Archive | January, 2009

The village idiot

31 Jan

Originally I made the cartoon character for Queeky, but they didn’t accept it. So I re-purposed it for the TWiT Army Canteen.

Enjoy it while you can, because I think the villagers will soon realize that I’m not the mayor, and make me change back to me old avatar (a purple box).

The village idiot

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Queeky Hand

31 Jan

I drew my own left hand using the online drawing and painting program Queeky.

Queeky Hand

See also: direct link to the artwork.

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Two cartoon squirrels

31 Jan

If you want to learn how to draw, why not imitate the masters of drawing, or in this case cartoon drawing.

The drawing was traced from an image I found on the Internet.

Two cartoon squirrels

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Doing it the wrong way

30 Jan

It sometimes is very educational doing something the wrong way on purpose. You see why it is better to follow certain path, and avoid less successful paths.

In this drawing I started with the details around the waist of the robot and wanted to know how far I could go before I got stuck. It appeared to be only 20 minutes.

Doing it the wrong way

Was it a waste of time? No, certainly not. I saw some details I had never seen before, because I was so fixed on details. However, the total overview and connection between the parts was lost, so the drawing was a failure as an end result.

There is a right way to draw something. This wasn’t that way.

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I have a bone to pick

30 Jan

I wanted to see if I’m already able to draw without tracing from a photo imported into Art Rage 2. That proved to be much harder than I thought. One painful realization is that you can check if you did it right, by simply overlaying the drawing on top of the photo. This gives you less “artistic freedom”, which may be something that lets you be less free in how you approach a subject. On the other hand, it forces you to be accurate.

Here is the photo I took from a dog toy, I once bought for my cats. However, it never got the response from my cats I expected when I saw it in the bargain bin of a nearby petshop. They have always ignored it, even when poking it in their sides. It seemed they wanted to say: “That a dog’s toy. Get rid of it.” Another useless piece of paraphernalia in my house.

Bone to pick

I didn’t like the plastic look of the toy, so I decide to change it somewhat. This was the resulting drawing.

Bone to pick drawing

So, finally I have found a good use for this object. The cats didn’t want it, but it still is a good subject for a drawing.

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