Patterns #1 – Gemini


Finally a new drawing on this blog! YAY!

Okay, just to get it out of the way first, I 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. 😀 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. 😀

ANYWAY, so here we are.

Over the past year, I’ve been fascinated with doodling, particularly the kind by the likes of Kerby Rosanes and Rob Cham. 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. 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


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, 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


Tea Time with Coco and Amelie

amelie Poulain coco chanel Audrey Tautou tea crossover fanart


So for the past few days, the opening notes to La Valse D’Amelie has been looping in my head at almost every quiet moment. Le Fabuleux Destin d’Amélie Poulain is one of my all-time favorite feel-good movies, so I thought I’d make a doodle on that today. As I was checking online for reference pics, I ended up spotting another title under Audrey Tautou’s name, Coco Avant Chanel. Curious, I immediately found a copy to watch.

And as a result, we get Coco and Amelie having a nice chat over warm cups of tea and cookies, LOL.

I just found it really amusing that Tautou played both characters so well, and yet at the same time they sort of bleed into each other because Tautou’s gorgeous eyes are on both Coco and Amelie. The downside to this is that while I was watching Coco Avant Chanel, my brain was asking, “Man, why is Amelie smoking…?” XDDD

Anyway, quote used in the doodle is attributed to Coco Chanel.

Good night. ^_^

Credits for Images Used: Brown Paper Texture | Crochet Pattern | Tweed Texture