New drawings of costumed people hustling and bustling. Kind of like you've seen at the mall. Only smeller. Haha You can find these drawings and others in my Life drawings area located in the animation section of my web site.
It seems there's a lack of time to work on my projects as I always get sidetracked with something more essential. Fall and winter seem to always be that way. Of course its the shorter days and all those holidays . I brought up my small goose lamp from downstairs to make my life a lot easer since lately I’ve been sketching a bit more in by bed room at night. It’s a bit more comfortable and less distracting that way. But for the rest of the stuff when it becomes time for me to paint my paintings will be done in the downstairs studio. Now to find the time.
Yep it’s been awhile since any thing new was shown. Fear not, 3 big projects are on the way. Just finished most of my research gathering references and viewing the references I already have. Started to draw a few doodles n sketches. More sketching is on the way. Its starting to take shape. In between things I’ll probably have a few little projects posted once I get the major sketching done for the big projects.
I originally drew the sketch on a scrap of paper while taking a break animating a cartoon one night. Thought I'd fix up my alien lizard in PhotoShop for the fun of it. The guy turned out really nice and pretty charming for an alien. The background is a bit mediocre but it does the job that it has to, with out over powering my character. I used a bit of the styles and filter functions in photo shop to make things go faster.
Alright! The final is here. After the help of some nice people to help me choose which one of my logo designs works the best, I ended up choosing this one. I messed around with colours and finishing touches, I chose this. Tried red but it was too harsh, tried orange colours, but these colours seem to work the best. I avoided too may colour tests with the dino character since it would have looked too much like Barney. I stuck with the green. I later added a plastic effect that I kind of put together from the Styles function in Photoshop to make it look like a plastic sign. I think it turned out great. Hay, you guys helped me choose after all. You should be proud.
Just some updates to my site. New pic of a mega man game called Mega man8 in the Secret treasure vault. Also in case you haven't visited or even bothered to visit yet, I have a newly updated name/sign. I think it looks spiffy.
Also this little thingy. A new summer version of Summer tabby. Can't wait for summer. Yeah I know its a it early for some but for someone who hates cold weather and its only the beginning of it, always thinking of the lovely heat and any pictures of the tropics is a real nice distraction till spring and summer are back.
Well that was a bit disappointing. Only had a few people who actually cared to take a look. :( So I waited long enough and chose my next steps with the few votes that people bothered to give me. What else is new. So if any one cares, here are the character poses I chose for the logos with the help of nice people, with some choices of fonts and word placements. Now what to choose? The last step will involve the finishing touches and colour. For those who bother to look and or choose, Thanks a bunch.
A little bit of a hint of what I'm up to as my next project.It was also designed at my former work place during break. As you can see I used the back of an old time sheet to quickly jot down my idea for a logo design. It couldn't have been paint fume induced this time since when your in that state your brain is pretty much mush. ;) LOL
The final fix a pic, hurrraaaaa!Apparently its a pic of my great aunt and uncle. I heard that she was a great jam and baked goods maker. So that's where I get it. ;) They were also both grade 4 teachers. It's just to show that I have so much to learn about my family because I know so little of them.Meh, blame the ocean. :)
My latest illustration and another tropical themed one at that. A graceful looking cat catching its latest dinner in the form of bronze statue fountain. I’m not exactly sure why I chose to make the cat into a bronze statue but it seems to suit the scene well. Original drawing from my sketch book found here.Illustrated on textured paper. Painted with traditional watercolours, inks, some airbrushing, some coffee ink and clear coated with clear acrylic.
Another tropical themed artwork is in the works. I originally sketched it at work on a break. Possibly some of it was inspired by paint fumes aside the usual thoughts of inspiration. Finished with tracing it on textured paper and started with painting the background. I just hope the background works out cause so far I’m not quite see it. I am as usual using samples to help me visualize how it should look but it just doesn’t look as full so far. Probably because of all the distractions as always will not stop me because of that.
Its a pic of my mom probably in her late teens early 20's. She is babysitting a young boy. When she was still living in Croatia before she got married, she taught as a daycare teacher. A day care teacher over there at the time was equivalent to a grade 1 teacher over here. Kind of ashamed that children aren't teached like that over here otherwise children would be much more smarter around here. Instead they make dumb cartoon shows for kids like Dora the explorer that talk down to kids and dumb every thing down. Its a shame that cartoons aren't seen as just another form of entertainment for all ages. Instead they have to slap on the word education and make some money when really all it would be doing is brainwashing in to stupidity. If you want smart kids, play with them, share with them don't dumb every thing down to the point of Dora the explorer. Yeesh!
Anyways also updated the MMMM section in the Secret Treasure vault of my K Tigress's Virtual Gallery Lair.
New in Miscellaneous;Finally the finishing touches are done on this thing. Its hard to finish things when you have so many other things that occupy your time. I kind of wanted a banner for my boring door and something comforting to look at so I designed this originally in my sketch book, One of many drawings, fixed it up on the computer, blew it up to fit on a piece of cloth I bought at the store and took my time airbrushing it. I later cut a piece of burlap and sewed it on then added a few pieces of bamboo for it to hang from and wallah. Don't you just wish you could just jump in?I'm calling it Tranquil Tropic. Is it a sun set or is it sunrise? It's for you to determine that. The chair is just ready for you to add the towel and lounge in and sip that drink. I was fairly satisfied with it although I think I could have added some more shadows on the bottom part of the stone banisters at least, otherwise I'm pretty satisfied with it.
This repaired pic was taken in the same year frame as the other one in 85. It was taken in Medjogoria where that group of children at the time had a spiritual meeting with the blessed Mother Mary about future events, things that must change and so on. In the pic you can see one of the people here who had the meeting with Mother Mary talking with one of my dear relatives.The pic was in only in two pieces as you can see and there fore was really easy and quick to fix.
Another fixed pic. I definitely know something about this pic since I was there in 1985 enjoying some of that venison. It was on a traditional farm in Croatia some time in late August. The place had no electricity and even had an outhouse complete with smell. LOL the whole place was on the top of a hill near a vineyard and was full of stinging nettles. Ouch! I was going on to grade 6 at the time so I had to have been either 11 or 12 at the time. But oh that stew was so darn good.
Another fixed pic from my collection of ripped to pieces pictures.
Update...... Almost finished my tropical themed banner. Just have to finish the cobble stone, the chair and the tropical drink on the image. As I said before will put the whole thing on a background of burlap and hang it on some bamboo.