Close crop of a digital painting of a female mercenary, with the words work in progress on top

Digital Painting WIP

It’s so much easier to make time for digital painting when I also have a TV show streaming on my other monitor. That’s the trick, I think, to getting myself to work on paintings at a computer, after coming home from working at a computer all day. Shading of the flat layers I’d left off with is going well – I feel like between this piece and last summer I’ve

Pencils ontop of a sketchbook, with a razor and sandpaper to the right

Sharpening Pencils

I finally feel like I’m getting the hang of using a single-edge razor to sharpen pencils. They really do work so much better to have a variety of line, but I’m still fond of cheap mechanical pencils too – nostalgia is a strong force. And of course a consistent line weight has its advantages on occasion. I feel a little silly, showing fundamental drills/practice work like value bars, but honestly,

A college of an older drawing of a female knight on the left and a newer version of the same character the right with the words Drawing Redeux. The artwork is in pencil.

Drawing redux fun

Decided to redraw a super old sketch from high school (so…2003 o_O). I was kinda lazy about my scan quality, I won’t deny it, but I kind of like the rough smudgy texture of how it turned out. Plus I’ve inked it digitally (WIP of digital painting further below), so I didn’t need the scan to be perfect. Cleaning up scans is just…ugh, it’s annoying.

Cover of Strathmore Vision mixed media with digital handdrawn letters saying "new sketchbook"

Zen or stressed out, still making art

Well, it’s been long enough since I painted digitally that Windows is once again bugging out and not correctly interpreting my Wacom tablet’s pressure. Hooray >_< I forget how I fixed it last time… a text file added somewhere in user config settings? Gah ~_~ adding it to the To Do List of Doom. Been stressing this week – trying to find energy after work has been kind of monumentally