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The Unhappy Mermaid

Posted 2 days ago

Darn it. I have to go to sleep already. So I can handle tomorrow's Event. But I want to Draw Draw Draw. Still on Mermaids because it is required for tomorrow's Party.

This time I decided to forego the upper body. Just go right into the Tail. Then I decided to keep it black and white. A black and white mermaid.

and how about sticking this Unhappy Mermaid under the water altogether ~ unable to get where the sun is. I figure that could be a good reason why she's sad. Not that water is bad ~ but being Confined ~ unable to move out of your place ~ that could make a Mermaid sad.

I just wish I didn't let the sun shine through onto the bottom of her tail. I feel like that diluted the message. But that's how it is with direct unedited work ~ done with Markers and Color Sticks that canNot be erased. The immediacy of this approach is excellent for capturing action or emotion ~ It's just cooler than overly edited overly controlled pictures. But it also has a downside. Like in this case ~ the yellow. I wish I didn't put the yellow onto the bottom of the 'tail'.

and i feel happy because it's imperfect.

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Mermaids and Mermen

Posted 3 days ago

I was only given ONE DAY'S NOTICE that I will be drawing the CARICATURES as Mermaids and Mermen at my next Event Egads.

Whenever something unusual is expected, I prefer to have time to play around with some ideas Before I get to the Event. So I started drawing ~ here in my Studio. You can see how I was struggling to come up with a "Manly" Tail is that even necessary? Anyway, after I get these tame drawings done, I might be able to Wow Wild (I hope) with those Tails. I hope I have time to develop my ideas

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Continuing my 3/4 View Studies

Posted 6 days ago

I have to wake up in just a few hours from now ~ for tomorrow's Event. So tonight I only drew 2 Faces.

Still more I want to tweak with my 3/4 view approach ~ It's going to be Wonderful! But now I feel like I might have to look into another study. To gray-shade or not to gray-shade. Or maybe to just tweak my gray-shading technique

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3/4 View Studies Continued

Posted 7 days ago

Continuing with my 3/4 view studies. Coming along well. Tonight I used the 3/4 view easily ~ not paying it much attention. Ended up focusing on Emotions.

No telling what will happen until it happens. No telling what I will draw until I draw. No telling what I will focus on until I focus on it.

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