And to think my intentions were so good

And to think my intentions were so good

So, I saw a sweet little moment at the Medieval Faire in Forest Grove. And I was like, “I’m gonna paint that all Norman Rockwell stylez.” Because I miss painting. It was fun. I super love using using my Instagram as a documentation of process. But everything is the Loc-Nar, for me, so. The feeling sort of changed. I do love how this turned out and I decided that since the original is just getting filed away somewhere I might as well make it available to get as a print…

Comics, Finishing: week 1

Comics, Finishing: week 1

I’m making myself pick just one thing to focus on a month. For Feburary it’s comics. It’s not quite like riding a bike. Mind you, it’s not like I haven’t drawn at all since I stopped really poking at comics. I sketch people on transit sometimes, and clothing ideas. Recently I did a (very) rough storyboard and realised that hey, that visual storytelling I devoted so much time to is rather useful. But I am very glad that I thumb-nailed all this last year. Not that I’m following any of…

Colour wheel WIP

Colour wheel WIP

I think I’ve finally settled into the six main colours I want to use in stitching.  There are spaces for paint swatches, when I unpack the paints.  I used my basic lettering alphabet and my favourite dozen-plus stitches, which are mostly chain and buttonhole variants: Shisha Chain Heavy Detatched Feather Buttonhole Detached buttonhole (loosely done) Rosette of thorns Cross Straight Back Stem Split Algerian eye Renaissance Bullion