Thursday, April 10, 2008

sketches for the bored

I just had a smathering of junk typed up here...and I've deleted it now. So you can't read it.
But I do have some sketches from my sketchbook to show you. I'm pretty sure that I've mentioned I've been keeping a sketchbook, to draw in, daily-if it so pleases me. That's exactly what I've been doing- everyday at work...pretty much.
Here are just a few:

These are my goldfish friends, who keep popping up probably every other page.

I did this one, and decided that it would look nice painted in photoshop. I've yet to get it there. But once I drew this, I did decide to start painting a group of 3 Koi in acrylic on canvas.

I know I mentioned that already, but it's worth repeating (if for nothing else, than to remind myself that I really need to get back to working on that, and stop goofing off after work.)
The other day, when I was leaving the house to go to work, as I was driving down the driveway, I thought I saw an old woman hunched over like this in front of a house across the street. Granted I was looking over my right shoulder checking for cars, and I saw it out of the very corner of my eye. It turned out to be some weird shrub outside of the neighbors front door...So I thought I would bring the old lady to life. Shortly there-after I almost hit a cat that was lazily walking across the street, in the exact location where I hit a squirrel last week. I'm still sad about hitting the squirrel. But the stupid thing ran under my car as I was doing 35mph. And when I say "ran under my car" I mean he waited, until my back tire was ontop of him to attempt to sprint. The cat however didn't meet such an unfortunate fate, I slowed and let him pass. Stupid cat. Walking all nonchalantly across the stupid street.

As I said earlier, I draw at work, and I tend to call it "doodeling" when co-workers ask me "what are you drawing" keep their prying eyes out of my business. So the other day, saying "oh, I'm just doodeling", didn't work so well with one of my nosy co-workers. He still wanted to see what I was drawing. It just so happened to be my exhausted princess, chilling out on a lounge chair. You know, I added the rug because I wasn't doing anything else productive at work. She doesn't have any eyebrows, which really bothers me, and I'm not quite sure why...

Have you noticed an aquatic theme here? I don't know what's up with all the Koi and mermaids lately, but they won't leave. Not that I want them to. If they want to swim around whenever I put my pencil down, that's fantastic!

But yeah, this one I like to think of a mermaid not being happy with sea-life, and just wanting to take off...she's got a baby mermaid too, I haven't decided if it's her baby, or if she stole it. There really could be a whole story here- I just don't want it to get all "Little Mermaid" on me, because every time I think of mermaids, that's what I think of.

Oh yeah, in case you can't tell, that's a fisherman's net full of fish she's holding on to. And those are bubbles, not drops of water. It just dawned on me that it looks like water droplets, instead of bubbles....dang it! Maybe I'll photoshop this one a little...or re-do it in some sort of sweet painting style...we'll see, my list of photoshop drawings is growing faster than I have time to crank them out.

I have more to share, but due to the sensitivity of their nature, I can't post them. Ok, that's not entirely true. I'm greedy, and don't yet want to share some of them with you- because...well...I'm working on a story, and they just so happen to be possibly characters. Once I get more comfortable with having them out there...for all of the web to see, then I'll see about posting them. But not until then. (or if I run out of stuff to draw and know, cause that might happen)


TaniaMC said...

Hey, I just wanted to say that when I looked at the dual mermaid drawing I knew it was bubbles! There is a flow to the drawing that makes it feel like it is underwater. I never thought they might be out of water...

Just saying...

-amber- said...

Whew! Now the only issue to resolve on it is making it actually look like 2 mermaids instead of one freak of a fish :P