Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Illustration Friday: Sky

The Illustration Friday topic is "Sky".  Oh well.  This was an attempt.  I changed the obnoxious black splatters to white.  They were too heavy.  It's still awkward.  I might try another one.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Mermaid Fiddler

So this is for the topic "Water" for Illustration Friday.  I actually started it several weeks ago and then stopped working on it, and when the topic came up, I thought, "Good, here's my chance to actually finish this."  I've been working on it all week, and I had hoped to get it done before a new topic was posted, but alas, I did not.

The problem was that I didn't work out the tones before I started, and I was frustrated because you couldn't tell what was what.  My son came in this morning as I was deciding that I was finished even though I was unsatisfied, and said, "Cool!  Oh wait, there's are THINGS in there;  I thought it was just a cool doodle of shapes."  Exactly!

I seem to have a harder time with bigger pictures.  This one is 11" X 11".  More room to get distracted and lose your focus in.

But I am done, and now I will start something for this week's "Sky" topic.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

29 Faces--#17 and #18

So--#17 and #18.  When I start a batch, I always finish the ones I like the best first, and then the dregs.  And this is the dregs.  I think there's another one or two around somewhere, but they must have gotten buried under some other stuff.  I AM going to finish these 29 faces, even though September is long-gone.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

29 Faces--#16

At this rate, I won't get done with the 29 Faces in September until December.  Alas.  I like this one a lot.

Friday, October 5, 2012

29 Faces--#15

The 29 Faces in September challenge may be done, but I am not.  I had to take a couple weeks break from it, but here's the first of the next round.  I am learning some things about doing these.