Monday, 26 November 2012

Tamara and Too Many Hats

Oh hey Tamara. Just doodling and playing about with grey tones recently, moving away from just black and white and experimenting with tone and shadow a bit. I'm not very good at highlights and shadowing so it's something I really need to research and look into.

I'm loving drawing Tamara though. She has a wide forehead, and little pokey-out ears and barely a curve on her so I think she makes an excellent demon.

Still need to find a story for her though.

Tonight I did a funny little thing about all the hats I own, completely at random. I only really ever wear the big white wooly one, so why do I have all the others?! Again, playing with greys and stuff yada yada. HATS.

Seeing these two drawings together, it looks like I used a slightly thicker line with Tamara which I'm liking better right now.. But I think it's just because I drew her small, the hat one was drawn on A5.

Friday, 23 November 2012

DRG Booklet

I also made this over the past couple of days, it's for our home roller derby bout booklet. Every booklet has a spread where the rules of roller derby are explained for people who have never watched the sport before, so this is that! Hopefully it's easy enough to understand, and please ignore the shittiness of the screengrab I took from InDesign...

But yeah, it'll be cool to have something *I* drew and designed in a booklet that gets handed out to everyone at the bout! I may frame mine.

Beard of Zeus!

I *had* to post this here because it's Marc and he's awesome. It was his birthday today - a fact that he kept quiet so I had no idea until Facebook told me it was. Normally I'd send a card or something, but since it was too late and his girlfriend is insane I figured I'd do him a doodle as that's more or less what I do best.

Obviously all Norse-Metal-Clawhands because it's Maaaaarc <3 Happy birthday ninja!

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Starbucks Boy & Possible Beginnings

This is a momentous day - for the first time ever I have drawn something with a (vague) narrative! It's about the guy in Starbucks that I had a crush on but never spoke to or made eye contact with. I don't think he works there anymore, I haven't seen him in a while... I used to just sit there with my drink, reading embarassing books on my Kindle, watching him. Originally this had some text, in my head and on the thumbnails (! I know, right?), hopefully it makes sense without the text.

I also drew some other stuff today, this morning. I kinda created a character. Ish. I kind of want to make a story called Tamara Never Dies (credit goes to Bobbins for this name - it was originally a roller derby name that I still really want! I should probably ask for her permission, actually), and it's a about a demon. Called Tamara. Who's immortal, as demons are sometimes. Not sure if I'd be allowed to get away with that title though? I don't know what the deal is with those kind of things. That's pretty much as far as I got, other than doing some lame head sketches and giving her horns and demon eyes. I don't even know her personality yet, but I guess it's early days.

Monday, 19 November 2012

Ruiner of lives, destroyer of worlds

I have been here before.

Explanation: I upset at least three (3) people over the weekend at Thought Bubble and lots of things are now pretty shitty and I feel like an ass. Who am I to be upset at someone else's happiness?! Idiot.

Anyway, Thought Bubble was actually pretty great for the most part, there was dancing and carousels (you know I love them), and I bought expensive books so now can't buy any food for the rest of the month, erk. And a lovely boy who I think I treated like shit even though he is one of the sweetest people I have ever met. Unfortunately I was lame to my best friend, and it turns out we are both more than a little fucked-up by our ex-boyfriend (long story) which goes to show what a complete ass he was and how similar we are in so many ways. Ugh.

Every time I come back from one of these cons I am always so pumped up for drawing and always vow to come back the next year with a table and lots of stuff to sell. Well this year I am TOTALLY doing it, look I've started already. But the problem is that I don't know what people like.. Like, who would pay money for that drawing of myself up there, that makes no sense without an explanation or if you're not me. I have no idea where to start and my imagination has always been awful. I must not give up though.

I want to move away again. Somewhere better than Weymouth. By better I mean full of more opportunities. I am stagnating here and I don't want to live here all my life.

Also, I have accidental pink hair right now, which is absolutely awesome - thank you cheap red hair dye.

This post has been brought to you by the emo-est girl ever.

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Pirates & Rollerskates

Randoms. One drawn just because I needed to draw, the other drawn just before going to roller derby. I made the team! Yesssss.