what it looks like before coloring:

Gemini Lineart

P.S.

While I’m promising to practice daily, no, I’m not doing the 365 (or rather, 366) day challenge this year. I decided that I want to be able to savor things this time around,Β and not put myself under unnecessary pressure to bang out hasty work on a daily basis. =))) I figured it should get easier as time goes on and who knows maybe I’ll be able to do and actually complete it next year, but like any marathon, I guess I still need to train for that. :p

Random Doodle: Patterns and Shapes

shapes patterns female hair tattoo waves cross hatch checkers shades lines

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Well, here we are at Day 31 and it looks like I made it… I managed to post a doodle everyday for a whole month so far. Time sure flies when you’re having fun, no? :p

Anyway, today’s random doodle was done in pencils. I just cleaned it up a bit (levels, brightness) on Photoshop since as I’ve probably mentioned before, I don’t own a scanner, so I just take photos of my sketchbook using my phone camera. Weird lighting issues galore, but it’s all I got for now. XDD

In the meantime, I’m feeling a little proud of myself.

One down. Eleven more to go. Wish me luck! πŸ˜€

P.S.

Happy Lunar New Year! Let’s welcome the year of the Wood Horse! ^_^

Random Doodle: Natural Headdress

Female headdress nature leaves flowers roses skull

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SUPER MEGA JUMBO BUZZER BEATER BEAM DESU~~!! X__x;;;

LOL Been a busy day and I almost forgot about today’s doodle. Phew.

Today’s doodle is inspired by Jennifer Healy, who is the main reason why I lust after good quality colored pencils.

I was originally thinking about inking the whole thing, but in the end, as I was holding the pen, a part of me decided that there’s something about rough pencils that is also kinda charming. … I have no idea if that showed through in this crappy phone photo that I took (and desperately tried to clean up…). I really should go buy a scanner at some point.

Anyway, who knows. Maybe I’ll get the itch to ink it and color it properly. Eventually. LOL.