Sunday, October 02, 2005


Well, I did finally unpack my art supplies and set up my desk, for the most part. That means that I can draw again, so I've been doing that a bit last night and today.

It was good to feel it again.

Last night, I worked diligently on a completely-digital drawing of Conan the Barbarian. I was thinking about submitting it to the draw-off of Conan, but I haven't returned to it yet today. Also, I don't like the idea of "competing" for votes right now ... I've no confidence in my abilities at this point, and I'm still trying to figure out how to draw in the "style" that I like, which is much harder than I thought. To me, that simply highlights how lacking I am in either training or talent. Whichever is no big deal, though, because I draw only for me.

So, this morning I decided to continue with Robert E. Howard's barbarian hero, and I did this one. This is the rendering I did, and I can't explain to you why the scannings never turn out as well as the original renderings do. Sorry.

At any rate, I was kind of happy with it. I did this with a "Sketch and Wash" pencil, which is nice but a bit too soft for my liking. I really want to try the "wash" part though, so I'll leave it around.

I also tried some Batman sketches in a new style (my cartoony look), but they're roughs, and I don't want to clutter the blog sight.

I'll take today to draw again, and just rest. I'm a bit under the weather, but I feel better now than I did a few hours ago. I think if I can survive the morning tomorrow (Monday), I'll be okay. I hope so; I just can't afford to miss work very often.

Well, the football games are on and I really need to relax, so good-bye for now, and may you all have great days.

God bless,

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