28 December, 2013

Saturday; Quilts

When I got home today I wanted to be productive. 









I made patterns with the help of Google. I am not too sure why I drew so many monster girls and melting Pikachus and weird Sailor Moons in attempts to make a pattern. 
I didn't want to look up any reference, so I guess that's just what comes to mind when I have to resort to simplicity. Anime.

I rewatched the first two or three seasons of Sailor Moon this year. I started rewatching them last year to see how far I could go without going crazy, but it seems like Sailor Moon is a strangely satisfying anime for a 20 year old. It's partially the nostalgia and partially the character flaws.
I have always preferred watching television shows and anime that's already finished, so to binge watch 30 episodes in one sitting. I don't really recommend it. It's probably not very good for you.

I tried very hard today to learn Illustrator, so all these images are drawn in Illustrator but coloured in in Photoshop because I just couldn't get my head around the Blob Tool or whatever it's called. If anyone knows a nice short tutorial on colouring in Illustrator please pass it on to me because I have completely given up.

I think I might be allergic to mango, which is sad news. My Christmas baking was evidently a success, technically, which is not sad news. I received the following for Christmas:
  • a pair of shoes with spikes and things
  • tea
  • a milk carton made of glass (???)
  • a scroll of handmade paper with a leather thing
  • Shaun Tan's Metropolis Pictura (colour in thing it's SO COOL)
  • a box of biscuits
  • a FEATHER QUILL
  • a Moleskin sketchbook
  • Shaun Tan's Rules of Summer
  • my mother's blessings to buy myself a new tablet with her money
  • my father's possible invitation to his next karaoke session
I think it has been a very good Christmas. I hope New Years is as cool in temperature and happiness as Christmas was this year; although no rain would be nice. I am severely looking forward to this year's extra thingy because of Reg Mombassa's involvement, and the involvement of Nat with a bake date wow food and such.

I should really clean my room.



FEATHER QUILL, 
Annie.

23 December, 2013

Sunday; Greet seasoning

Let's start with a drawing!!!!!!!!!






It has been a long time since I have touched my tablet, or posted a drawing. Wie geht es dir? Bist du gut? Frohe Weihnachten etc etc. I have not been practicing das Deutsch at all whatsoever.

I've only bought one person a present for Christmas and it's Nat since it's easier to find her a present than it is for me to buy myself something. It's going to be a lazy Christmas. I am, however, rather looking forward to the new year, and therefore looking forward to crying at Michael's graduation. I can feel it in my bones. I know it'll happen. I'm prepared.

If all else fails, drawing my own face is always good practice. Thanks, Photobooth.
I didn't miss Photoshop at all.



Happy merry everything,
Annie.

09 December, 2013

Monday; Disposable 4.0




I miss Oliver a lot (we all do), so when he has a thing, we go. That's pretty much a rule now.
Frankly, I've not been drawing much at all lately. Just working. We're now on break (since Friday), and so I guess it's time for the pen and paper projects again. I'm going to miss my kids.

I met very many people whose names I no longer recall, but I've immortalised their faces forever on film so that's probably a good enough apology. You're welcome.

I'll be drawing soon. I have characters to figure out.



I promise,
Annie.