|[artpost lxxxxiii]||[May. 6th, 2013|02:25 pm]|
I AM SO FUCKING SORRY.|
I FORGOT APRIL ENTIRELY.
Well, I didn't forget, I just... I got a new job, right? And it's eating my time, as I told you last time. And then my old faithful Toshiba Satellite DIED A TERRIBLE BLUESCREENY HEATDEATH DEATH after a whopping eight years of service (could be more, I can't do counting; I had it before my degree anyway, and I graduated 5 years ago...) and I had to replace it. But then in replacing it, I encountered all the fun and games of a brand new machine and set-up after nearly a decade of the same process I've always used to make art happen. I have brand new Photoshop after a decade of 7.0, for example. CS6 is so weird by comparison, and a new OS means a whole new way of scanning things, etc. etc.
Basically, that all slowed my production down a whole bunch, after I was unable to keep up with scanning for a while because I had no computer. Which is why we're now in May and here's the first artpost in over a month. Wow. I'm so sorry.
And, uh, I drew more things than this, but 80% of it was porn of a terrible and horrific nature that I can't really post anywhere on the internet! oh well :)
Okay, let me begin by telling you that since surgery is near (finally), I'm all antsy and not-coping-well with the wait, so I'm distracting myself from the anxiety/eagerness/self-hate/whatever by drawing up a million tattoos to get afterwards so that I can actually remember that I do have a life afterwards. My legs are well blank, so I'm drawing up thigh pieces. I wanted birds, as I'm sure you'll remember, but the bird collage I had originally planned was much more ridiculous than I wanted - like, how do you scale them? Do you do them all the same size? But I had a lammergeier and a magpie and... they're massively different sizes in real life, so having them the same size is like, what is this massive magpie
or this comedy tiny lammergeier
all this is a very roundabout way of saying that I'm drawing up these instead:
I copied the pose wholesale from this AMAZING illustration of a bird on the spine of a 200-year-old copy of a bird dictionary (or whatever them things are called with all birds in) I found at an antiquarian book fair (which I didn't buy because it was >£300 and I can only afford bad-ass antiquarian treasure books in mY DREAMS). I then decided on a jay instead.
I love jays best. Magpies are amazing and I love them, but that's a lot of solid black with no definition, so full colour spread jay I think. Plus if I was going to be a bird, I'd be a european jay, no question. Garrulus Glandarius.
hang on i just closed my flickr tab on accident
wow it smells nice outside (/doesn't leave the house all day)
then I drew this for the front of my thigh
This is honestly one of my favourite things I have ever drawn, because I'm simple and easily pleased by LUTUR LUTUR LUTUR LUUUTURURIURti
AND THEN I drew PONIES because PONIES
I'm happy with these because they look like what they're meant to, but they're identifiably my style of drawing rather than the show's actual style. Good.
AND THEN okay so MCM is just around the corner (FUCK) and I'm nowhere near ready and desperately making random shit for it, so here some stickers I have done:
I also wanted to make an artbook for it, but tbh I've probably left it way too late. Here is some pieces for that:
I mean it will get done, but probably not at this speed. Whoops, I'm the worst artist :')
I drew Babs for my desk at work<3
This looks way better in real life because my scanner laughs in the face of pink highlighter.
AND THIS, okay, THIS I AM SO PLEASED WITH THIS
I drew this for Mags of Beastly Beverages for their Werewolf tea blend. While I'm at MCM, you get the FUN OFFER of a bag of tea with every print purchase! :D And if you buy a tea off Mags, you get a free wee print of this image, too. Cute, huh? I've not tasted the tea blend yet, but I'm told it's the best of Mags's current selection and since I can't imagine any tea better than their Blood & Semtex (which they're currently sold out of because I bought it all), it's gotta be pretty amazing<3<3
AND HERE IS A MONOCHROME PICTURE OF WEISS SMOKING WHILE LOOKING RIGHT
I love him but I need to draw him doing other more different things
NOW EXCUSE ME WHILE I FINISH THIS OTHER BUNCH OF DRAWINGS FOR YOU TO SEE RIGHT BEFORE MCM <3<3<3