Another (Bi-)Weekly Roundup and a Start to #WorldWaterColorMonth

So apparently I am terrible at updating this blog even when I don’t have University as an excuse.  I was away on a family vacation for a while but other than that my time has just been disappearing into the ether somehow.  It’s amazing how much time people (and cats) suddenly want to spend with you when you finally have some free time after having had your head buried in textbooks for the past few months.

I have not stopped sketching however.  Continue reading


Still Alive / Just Keep Swimming …

So apparently it has been about five months since my last post.  Sorry for disappearing off the face of the earth there.  I started an accelerated masters program at University a few months ago and it is far more intensive than I expected.  Pretty much everything has fallen to the wayside.  No time for friends, family, healthy eating, sleep, or (sadly) much drawing.  Basically all of my time over the last few months has been spent either going to class or working on assignments.

The good news is: I’m off for the next month!  Yay!  Pretty much the first thing I did was start drawing again.  Literally.  I finished my last assignment on Tuesday.  Then Wednesday morning I woke up and started on this sketch for a friend of mine Continue reading

Another Week in Review: Featuring Deadpool, the Cheshire Cat and a Dancing Mannequin

DeadpoolSo this weekly posting thing seems to be a thing that’s happening now.  I still haven’t really decided if that’s what I’m going to settle on or not but right now that’s where I’m at.  For the time being I’m doing daily sketches with weekly posts and that seems to be working out okay.  I don’t have any trouble drawing something every day that way and that’s really the part that’s important to me.  It does still feel strange posting a Thursday Mannequin Sketch and a Sunday Hand Sketch at the same time though.  The hand sketch is almost a week old at this point.  That may be the longest I’ve ever waited to post one, though possibly not by much. Continue reading

Mr. Mannequin Takes Off

Mannequin TakeoffAlright, this is definitely a guilt post to make up for going so long in between posting.  This way at least I’ll have my minimum of two posts for the week.  I’ll figure out a more regular schedule later.  Besides, it’s Figure Drawing Thursday today.  If nothing else I can at least get my weekly mannequin sketch up.  I know how much everyone loves Mr. Mannequin after all.  He’s quite the popular guy.  I myself have grown so attached to him I’m not sure I’ll ever bring myself to transition on to proper figure drawings.  He is still giving me a better understanding of how those are constructed though. Continue reading

A Week’s Worth of Sketches

Goku2This whole regular posting schedule thing seems to just be flying out the window lately.  I’m kind of at an inbetween stage right now.  Hopefully by the end of February, beginning of March I’ll be able to get a more stable schedule sorted out.  In the meantime I am still drawing regularly.  I just haven’t gotten around to posting anything for the past week.  That means that I now have a whole week’s worth of sketches to upload.  This was today’s.  It was another request from one of my supervisors at work for her son.  Actually I drew it on Monday (I’ll post the original line drawing below) but I didn’t get around to colouring it in until today.  So this was still my main artistic endeavour for the day. Continue reading

Another Thursday Mannequin Sketch

Special Agent MannequinStill nothing too terribly exciting going on. Here’s my weekly mannequin sketch for Figure Drawing Thursday though. I’m not sure Mr. Mannequin is up to anything terribly exciting either really. He’s still going though and so am I.  Between the two of us we’ll get this figure drawing thing worked out eventually.

Squirrels and Other Random Doodles

SquirrelI haven’t been drawing anything terribly interesting lately. Mostly I’ve just been doodling in my sketchbook experimenting with various things that don’t really turn out. I did start on that Darth Vader sketch at one point but I never quite finished it. Maybe I will at some point. He’s just so complicated and I am way too invested in getting him right. It’s a frustrating combination. Continue reading