Happy new year! 2017 was a very busy year for me, and i did not make very much art. I cant wait to get back at it this year!
I'm starting to slow down, like way down. I'm in the last month of my pregnancy and I was already prepared to accept that I probably wouldn't be pumping out weekly illustrations anymore, but the change is even more dramatic than I had prepared for. It's hard to get work done right now, REALLY hard. I'm doing my best, but it's slow going, and I think May and June are going to be very slow for work. I'm freelance and I'm not really taking maternity leave, since I work from home, but it seems to be happening naturally.
doing some sketches for a new project for a friend of mine.
A little dragon knight for my wednesday warmup. I saw that myths and legends was covering gawain and thought "I should draw a knight" and this is what happened.
warmup sketch for today. The blossoms are all blooming around here.
Sketching to start off the week.
My husband started a new job at Nike. In his office, there's a huge poster of Ronaldo from when he played for United. He's my favorite soccer player to make fun of. I like him, but as a Barcelona fan it's too easy to make fun of his expressions while he's in a game, and I found the super serious "look how cool he looks" poster funny considering how he usually looks on my television. So I did a sketch.
caught this girl at a soccer practice last year that my son was at. As I was going through photos looking for something else, I felt I related to her overall displeased expression, especially paired with the flower crown.
Today's sketches. The first are a set of dragons I did while at my son's jiu jitsu class. I'm kind of happy with one of these, and may turn it into an illustration.
Also went to my husband's soccer game, so I got some gestures in. These are always tough cuz the players are actually moving around kinda quick, so I have to try to remember the position and get it down before I forget what they're arms and legs were doing.
And I'm doing spread 2 for the kids book. This one I'm excited about because it's a lot of detail I think will be fun.
Just a little building sketch today. Enjoy!
It doesn't entirely feel like it yet, but still... I'm excited. I'm ready.
I was trying to straighten out my backyard, and then saw a reddit post about some guy who got attacked by an alligator. Also my mom is driving to me from my home state of Louisiana (which has lots of alligators) and somewhere in my head a cocktail formed when I sat down to sketch and a reptilian gardener came out. Enjoy!
quicky study late at night.