In three short days I've become absolutely hooked on tennis like never before, and since it's a blink-and-you'll-miss-it sort of sport I thought I'd practice drawing some of the movements. I also added some colour digitally..
So, for the next week and a half my posts about tennis will probably be numerous.. Particularly if Andy Murray survives to the final :-)
Saturday, 22 June 2013
Had a lovely day with my aunt and cousin at my old primary school's summer fête.
I figured sketching out my summer days out is a good excuse to draw, so here's a little rough sketch of part of my day diary.
It's my 7-year-old cousin eating a hotdog (just part of the large amount of food we consumed today).
Thursday, 20 June 2013
Somehow I always manage to get roped into doing 'artistic' things for members of my family. Tonight's endeavour was none other than a icing-sugar cake-topper replica of the school that my Mum works at to celebrate 60 years of the school occupying the building - apparently there's always a reason for cake!
Nightmare. "Do a lovely painting of it in food colouring" - was the direction of my Mum. Simple. Urgh, totally not my thing, I knew it'd end up a wishy-washy mess and whenever I agree (I use the word 'agree' lightly, I definitely don't remember being given a choice in this one!) to do something, the perfectionist in me always comes out.
Also, I saw it as an opportunity to work on my line-drawing skills to some extent.
Which was all fun and games until I looked up and realised it was 10pm and I needed both sleep and to get this done for my Mum for tomorrow.
So there it is ^ As mentioned before I claim to be a perfectionist, and it irks me strongly how there's some very obvious faults in it. But it's going to be eaten in less than 24 hours, and as fun as the first 4 hours of sugar paste and icing is, it starts to wear thin when you've got sugar in your hair, I'm now a sticky sleepy young animation student. It's almost 2am, so, time for bed Zebedee!
Also, this was the mess I left for my Mum to clean up tomorrow as payment..
Only joking, it's squeaky clean. Not a sticky surface in sight :-)
Sunday, 2 June 2013
Saturday, 1 June 2013
Because basically, I've started adding colour into my layout, and now I'm just tweaking and cleaning it up and attempt to get rid of that fluffy/blurry quality that the first brush I used gave me. But it's cool when something in your head starts to become a reality. There are still major flaws in this piece but for a first attempt, I'm pretty happy.
(A little bit of the final layout)
Also, last night I read the whole of Kick-Ass (1) and it was pretty damn cool, so now I just wanna read more comic books and draw my own and shizz - bring on the first day of the summer break!