Naga in watercolour on Arches 140 lb cold press, monster girl # 3. 
The weekly thing doesn’t seem to be working, but I’ll post these whenever I can. I had to look up what a Naga was before I started, so my understanding of the mythology behind this one is pretty superficial. I really liked the theme of a water spirit/river goddess, and I’m not gonna lie, I was thinking a lot about water bending while I was sketching this out. The snake part of her is based on an Indian cobra. 

Naga in watercolour on Arches 140 lb cold press, monster girl # 3. 

The weekly thing doesn’t seem to be working, but I’ll post these whenever I can. I had to look up what a Naga was before I started, so my understanding of the mythology behind this one is pretty superficial. I really liked the theme of a water spirit/river goddess, and I’m not gonna lie, I was thinking a lot about water bending while I was sketching this out. The snake part of her is based on an Indian cobra. 

Pansies in watercolour study. On Arches 140 lb cold press.

Just trying some things out…

Goldfish in brush pen and chalk pastel.

This is from a few months ago, but I just re-discovered it in my sketchbook and decided that I probably wouldn’t finish it. I was learning how to use brush pen with chalk pastel powder by applying the powder with makeup sponges and brushes. I like the soft, fuzzy effect. 

Jello girl in India ink, some Photoshop.  
"Week 3" of the monster girl challenge, which is supposed to be slime monster, but I had a serious creative block against this one, and, after chatting with the-leveret about referencing a vulture and a mule for the harpy and centaur respectively, I joked that for the slime girl, I’ll just reference jello. So… jello girl. Though I have to credit the-leveret with the idea for the fork-as-weapon idea. 
Mostly done in India inks (got a wonderful set of colourful inks for christmas and hadn’t tried them yet), but pulled it into Photoshop to fix up a couple things and add a grey background. 

Jello girl in India ink, some Photoshop.  

"Week 3" of the monster girl challenge, which is supposed to be slime monster, but I had a serious creative block against this one, and, after chatting with the-leveret about referencing a vulture and a mule for the harpy and centaur respectively, I joked that for the slime girl, I’ll just reference jello. So… jello girl. Though I have to credit the-leveret with the idea for the fork-as-weapon idea. 

Mostly done in India inks (got a wonderful set of colourful inks for christmas and hadn’t tried them yet), but pulled it into Photoshop to fix up a couple things and add a grey background. 

Centaur pencil sketch, rough concept. 

Calling this “week 2” of the monster girl challenge I’m doing with the-leveret, though I had less time this week, so it’s a rough pencil sketch for now. I may do better version when I have a bit more time, but not for the next few weeks. I decided to go for a wilderness guide/hiker/camper kind of theme. Modern centaur girl, I guess. 

Harpy in pen and watercolour on Arches hot press watercolour board. 

Having fun with the monster girls again (see my last attempt almost exactly one year ago), this time hoping to turn one out every week with the-leveret. Although, I’m taking the “girl” part a bit loosely to just mean female. This is definitely the creepy old woman variety of harpy.

I based this harpy on an African white-backed vulture, mostly because I like the fluffy white feathers on their bare heads. I decided to opt for this ridiculous look instead of giving her lots of pretty hair. 

Purple flower in watercolour and technical pen on terraskin. 
A bit of an experiment. I was told that terraskin was good for watercolour, but hadn’t tried it yet. It will take some getting used to, as it doesn’t absorb the water or paint the way rag papers do. It is also ridiculously easy to lift paint after it’s dried, and not so easy to blend. Fantastic with masking fluid, though. 
Line drawing here.

Purple flower in watercolour and technical pen on terraskin. 

A bit of an experiment. I was told that terraskin was good for watercolour, but hadn’t tried it yet. It will take some getting used to, as it doesn’t absorb the water or paint the way rag papers do. It is also ridiculously easy to lift paint after it’s dried, and not so easy to blend. Fantastic with masking fluid, though. 

Line drawing here.

Flowers in technical pen on terraskin. Line drawing. Unknown species. 

Flowers in technical pen on terraskin. Line drawing. Unknown species. 

Boxes in perspective

My mom asked me how to draw boxes in perspective, so I put together these little animations and reference images for her. It occurred to me that it might be helpful to others.

One-point perspective:

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At different angles:

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Two-point perspective:

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At different angles:

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Alstroemeria in watercolour and technical pen on Arches hot press.