More practice! I forgot to drop a post it to cover her chest in the photo though. The original sketch: And then the painted version: So, ignore the itty bitty amount of underboob there. The lighting on this one was hard, and the eye really fought me.
Still at it! The sketch: And then, the painting with flash on the camera: The painting without flash: Skin tones aren't perfect, but I'm happy with this one.
I am SO bad at this, but I keep trying. I enjoy learning to do things that are hard for me, so this definitely qualifies. And gouache has an 'ugly' stage like I've never seen that you have to just push through and trust it will fall together. So, here's the original sketch. Reference is … Continue reading Gouache Practice
This is an art dump. I've been practicing drawing more realistically, from reference, and it's going pretty well. This one I wasn't very happy with. So I redrew it. And I'm trying to draw guys too. My favorite from this batch. And the last one is just the start of a sketch, not even close … Continue reading More Sketching Practice
I've wanted a soda stream for a while, but I really hated the idea of having to buy and dispose of canisters all the time. Fortunately, there is now a competitor on the market that doesn't use canisters! Instead, they use a mix of baking soda and citric acid. Introducing Spärkel! You can find them … Continue reading We Bought a Spärkel Carbonator!
Roses were super on sale at ALDI this last Thursday, so I bought a bouquet for my husband. Yes, my husband, because he loves getting flowers, just like I do.
I got some new gouache for Christmas, and I had some older gouache that I had swatched, so here are some photos! The Arrtx jelly gouache and two SUI skintones. This is the cheapest gouache I got, and you can kind of tell. The Holbein gouache set I got for my birthday. This is my … Continue reading Swatching Out Gouache
I did some sketching over Christmas week, and I had one that turned out surprisingly well. Something about this one turned much better than my usual efforts. Something about the eyes maybe? Anyway, I'm proud of my efforts on this one, and I'll be painting it in gouache at some point along the way. *smile*
This post is entirely for your amusement. I found that I had taken photos of the worst bread fail - the craggy mountain bread. I didn't think to take photos of the dripping bread, but this one looks worse at least. And the bottom: We had to cut out the paddle. So not only did … Continue reading Bread Fail
This is my seventh year blogging we're going into, and I'm sitting at 860 and change posts thus far. I haven't gotten much traction, but I don't focus on any particular topic. Instead I just do life updates, which I'll admit are not that exciting. But I enjoy having this record of my life. It's … Continue reading Year End Thoughts