Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Beautiful Imperfections

I'm stealing the tile from an amazingly gifted friend of mine.

She'll forgive me, ...eventually. ;)

I'm going to share some of my favorite craptastic doodles from Tegaki-E. Because even when I know they're HORRIBLY bad, I can't help but love them. They always have that "something" that makes me keep them around. Maybe its the expression, the mood of the piece, and sometimes, its just cause I have every intention of re-doing it later to make it better and need said piece for reference.

AND translations for my horrid scrawl:

Image #1: A.K.A the one with the mutant hand. "Might As Well Face It You're Addicted To Love" -Addicted to Love, Robert Palmer

Image #2: A.K.A The one with the horrible proportions "Caught In The Rain Where Silence Screams And All I've Got Is Ink On The Page" - Me...actually

Image #3: A.K.A. The one with the horribly highlighted hair. "Whose Eyes Am I Behind? I Don't Recognize Anything That I See. Whose Skin Is This Design? I Don't Want This To Be The Way That You See Me." -Ordinary by Train

Tegaki-ETegaki-E,RI,Prelim sketchOrdinarybytrain,Tegaki-E

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Back in Action

Planning to start posting here more regularly now that things have wind down in the personal life.

To give you guys a taste of how my digital style and traditional style differ you can take a look at this, a traditional re-envisioning of the last post's Tegaki-E sketch:


I know there are a lot of mistakes, as I'm still such a rookie. But I can't deny that I'm proud of a lot of things about it as well. Ie: face,hair, etc. I workedfor HOURS trying to get that expression just right. Trust me, when professionals tell you to draw LIGHT, they mean it.

My poor eraser...

Signing off for now folks!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Mission Statement

Where's my reset button?

There is nothing more agonizing to me than making a promise I can't keep. So there will be no more of that.

"Operation '09" was a bust. No use trying to down play it-but this is where I try to make up for it. I can no longer promise that I will be able to draw every day or post every day for that matter, but I will try to get something up on a regular basis. Starting today. I should have something up after my driving lesson.

Which brings me to another point. My work here will range from WIPS (including but not limited to crappy little sketches) to Ink Work (my main focus) to full blown Colored Works (which will probably be less often as opposed to more).

I'm open to constructive criticism-encourage it in fact, as I am seeking improvement. Though I do retain the right to delete comments that I feel go from "constructive" to "bashing".

No, this isn't an April Fool's Day joke, I'm not that cruel or elaborate. ;) Signing off for now.

EDIT: Hoorah for my first crappy little color sketch. Complete with crappy little attempt at an umbrella. I like the concept but I think once I have more than a few hours, I will re-do this. One a side note: Tegaki E is like crack for tablet lovers.

You'd never guess it, but this took me 2 hours...

Rainningink on Tegaki E

Sayonara Wonderland.