Wednesday, September 12, 2012

WIP Wednesday & a blast from the past!

Dagger finished, started working out the mehndi  (yes, I usually start out with scribbles like this until I stumble onto a shape I like). Like everything else, I'm going for a shell/coral design, all whorls and swirls.  Listening to the How to Train Your Dragon soundtrack while I do it - music distracts my brain so I don't overthink the patterns too hard.


I also stumbled across something while I was tidying out some old folders. My high school sketchbooks used to take a real beating, being carried about to ever single lesson (for that precious 3 mins drawing time before the teacher arrived), to and from my friends' houses, on holiday, and pretty much everywhere else I went.  When we got a scanner I started "saving" some of the drawings I liked best by scanning them before the sketchbook fell to pieces entirely. I remember doing this while I was still in high school - about fourteen or fifteen, I think.  So that makes this at least ten years old!


Anyone guess what book they're reading? :)

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

WIP Wednesday (Bouguereau Study)


Study of Faneuse (The Haymaker) by Bouguereau.  Started while I was playing around with a friend's iMac (if I ever win the lottery...), never got around to finishing it.  It's not my favourite Bouguereau, so I'm in two minds over whether I should just suck it up and finish it or move onto a master study of a painting I really like.  At the Edge of the Brook, for example.