Tuesday, August 14, 2012

A Haunting Develops

 Just so y'all know. Halloween is definitely my favorite holiday. Ever since August started, I started really getting excited for October (which is the best month of the year for multiple reasons). I've had some characters that I've wanted to develop for a while, and over the weekend I had some major inspiration. I think I'm going to work at getting a more concrete story over the course of the week. :)

Western Acrobatics

Just a few characters I'm developing.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Mistakes and Admiration

Today (well yesterday now, it's past midnight when I'm posting this) I went to Disneyland to paint. It was my first real solo trip in a while, and it was really nice to take a leisurely walk around the parks without the hustle and bustle of rushing to attractions or complying with other peoples wants and needs. Which, granted, is kind of the point of Disneyland, but anxiety is kind of messing with my ability/enjoyment of the attractions. :( I actually didn't go on anything while I was there. Although I did attempt to see Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln... but it wasn't showing soon due to some technical difficulties. I think I'm one of the few who is legitimately sad about that. Anyway, you're probably looking at my blog to see some art, not hear about all this randomness. I give you art:

Yes it isn't finished. Due to some major proportion problems I made which later led to frustration. I decided to stop while it was still okay... Plus it was really hot and I wasn't exactly sitting in the shade. Not very fun painting conditions. 

For the second painting I did it was a requirement that I found someplace with shade. Problem is... that is quite the task. In both parks actually, but moreso DCA. Luckily, I found a pretty nice spot and set up my makeshift studio atop a trash can. (classy painter right there.) 

By the time I finished I had already gotten so many compliments. Random guests, some Cast Members, and even some Japanese tourists wanted to take a photo of it! It's actually something of a moral booster, especially since I've been feeling so down in the dumps about my art lately.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Flame Dance

Doodle to unwind. I really need to work on improving my digital art skills.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Something Different

 I've been experiencing a lot of anxiety lately. I've been quite the emotional mess, and feeling quite rotten about a lot of things, my art abilities included. Since I wasn't too happy with my normal art, I decided to do something a little different to get myself out of that horrible funk. It turned out to be a very soothing exercise. Little by little I'm regaining my confidence in myself and my work. It'll take time though, as most of my anxiety issues do.

watercolor and ballpoint pen
watercolor and gouache

Monday, August 6, 2012

Fowler's Inn

I went to Disneyland today... and instead of going on the attractions like a normal guest, I painted this picture. I always forget this place exists, it's over near the docks for the Sailing Ship Columbia. It's a really nice little area, especially since it doesn't see nearly as much foot traffic as other areas in the park. That is if you can stand listening to Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah for a few hours. haha

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Leaping Lizards

Here are a few sketches from a trip to the San Diego Zoo the day before Comic Con started. I didn't draw as much as I probably should have, but I wasn't too fond of my sketches that day. These turned out okay though.