Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Sally Rocks!

 Sally is the wild-child bass playing maniacal young lady I invented and molded after my nieces Sara (whom I've called Sally for years) and Lillian.  I drew her last evening on a flight home from seeing my family in Illinois mostly as a way to kill time, but it soon snowballed into a fit of non-photo blue pencil that made the flight go by a lot faster.

 Upon seeing the finished pencils on the plane, my wife said: "Wow, that's a lot of blue... is that more blue than usual?  It looks like a lot.  It's just a lot of blue."

And it was.  It still is, I just covered it with ink, but I couldn't do that on the plane due to turbulence... thanks, Obama.

Anyway, due to that restriction, I put it the drawing on the desk when I got home and started throwing ink at it over my morning coffee...

Then more in the afternoon...
Until I was done... All in all, I'm really happy with how it turned out and how well it works as a straight-up black and white piece (which I'm really focused on right now).

Sally is a great character and one I hope to find reasons to draw more and more.

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Lily's Rhino

This morning I drew this rhinoceros for my niece, Lily and I used it as an experiment to see if I could do clean up and editing on a couple iPad apps as opposed to Photoshop. I scanned it to Dropbox and used the apps Filterstorm and Leonardo to adjust levels and clean up smudges and stray ink lines. It didn't turn out too bad. 

I'm gonna keep working with it and seeing what I can do with it all. There's a real value in going mobile with my screens and being able to be unchained from my desk.