A sleeping woman:
A sleeping woman:
I grew up reading Transformers comics, which may be why I find it hard to draw a giant robot without coming up with something that looks like a Decepticon.
Less like a Transformer, but it looks like the robot has high heels.
(The Significant Other, who has no affinity for robots whatsoever, asked if they had names, and when told “no”, suggested Rainbow and Lulu.)
Dinner table, Christmas Eve:
At the same event, I was called upon to draw and colour a stable as background for a nativity scene:
God bless us every one!
A light week, art-wise. Too much to do, winding things up for the year, preparing presents and Christmas trees etc.
The recent trip abroad involved visiting relatives. This picture I named “le fruits de l’autisme”, a nod to my mother who thinks my drawing style is autistic.
(My father, more phlegmatic, has come to agree with her. Now I need only work on the Significant Other, who, having worked with actual autistic kids, stubbornly continues to insist that I am absolutely normal.) (Well, not actually normal, but not autistic in the least.)
The need to move beyond this drawing style grows more pressing; it is too difficult to give the impression of a highlight on a pale background. (The tablecloth above is supposed to be white.) But my skill with the available alternatives ranges from poor to nonexistent.
The above was not a proper sketch; it used pencil to get the proportions in order. The following is a proper sketch, which is why the edges of the TV are slightly wonky. (This isn’t really the normal definition of “sketch”, but it’s what I use.)
The kid who previously wanted White Walkers and a Death Star destroying a world decided, for his next artwork, he wanted the White Walkers vs. the Elves from the Hobbits, with four Death Stars in the sky. Alright then. But in future there’s going to be a Death Star budget for these things.
Boiler heater in the Clive Arms, a pub near Ludlow.
(Light blogging/sketching continues – the other week I was ambushed by work, this week am in another country.)