Thursday, February 26, 2009

IF : Instinct

By instinct, they were drawn to each other....

Getting there....I'd say it's just a little under halfway completed. I'm hoping to work on it more tonight, but my drafting table is in our bedroom, and my husband will soon want to sleep. I don't have my own studio at the moment ( oh how I wished I did). I do my best work when I can listen to my music while drawing. Current music for this piece...Anuna. If you haven't heard of them, I highly suggest doing a search on Amazon for some mp3's.

Beginning the transformation. I finally found some time to get back to work on this. This is the stage ( the twinework, as I call it) that takes the most time to complete.

Ok folks...this one is a work in progress. I have not done a prompt for Illustration Friday for some time, and I really wanted to do this one. As it usually turns out, I end up wasting time trying to come up with an idea..and then other things prevent me from getting started early enough.

I also wanted to show this one in steps anyway, but now, it's just going to be late. But I wanted to get my link logged in time for this one.

Ok, this is just the base sketch, plus a refined outline. It's still very early, and I think this is going to take me until at least the end of the weekend to finish.

PLEASE stop back to see the finished piece!!!

Also, did I mention before about my problem with taking pictures of my work with my camera? I think I did...I really hate it. I just don't have the proper lighting. So every time I do a larger piece ( this one is 14 x 17 " )...I need to use my camera because it's too big for my scanner. And every time, the pictures either come out dark grey, or dark yellow...and I have to use software to " try " and fix it. Notice how I have the word try in quotation marks : )

I can never get it right, and it always ends up dual colored or something ( notices the different colors on the left and right of the image). Anyway, I will be glad when the weather gets warmer and perhaps I can go outside in the day, and make use of the natural lighting for my pictures.

Again, PLEASE stop back to see the finished piece! I know, it's a pain in the butt, but I'm hoping to have this finished by Sunday...perhaps Monday at the latest. I'm terrible with deadlines....I know : /


  1. I've just discovered your blog...I really like your's like you've found a whole new level of cross-hatching or something!
    Very nice work for 'Instinct' as well! I shall be back.

  2. Nice stuff, Tool+art=grade A+ you should take a look at my stuff