Is this happening?! Yes, it is! I finally have a new drawing to share with you! Took me long enough! This was originally meant to be my yearly tribute to Christmas, but obviously, that ship has sailed. So instead, I present to you my tribute and my dreams of winter. The ideal of a perfect winter is something we North Carolinians often pine for - what we receive is on-and-off warm weather and snowfall once or twice a year. This year has been no exception. But I decided to imagine what it would be like if the snow was plentiful and my friends and I set aside time to forget our troubles and play the old-fashioned way! Wherever you are, I hope your winter isn't too cold (or too warm) and that you are able to find comfort with family and friends. More drawings are on the way, so stay tuned! Here's to a prosperous 2013! ^_^
Like the Pokemon drawing, this image was VERY fun to color. My work began with the splotched sunset and spanned from there. I've never colored such a detailed sky before, and it came out surprisingly well. I'll consider that a trade-off for my disappointment with earlier stages of the drawing. The other two people in there other than me in the foreground are two of my closest friends, and I had originally planned to include three more of them as a tribute to my local group of post-college companions. But my weakness in drawing things very small (curse my big hands!) came back to haunt me - I just couldn't define the minute features for the ones who would be at a more distant perspective. So I limited myself to just three people and filled in the space with other things. Namely, the car. The car is the worst part; I'm not afraid to admit it. >_< Drawing machines/vehicles is not one of my fortes. I'm happy with everything else, though! ^^ For this drawing, I decided not to alter the levels of the base sketch lines. Doing so made the coloring more like a cartoon. Keeping the outlines dimmed, I was able to achieve a more paint-like blending with the colors. It's a technique I'll definitely utilize in the future.