Focus on mending & old work, continued slow progress

Oh why am I leaving the intimidating stuff to the end?! At the beginning of the month I made a little to-do list for myself of what I wanted to get done. I’ve crossed off what I’ve done so far: Darn socks Drawer of old drawings Bind W mags Go through closet External drive Blue bin Mending basket Go through old journals Bind old journal leavings Mend pants So, I went through my old journals, notes from high school (!!) and college (which I left um, seven years ago?), photocopied…

Focus on mending & old work, progress

For real, I am making slow progress.  It’s just very boring to document. At the beginning of the month I made a little to-do list for myself of what I wanted to get done. Some entries will seem vague, but I’ll explain them in context.  I’ve crossed off what I’ve done so far: Darn socks Drawer of old drawings Bind W mags Go through closet External drive Blue bin Mending basket Go through old journals Bind old journal leavings Mend pants Darn Socks/Mend pants: I hate darning socks. We have…

Focus on airbrush, fin

An interesting thing happened during this focus month. Stylistically, I always feel like I’m all over the place, what veins of consistency I have are shallow and general. But when I tried to follow the more traditional airbrush styles in lettering and theme, I couldn’t do it. When, in annoyance I went to those themes of mine I thought were shallow and general (metal, sf, rawr), it totally worked. So I can’t do gorgeous traditional airbrush script like you see at county fairs. But I guess I can do gothy,…

Focus on airbrush, more progress

Because I don’t like turning on the air compressor too late in the evening out of kindness to our downstairs neighbours (though it’s not very loud), I haven’t been playing with it as much as I’d like. But I think I’m improving, it really does help that I’ve found the right subject for my abilities. I just tried airbrushing on fabric, one of my favourite tops I got at an airbrush booth at the county fair and it’s something I want to be able to do. Which means I have…

Focus on airbrush, continuing lessons

I do not have steady hands, this I have learned as I’ve continued following the lessons over at How to Airbrush. I am not bad at shading spheres though. Here, have some tablet snaps of my learnin’.  The second one has pictures Chase drew for me that I then shaded in: I am also not good at palm trees. Much to my everlasting dismay.  The dagger stroke! I am terrible at it. But! I can do pine trees okay.  And I think I may be not bad at depicting eldritch…