I didn’t draw much in 2020, but a few months ago my kid requested a portrait of one of her favorite Animal Crossing characters. I dusted off my iPad today and found this guy in my files. Hello, Sherb!
the very hungry illustrator
Ah, food. My favorite “I don’t know what to draw so I guess I’ll just draw something to eat” subject.
More doodling. Feeling better. Seeing progress.
…and other kitteh mischief, illustrated.
swirls and whirls
Some of my favorite patterns started as random doodles; this has potential to become a new favorite. It needs coloring, and I did attempt to color it in Procreate, but I’m not quite happy with it:
I tried a different technique with this one; I started the outlines in Illustrator, then colored it and re-outlined it in Procreate for a hand-drawn look. You can see its evolution in the Procreate video:
It’s cutesy, but I’m all about cute cats.
random unfinished things
Oh hello! I’m back from the autumn abyss. I’ve been drawing, but not as consistently as I’d like, and I’m having a heck of a time finishing anything. It’s all good. I’ll share a bunch of the half-finished stuff here.
I’m trying to spend more time outside, since the weather is turning cold fast this year, and I want to soak up as much of the pretty fall scenery as I can before the snow flies.
I’ve also been sucked into past seasons of The Great British Bake Off, which is the perfect show for curling up on the couch with my iPad while I doodle. It’s also perfect for making me want ALL THE PIES.
And if you’ve made it this far…
Oh hello! I am still making things, just at a lazy summer pace. I’ve been practicing my letters on the iPad; nothing exciting to show for it, though. I really want to get better at watercolor flowers like these, too.
I have a longer vacation coming up in a couple weeks, during which I don’t have major plans beyond spending time with Tim and the kids and visiting the lake. Hopefully that leads to more drawing time, too.
I’ve updated my Etsy shop with lots of new work, and even stickers!
I’ve been working on this one for about a week on and off. I outlined the letters in Illustrator, then moved to Procreate on the iPad to draw the flowers and foliage. It went through a lot of iterations before it started coming together. An earlier screenshot:
The behavior of our nation is disheartening, to say the least, so this is my response; trying to make lemonade from lemons.
make your own magic
I’ve had this concept floating around in my head for months. I eventually came up with this, which I like:
But I’ve had a rainbow version of the above stubby-legged pony saved as a draft ever since. I came back to it last week, and, armed with some of my newly practiced lettering skills, tried my hand at it again.
This one has a bit more of the color and sense of movement I was looking for.