It’s been a while since I’ve added something, so here’s some sketches I’ve been kicking around as I get ready for some new projects. Four-legged animals aren’t exactly my specialty and one of these projects requires me to draw a wolf (preferably angry) so these drawings are my attempt to better grasp the proportions through photo reference, and more importantly, figure out how best to describe that proportion through the folds on their hair. Also, viking buildings! Is that a plunger or an old anvil? (It’s an old anvil.)
I’ve been going through a lot of old pages of Pinocchio Vampire Slayer lately and, typically, was very critical of myself. Of all my self-criticisms the biggest is my disappointment in my early renditions of Carlotta. When I saw the picture that inspired this drawing, I couldn’t help but think this is how I would’ve liked to have drawn her. So to my past self, this is how you should’ve done it *smacks the back of past self’s head*. I hope he’s learned his lesson.
So I’ve been telling people lately that I’ve been working on a new desk. Drawing all day means I pretty much sit at a desk all the time and I can tell my leg muscles are not in the best shape because of it. I can’t really fix that at work, but I can fix that at home. I built myself a desk that forces me to stand up.
Old desk. This is a picture of it actually clean, because I’m about to move everything to…
new desk! (Bonus, it takes up about a third of the floor space and holds more stuff!)
And I’ve already been drawing with it (I blame working on it for a lack of updates on the blog). It’s pretty much what I expected, right down to my legs being tired because I’m not used to standing this much. Which reminds me I need to get a stool… you know… just in case. I’ll be posting some new art soon.
So I’ve been building up the world for the series of Kahlan’s stories I’m working on and really wanted to do a map to give people, and me, a glimpse of all the places ripe for kids-style adventure. The one issue I’ve come across is that while I know a few key places that will for sure be in the stories I also wanted to give myself some flexibility to be able to insert things that I perhaps haven’t thought of yet. So here’s my compromise, a map without labels that is ambiguous enough that I feel comfortable enough to be able to add things to later, but is still fun to look at.