When I originally created this blog, I meant for it to be a place where I could post both book reviews and my artwork. I would guess that most people following me here don’t know that since my last art update was way back in May. Oops.
In part it’s because I just haven’t been making as much artwork lately. This summer I had an internship instead of taking art classes, and for the first semester of college I wasn’t enrolled in any studio art classes. I’ve also found that any traditional art outside of simple pencil drawings in my sketch book is pretty hard to do in my dorm room. This doesn’t mean that I haven’t been making anything in all this time. Just that there’s been a lot less of it, and what I do have has been mostly in Photoshop or my sketchbook. I am currently in a digital art class, so I’ve been doing a bit more recently.
What follows is a round up of the artistic highlights, scarce as they may be, since the last art update.
This month has my fewest ever posts. Largely, it’s because I haven’t been reading much these past few weeks. I quit listening to the audio book of The Martian. I tried rereading In the Time of the Butterflies, but ultimately dropped it. Now I’m theoretically reading In the Garden of the Moon but am having trouble getting involved and haven’t picked it up in days. Ultimately, it’s hard to have posts on a book review blog when you aren’t reading.
However, I have done art since the last update!
I’m somewhat behind on reviews due to finals and college applications, but I have been doing some artwork, so here’s on update on that.
I’ve been doing some sketch book work of my characters, and I’ve colored a couple of the sketches.
I finished Ship of Destiny by Robin Hobb a few days ago, so a review of that should be forthcoming soon. Right now I’m in the midst of schoolwork and college applications, so it’s a bit hard to get anything done. But I do have some more updates on my current art pieces, plus some other stuff I got back from the summer show. As always, there’s a lot of art. My moda operandi with these posts seems to be to let everything pile up in a gigantic heap and then tackle it in one huge post.
Referenced from Grinmir-stock
Referenced from Colourize-Stock
Two quick landscape studies to help me get used to working digitally.
I’ve downloaded a trial run of Corel Painter Pro and have been experimenting with it. It’s not as easy to use as Sai, but that’s because it has so many more features (and it’ll be more expensive if I decide to buy it).
This image was made using the liquid ink features.
I’ve been doing some more sketches in Sai. These were all originally uploaded to my tumblr.