Friday, August 27, 2010

Quick on the Draw

Nothing like sneaking a sketch to make the long, slow job of cashiering pass a little faster. The faces are mostly done in snatches of anywhere from 2 to 8 seconds. Sometimes I get more than one snatch at a face but usually only with coworkers.

This week I got a chance to do something I've been wanting to try for a long time! A little while back you could find blank, customizable figurines eeeverywhere. They had exhibitions in a couple local places, popped up on the web all over the place and were sold all over the place. They're still common but seem to be less popular now. Now I've tried my hand at a little pumpkin my boyfriend and I stumbled on. It's a lot of fun! Next time I do something like this I want to try adding something 3D. This one is Jack Skellington as a pumpkin as I hope you already guessed:)

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

July Dr. Sketchy's

We had a belly dancer from Florida Tribal Dance for Sketchy's this month. She was a great model and much fun to draw. Kudos to her and Tammy for finding her.

Speaking of Sketchy's, I get to help out with it now :). I've been thinking about asking if they needed help and lo and behold, a request for volunteers! I'm looking forward to it.

Friday, August 6, 2010

Breakfast for Dinner

Hullo chums. I've been busy since the last time I posted. I learned a ton and met some awesome people (who I still miss terribly) at the Illustration Academy in KC, MO, finished a 50+ image slideshow for my family's church, and I'm nearly finished with the 30 portraits in 30 days assignment I assigned myself. That's just the art stuff!

The Academy was a brain stuffing experience that will be slowly digested over the next few months. My old teacher, George Pratt, was there and I met John English, Mark Engligh, CF Payne, Anita Kunz, Gary Kelley and Jon Foster. They are all by far the best instructors ever.

Soon after getting back my job demoted me for making too many mistakes. That might not be such a bad thing if I manage to use my time well for better things. It's still frustrating to screw up such a simple job. School will start again soon though. Surprisingly I'm actually looking forward to it. History of Illustration is my first class! Learning about classic illustrators = happy brain.

The image for today's post is a little old from last week's Ill Friday topic. Sketches from this month's Dr. Sketchy's on the way soon.