Thursday, August 23, 2012

I Guess It's Week Twenty-Eight

This was actually finished a couple days after the Week 27 drawing, but since it took less than a week to finish it, it should still count as a Weekly Art, right? Apparently mid-August was a great time for drawing naked Hetalia characters. At least this one has slightly more depth. If you want more explanation for that, you can read the description on my DeviantArt upload of it.

With the start of school has come the start of Intermediate Painting, and so also comes uploading progress shots of my paintings to this blog. We've only had two class periods and this one's already more enjoyable than the Painting I class, probably because we should all know what we're doing anyway so the instructor hardly interferes. This is just fine with me.

Our current assignment is to take two "Romantic" American landscape paintings from the 19th century, collage them, and do a painting based on that. Landscape is not my favorite thing, but since we have to do it, I might as well make it fun and do something impressionistic with it. It's a combination of the following two paintings, Mendon Hills by Stacy Tolman and Summer by Sydney Burleigh, respectively.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Week Twenty Seven All At Once

After obtaining SAI today, I decided to run myself through a crash-course in using it and enjoying it while I was at it. I also decided to do something rather... self indulgent... before I head back to the land of academia and creating according to the professor's orders.

That pipe he's holding looks awful, so just stare at the pretty man instead.

Ivan from Hetalia.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Week Twenty Six Ends

This could afford more polish and adjusting, but it's at a point where I'm find leaving it the way it is. Week twenty six ends tomorrow officially and I've got writing and other things to do, so we'll consider it done.

I'm still not sure if this is the eye that's green, but there's so much blue in this picture already that we'll assume it is for now. If I'm wrong, I can flip it around later.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Week Twenty Six is Still Kicking

Fear not, for this week's drawing has not died. It's being worked on between actual work and writing for the August edition of Camp National Novel Writer's Month, though Aleron being one of the characters in said novel certainly helps.

His eye isn't colored yet because he's based on an Asian jointed doll I own with two different colored eyes. One's green and one's blue but I honestly can't remember which is which and the box isn't within my reach right now. And I'm lazy.

Anyway, he's almost done. Hopefully tomorrow I'll have time to do finish his hair at least.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Week Twenty Six Drags Along

His arms are still in the wrong place - way off from where his elbow should be - but we'll get there. In the meantime his hands have come a lot closer to being finished and he's actually holding things now! I'd like to work on his hair next as a reprieve from his fingers and skin, but I'd also like to get that other hand out of the way. I guess we'll see?

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Crawling Back With Week Twenty Six

So if this had been done right and I really had been completing a drawing or other work of art every week this year, Week Twenty Six would have been back in mid-June. Obviously this did not happen as Week Twenty Six is happening at the beginning of August and is somehow starting on a Thursday. Oh well. Life and creativity can do that sometimes.

As I ease back into finishing a Weekly Artwork with only a few weeks left until school starts (perhaps not the best idea), I go the digital route yet again with a character of my own. He's from the novel that I'm attempting for the August edition of Camp National Novel Writer's Month. His name is Aleron and he has some alien DNA in him, hence the odd hair. He's also based on a doll that I've owned for a few years of the same name.