Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Ninja FLIP: Otterly Adorable

Jessica had a great idea to get us through the awful month of July.  We had a long narrative project that lasted the whole month with weekly goals.

Did I procrastinate?  Yes.  Did I not meet the weekly deadlines?  Um, it's true, I did not really meet the deadlines, though having them there was a really great incentive and it was helpful in proceeding. I actually learned a lot this month doing this.  It was great!

The weekly goals involved writing a story that could be told in four images, making a storyboard for said story, and then completing the images.

I did all of that, though I completely shifted gears halfway through and changed things up unexpectedly.  I had written a nice little story that was okay and short and, I thought, to the point.  And it was.  But the more I thought about it, the more I realized I could condense it and condense it until finally...it just ended up being a single rhyming line, lol.  And the images I had cooked up worked so well together on a single long page that I thought I'd better just roll with it.  Originally I was not going to do all this calligraphy, but it called for it.

Story board for my original piece:

Completed image:


"So many things to pursue,
but giving big hugs is what we *otter* do!"

Now we just have to get through August!
...

Monday, July 10, 2017

First storybook-type zebras

Took me a while to finish this one; I got blocked and distracted halfway through.

I'm particularly excited about this; at first I cringed at the background, think it's too bright, but I'm going for a storybook feel and it ended up fabulous with the zebras.  I'm also thrilled with the incorporation of line, mass color, and fine detail...it's something I didn't think I'd be able to achieve, so this combination of media is enchanting to me.  I'm really looking forward to more now.  Hopefully I'll stop getting so blocked (though I find that unlikely; it's summertime and summertime is always miserable).


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Just an update to show I'm painting

Still trying to get into a mode where I can actually do this painting thing regularly.




Wednesday, June 21, 2017

FLIP: Broken

I am so majorly late on this and I don't even have a reason.  Sorry, Jessica!

Anyway.  This week's theme was in honor of my fridge, which is now thankfully *not broken*!  Yay!  I guess it did some good.  :D

This may not seem very broken to you, but this is my old character from the game City of Heroes, which *is* broken and it makes me sad.  (It was an online game and they have since taken down the servers so it is no longer playable.)  It still makes me very sad to think of it because I really loved playing it.

(I need a large bed scanner!)

Thursday, May 18, 2017

FLIP: Shoes

Back again this week with Jessica with more randomness.  :D

As I was doing this one, I kept thinking, babies of all species are all so silly.



Thursday, May 11, 2017

FLIP: Spikes

I took a longer break than I had expected with various painful developments, but I hope I'm starting to get back on track again.  I am glad to be flipping out again with Jessica.  :D

Actually this worked out well.  When she told me our theme weeks ago, I had an image in my mind and I really did not know how to do it.  I went ahead with thinking of other ideas (which haven't gotten finished themselves, either).

Then I got these awesome manga models and I figured it out.


So here is my random idea for this week.  First time using a pose from Body-kun.  (Hahah, yes, that is really his name.  His friend is Body-chan.)





My husband told me it's creepy.  Do you think it's creepy?  I was just going for a general image that could be used for various things; I dunno, I guess it could be creepy...

Thursday, April 13, 2017

FLIP: More Cowbell

"Guys, I've gotta fever..."

 Don't forget to check out Jessica's, because...we need more cowbell.