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
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
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
‘Cause I’m going to be nerding off and on about 1:12 scale dolls for a while now. Can’t say what they’re for, but I can show you stuff like this. The one standing is so standing on his own, I’m stoked.