Tuesday, February 26, 2013

February 2013 Update

Um, I guess it's OK to write about life stuff here. I'm allowed, right? I mean, it's my blog so, yeah. Plus, only one person reads this so whatevers. I'm a fan of lists 'cause it gets right down to business:

Career Stuffs
-Learning about freelance work for the business my buddies and I are trying to put together; may have my first job! Yay! Actually talking about it on Skype right now--how businessy! :D
-I kind of don't want to apply for jobs that have nothing to do with my interests/major anymore. I know sometimes you have to buckle down but I'll be just as unhappy as I am now. I should look for jobs that are within my scope and trust that God will provide for me. Besides, shelter and food and water are basics God guarantees us. I'm a lily, baby.

-Been working on stuff I've put off for the longest; it's hard but rewarding--I love the pressure of trying to better myself
-Learned that I'm not that big on experimenting with pen tip sizes

-Bossanova <3

-Older sis is getting married in May :)
-Younger sister is moving to Oregon on Thursday (which is why I'm moving out--we roomed together). We never hung out every waking moment but I feel we have an understanding. It was great having her here for support. I wonder if I was helpful to her while she was here...

-Moving on Friday to Altamonte Springs--I'll be closer to my part-time job and church so that's nice. Also, I've never really explored the Altamonte area and I'll be living with my middle/high school buddy so it'll be a new experience for me!
-I'm used to moving into an apartment with someone--taking over stuff like utilities and stuff is new to me (apparently I have to call ahead of time to have it turned on)

-Want to go to Megacon 2013 but not sure if I can afford it (actually, I think rent is cheaper than I thought so maybe I can!); Patrick Stewart will be there (autographs are $85 but I wasn't planning on getting one anyway)
-I'll have a car by Friday o__o

-Bought a Bible study that's teaching me about how to take dominion over aspects of my life and be all manly. Not lumberjack manly--just decent human being manly. Which is good enough for me. Plus logs can give you splinters

-Doing myfitnesspal.com. I plan to really start eating properly on March (rice & beans diet) because I need to 1) pinch pennies for rent and 2) in general to save up for...stuff *shrugs*

Monday, February 25, 2013

Female Commission Samples

I've noticed a lot of people (read: two) asking me if I can draw animals for possible commissions. I told them yes but now I don't know what to charge for them. Depending on the animal, it won't be as difficult (or may be more difficult) to draw so I'm stumped. Anyways, here are the samples I drew to add to my deviantART account:

Half body

Full body

And full body color!

I didn't do a monochromatic one--yet. I'll add it later along w/ more samples. Stay tuned! :)

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The Weird Family Breakfast: Part Duex

Nothing much to show--perfecting the lines for the background and worked on the floor tiles. I'm gonna throw a lot of shadows and highlights on there and I need to decide where the light source will be.

Well, I guess it'd either be a) a window or something off panel and/or b) a light, usu. overheard.

Let's keep it simple and stick with Option B.

Here's what I have so far:

Going with colored outlines for the background and black outlines for the foreground (may change my mind and use dark colored outlines for the foreground section). I still have a lot of line cleanup to go before I tackle shadows & highlights. I also want to brighten up the background--maybe a lighter color of pink (supposed to be salmon for obvious reasons).

I think I'll take a break and draw something else for fun! I need to finish up the girl sketch for sure! :)

Monday, February 18, 2013

I felt I need more than just one example for caricatures so this time I'm drawing a female. This is a made up character, based off of no one other than my imagination. What I've got so far:

Rounding figure out:

Decided to change her post a bit and make it more dynamic. Also decided to give her a skirt because I don't draw those a lot:
I don't want to draw the outline of her hair because I feel like that'll be decided w/ the the color layer:

Google Pics O' Inspiration:

Friday, February 15, 2013

COMMISSIONS - Rates & Such

Posted this on my deviantART page but I'll give you the rundown here:


1) Half Body - $15

2) Fully body - $20

 3) Add Color (monochromatic/full) - $5

4)Backdrops/Environments - Negotiable

Won't Draw
-Fetish art/nudity
-Anything sacrilegous (for any religions/beliefs)
-Walruses (kidding)

[*Two revisions per commission; an extra fee will apply for any revision after that.
*Awesomeness guaranteed!]