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Mur Lafferty

23 Mar

Mur is one of my geek heroines, a published author and a podcaster. I didn’t dare to draw her, afraid of spoiling my image of her. Now I have become so much better at drawing, I tried to do it anyway.

Mur Lafferty

Please, visit her website Murverse, where she has listed all things about Mur, including an Amazon link to her novel, Playing For Keeps (which I have read and love to bits), and much, much more. She’s kind of prolific.

That is all.

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Shuttle flight suit

23 Mar

I found this photo of a female astronaut wearing a flight suit meant to be worn inside the Space shuttle.

Shuttle flight suit

The sketch is still a bit rough, and the proportions are a bit off (not too much, though), but the overall impression is good. She is definitely ready for space flight.

That is all.

BMX bike on a ramp

23 Mar

I’m not sure how this particular move is called, so I’m not going embarrass myself do that. I’m sure there are people much better at calling such things than I.

It is a rough drawing of someone doing a stunt on a BMX bike. Notice that the photographer (not I) hasn’t kept the camera upright, so the horizon is tilted.

BMX bike on a ramp

I started by measuring the ramp and tried to get the curve of the deck right by drawing blind (not looking at the drawing). I then added the background (the shed and the mountains), and only then did I draw in the biker and his bike, which was much easier than if I had drawn his first, without the ramp as a reference where to put him.

That is all.