in the strangest, most unheard of corners and edges of the planet. Where endangered creatures and outcasts prospered, there she would be; sharing stories and imparting philosophies amongst a population eagerly seeking what she had already found.
I really want to get better at writing, so that means I’ll probably have to start reading more. I’ll start by re-reading one of my favorite books, “Hatchet,” by Gary Paulsen. It’s a short read, but one of the only fiction books I own In the end, I would love to write a huge story, involving all of my demons, aliens, and creatures. I really have no clue how to compose a story though, so buckle up for the journey.
It was actually pretty fun messin around with the gouache for the background. I like that it acts like acrylic, but is more tailored for small scale painting. I wanted to keep using splashes of colors like I was doing with the last few creature busts, but switch up the subject. I figured why not draw some cool armor. I actually had this drawing started in the first few pages of my new sketchbook, I went back to it, and this is what came out. I’ve already started up another one 🙂
I’m so glad I tried out a new pose and some new lighting. I also did some thumbnail sketches this time to find a nice silhouette and gesture. It’s also just a good way to get design ideas out of your head and onto paper, as far as head shape, hair style, accessories, etc. And in this drawing, I realized that it was the over-rendering that was leaving me unsatisfied with every bust since the undead conquistador, so I won’t be doing that anymore 😦 Stay tuned for the final
I could have easily kept working on this one because it still has so many flaws, but I had to stop myself. I’m currently reading, “Art and Fear,” by David Bayles and Ted Orland, and it’s helped me realized that all my artwork will have flaws and its best to learn from them and apply them to the next piece than to keep pushing for perfection. “Error is human; (therefore), art is error. I guess I kinda already knew this, but its one of those passages that just sticks with you.
Tip from this sketch:
If there is something heavy, be sure to draw it (i.e. the weight of the chain pulls the earlobe and nipple)