Friday, November 02, 2012

Monday, October 08, 2012

Monday, September 17, 2012

At which point...

So, immediately after that last post, I stop. Gar.

Here's a picture I've fumbled with on and off since then, because, well, I need to do something.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

By the way

I know this is, how shall I put it, a lightly visited blog. However, to the two or three out there who might be interested in my sporadic attempts to draw pictures, most of the drawing is going on over at my other blog: One Machine.

I did end up buying a new tablet.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Fashion Photography

A weird little sketch done from a piece of fashion photography.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Along those lines

I'm just continuing, for now, short sketches. Mainly this is because it seems to be working, to keep me from going crazy. More crazy.

Sunday, June 10, 2012


I Don't know how well this will turn out. Since that last picture was posted I had a bit of computer trouble. Well, a bit of computer no longer working and needed to be replaced kind of computer trouble, but anyway, now I have a shiny new one. But my old software does not work on it.

While I hem and haw about what to spend money on, here is a brief sketch done in (obviously) the demo version of ArtRage Studio Pro. I used the old (free?) demo version on the old computer, although not a lot. It works a lot like real paper and pencil (or paint, depending on the tool), which is nice in some ways, but triggers my fear of the failed line. It also isn't what I would use to produce a final piece (unless I wanted it to look like something I'd drawn on a sheet of paper, more or less).

Still, tempted to shell out the money and get the full version. After all, it's only sixty bucks. I'm also tempted by Corel Painter 12, and that costs, like, six hundred dollars.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Much Gnashing of Teeth

Bloody hands. Unusual hand poses without adequate reference always worry me. I keep expecting someone to jump in and tell me the thumb is on the wrong side, or that I've drawn two thumbs, or no thumb at all. Bleah. OK, well, good enough for now. Now I'm starting to eliminate extra scribbles and otherwise clean up and correct. I'd like to keep the energy of the original sketch (without keeping the extreme sloppiness of the original sketch), but it's always hard. Once I have clean line work (more teeth-gnashing), I'll probably try to color it (much more teeth-gnashing).

Friday, May 18, 2012


Fiddling. It's what I do.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

While we wait

Since I'm not getting what I want out of that last picture, yet, here's something else. Drawing without any reference to speak of makes the anatomy uncertain. Fiddle, fiddle, fiddle.

Sunday, March 25, 2012

On to the next

So, that last one went OK. Let's try another.

Thursday, March 22, 2012


Leave it for a while. Later, it's easier to see what's wrong. (Post 600)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Lots of dots

And circle things, and leaf things, and other things.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012

So it is revealed...

The real reason I started with this picture is because I liked the pattern on the dress, and I thought it would be tricky but not impossible to get right. (Remains to be seen how well I'll do.)

Sunday, March 18, 2012


Beginning to refine things, as is my wont.

Friday, March 16, 2012

What day is it again?

Well, post another picture anyway. The pose has drifted slightly from the reference, but she looks more relaxed, so I think I'll stick with this.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Half an hour

Isn't a whole lot of time.

Monday, March 12, 2012

I know I've said it before

It has been months.
I'm want to get back into the car crash of art.
No grand goals. I just want to get better. You've got to (re)start somewhere.