Back to Basics: Pinup Girl

Hi. It’s been a busy month again lol. Currently have a bunch of stuff lined up, and on top of that are all the other things that my husband and I need to get done around the house and all that. And of course there’s the whole daily living, plus five cats thing. So yeah. It’s been pleasantly busy. =)))

Anyway, lately I’ve decided that I needed to get back to the basics. I mean, as much as I want to start producing masterpieces one after the other a la Artgerm, I’ve finally (it took me long enough, no?) come to terms with the fact that my fundamentals are lacking. Instead of trying to get fancy with Photoshop brushes as I normally do, I figured, let’s go back to that thing I used to do waaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back when I first started drawing, back in high school: SMUDGING PENCIL LEAD. =))))

In the meantime, I’m also trying to be much more careful with anatomy and proportions, which… I admit… I have been taking way too much liberty with over the years. This is mostly because I (wrongly) convinced myself that since I usually draw in anime/manga style, it meant that I can just so whatever the hell I wanted and call it “my style” AHAHAHAH yeah I’m a dumb kid. HERP.

So here’s a quick one to get started. I opted¬†for this because a.) I love vintage pinup girls, b.) I adore victory rolls, c.) I enjoy shading hair. It seemed like a win-win at the time. =)))

PS: I used a reference image for the hair. I looked it up via Google Images, but I can’t seem to find it again now. Sorry. >__<;; Anyway, in the original, the model was holding a soda bottle up. … yeah I got too lazy to draw that bit lol

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Random Doodle: Freckles

female girl long hair pencil shading star earring eyes closed sleeping freckles

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Oh my gods… could it be…? Am I finally back to my normal posting schedule? XDDD

LOLOLOL Ugh, talk about a whole lot of backlog. Really hoping to never have to play post catch-up again, because it feels like a very, very slippery slope indeed. @_@;; We’ll see, I guess. I still have a pile of drawings to work on at the moment, but hopefully this teaches me a lesson to manage my time better. Hopefully. >_<;;

Anyway, here’s Sunday’s doodle. Still trying to figure out NOSES, so I’m going with the Archie Comics nose for now. It’s a pencil drawing, all done with my trusty mechanical pencil (which has long since been missing its cap, so the eraser keeps falling off…) and a Q-tip (because my shader has also been long since missing).

Also, please don’t mind the weird, dark lines all over the place. I drew this on the back of a page in my sketchbook that has inked lineart on it. Yes, I’ve been recycling pages in my sketchbook, because it’s almost full, AND I CAN’T FIND ANOTHER ONE EXACTLY LIKE IT. ;__; ¬†AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

Anyway, back to work for me now. XDD