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03 December 2006 @ 03:51 pm
i dood a drawing!  
There's some mythological perfect world out there where I can write and draw at the same time (not *exactly* the same time), which would allow me to get better at drawing faster. But, since I don't seem to have found my way to that MPW, I'll just do drawings when I'm not writing. I finally did one! At the rate I'm going, my thousand drawings project should be complete by the time I'm forty-five...

Anyway, my nephew Seirid.

Pretty pleased with this one. Babies are hard to draw. I didn't get his smile quite wide enough and the line of his jaw's too square, so I'll go ahead and do a lightbox version and then maybe another freehand version. I never did do a second freehand of the last one because while I got the angle of his arm wrong and therefore her back is too wide, I thought it was good enough. And, y'know, since I'm doing this for me... :) But anyway, it's pretty good. Someday I'm going to have to start drawing boring things, like furniture, aren't I. :)
 
 
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salymander on December 3rd, 2006 01:57 pm (UTC)
This may not be interesting you at all, but if you want fantasy pictures to inspire your drawing you might try looking at a few in the fantasy section of whatever chain bookstore they have over there. I was about to say Barnes and Noble, but you prolly don't shop there. LOL. Anyway, some of them are a little porn-ish, but some can be really beautiful too.

Also, do you only draw with pencil? I don't draw I only paint, so ignore me if I know nothing. But you might try pastels if you haven't already. They can be messy, but they're more forgiving of new talent IMO.
kitmizkit on December 3rd, 2006 02:40 pm (UTC)
I'm complete crap with pastels, but thanks for the suggestion. :)
salymander on December 3rd, 2006 02:42 pm (UTC)
LOL, good. I'm less intimidated by you then.
kitmizkit on December 3rd, 2006 03:58 pm (UTC)
Oh, my, I don't mean to intimidate anyone. *laugh* I wish *I* could paint! Just, y'know, I don't wish it enough to learn to do it well... :)
salymander on December 3rd, 2006 04:00 pm (UTC)
Did someone say I painted well? (Actually I haven't really painted in a year or so.) I mean becuase your all authory. Actually, your discipline is disturbing.
Sanguine Pen: Jim Profitsanguinepen on December 3rd, 2006 02:26 pm (UTC)
I think you did a great job. Drawing people is hard as hell. I'd rather write an entire epic romance novel (barfing all the way btw) than try to draw a person.
kitmizkit on December 3rd, 2006 02:39 pm (UTC)
OMG PROFIT! I loved that show! Squee!

erm, and, thank you. :)
Sanguine Pen: Jim Profitsanguinepen on December 3rd, 2006 04:04 pm (UTC)
Loved it too. I was tempted to maybe do some fanfic for him a week or so ago, but I know I could never do him justice. I keep hoping that Nathan Petrelli on Heroes will turn into Jim.
Shoka RedEarsshoka on December 3rd, 2006 03:04 pm (UTC)
Any non-adult is a pain to draw, imo. The proportions are so different on children. You also picked a really had pose (pretty much straight on face and looking down so the body's foreshortened), but it came out pretty nice.

You should consider a few color pencils to your palette.

On writing and visual arts at the same time, I can totally relate though from the other side. It's good that you keep up with it though, I find writing a nice alternate and counterbalance to painting.
kitmizkit on December 3rd, 2006 03:57 pm (UTC)
I'm crap with colored pencils, too. :) I'm not bad with markers (though I'm not good), but my real love is pen and ink. I know what kind of style I /want/ to be able to achieve, but I'm an awfully long way from actually getting there. Sniff. :)
Amberleyamberley on December 3rd, 2006 07:02 pm (UTC)
Furniture: Boring but important!
Someday I'm going to have to start drawing boring things, like furniture, aren't I. :)

Yes! Because sitting on babies is just wrong!!

Also, someday you may also have to draw fruit, because eating babies is wrong, although that worked out OK for Goya.