Monday, March 23, 2009

A bit of an addict for dramatics..

I drew this sketch, you might have seen it before. I coloured it without lines, something I rarely do because I'm not that patient and suck at it. BUT MY LINES ARE ALWAYS TERRIBLE, so this actually looks REALLY SPIFF if I do say so myself :D
Didn't size down the sketch before colouring, to keep it as high-res as possible O:
Making a large poster version of my art to show off my new stamp and practice my signature made me feel like an egotistical @ss.
But I enjoyed myself. This was fun. It took crazy long, because I redid almost every element about 5 times or more (the hair, the shirt, the headphones, the giant lily, the fish, the outlet, etc.), but it was well worth it.
I should be even more of an egotistical @ss and get this printed all huge-like and put it in the Fine Arts Festival. AND SHOW SOME PEOPLE THAT I CAN IN FACT DO GRAPHIC ARTS WITHOUT THE ASSISTANCE OF A CLASS.
Even though having a class dedicated to it sounds pretty darn fun. :D

Some early WIP shots:

I'm not looking forward to giving my speech.
I'm late for my nightly Skype appointment with one of the coolest cats this side of the moon has ever known to breathe.
What do you guys think of omitting the choker thing? *doesn't want to admit she actually forgot to put them in* I left out the arm-tattoo-like thing on purpose, it was a bit too Disney's Pocahontas for me.
Anyway, feedback is always fun.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

"Dreams the way we plan them...

...if we work in tandem
there's no fight we cannot win!"

.....Idk, spontaneous musical number outburst plzkthx.



Cropped/sized-down for practicality.
Fail-marked because I suck that way :D
I got lazy near the end. Drawing shoes takes so long in one cramped position, I don't know why I'm so drawn to doing it.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Scan Dump

HARK! I bring news of immense joy! I have recently done battle with my monster of a scanner, temporarily tamed the beast, and have returned with a mighty arsenal of scans at my disposal! I share a few of these now, in the order in which they occurred:

Scan of a sketch from 12/30/08
Some AZN for you AZN-ophiles out there.
Sketch is so smeary; I'll need to clean this up in, like, Photoshop or something. :/

2/4/09, my friggin' ROCK STAR from Geometry xD

3/1/09, disprop. shizz. I'm getting better at hair pencil-shading! That wrist is thicker than the other. This is so fugly. The proportions are all wrong. I sort of wanted it to look awkward, but this is a bit much. I should learn to work at a DESK instead of drawing with the sketchbook at a strange tilt in my lap with my legs crossed.

3/2/09 - Even I am fond of my own work here. It's...unusual for me. I love it.


Current LOLs and random thoughts:
  • "Sapscapade" xD <333
  • Public bathroom toilet paper is hardly toilet paper at all D:<
  • My friggin' ROCK STAR from February
  • That Green Gentleman, Pas de Cheval
  • Green Finch and Linet Bird, A Little Priest
  • Regina Spektor, Kate Nash
  • Free Rice
  • Zyzy :D You've been missed!
  • The wonders of SKYPE
  • You <3

Keep in touch <3
~M, over and out

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

The Ants Go Marching

Ugh, I've been wanting to update this for ages, and I've got several new sketches, but my scanner is a monster.
So sorry to disappoint. If it's any consolation, I too am disappointed.
Sort of.
No art club meeting tomorrow :C It's a bit sad thinking that so many good points can potentially come out of this one let-down. But I'll make do with these good points, as I should C: I'll get home early (er, at reasonable time), write my speech (WHICH I HAVEN'T DONE YET;;), maybe write down my biology word parts (will probably just end up doodling), tame my scanner (so I may upload more interesting things than old photos with which I was experimenting with blurs and gradients), and get on Skype C:
Actually, I might help with dinner. Moreso than usual. Like, I might actually help PREPARE FOOD instead of cleaning up afterward, and occasionally cooking rice. I don't know, I'm just feeling.......indescribable. Almost like I can take on Like cooking xD I normally avoid cooking; bad things tend to happen when I cook anything other than rice. But anyway, I think the point of this paragraph was to illustrate my current state of mind. Which is.....awesome.

;D <3

So today I DEFEATED the Reading FCAT. Hopefully. At any rate, it seemed like I did well.
I'mma take on that Math FCAT like......I can't think of what right now. Damn.

And fkk I just discussed life on my not-life, supposedly-strictly-art blog. Damn.

Aw, screw it. I'm a bit too loopy and content with EVERYTHING to really care at this point.

Oh well! Things have changed for me...!

Monday, March 2, 2009


Drew this last Saturday when I got sick of studying for Envirothon. Indiscreetly watermarked because I don't know why. Thought I needed to try some realism. And felt the urge to draw crazy bigass glasses. The kind that were cool in, like, the 90s. RETRO, man. Seems to me like retro is the trend of the future.
I like this style. I have so many styles. I should just pick one, but I keep trying different ones, and they're all fun on different levels. Check back here over time, you'll see what I mean. VERSATILE ARTIST? Or just indecisive.
Probably the latter.

Cheers. ~M