Monthly Archives: October 2017

Antler Beast

It’s a deer…It’s a beetle…It’s a giraffe?…No!

It’s a Gireetledeer Camelopardalis from the┬áCervidae family.

Yes it is. Thank you Wikipedia.

Antler_Creature

He makes a few appearances in the story I’m writing. He has no name.

Antler_Creature_CU

Double pupils to see better in the dark ­čÖé

 

Beast_Making

Here’s a little gif to show the process

Refereces

Beautiful beast references.

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Eve time

It’s dark and so is Eve.

All I wanted to do on a lazy autumn Saturday was to draw like old times . It’s been awhile and my sketch book had a few last pages. My daughter was kind enough to play on her own for a few minutes at a time. Between a batch of minutes here and there I sketched Eve. A character on my work in progress novel.

Eve

Last night I painted her in Photoshop and became so engaged in the process, I ended up staying up until 2 AM.

Putting her on paper in color or rather in monochrome was so helpful. Imagine getting a description of what someone ate for dinner. Then imagine being served that dinner. Two different experiences. That’s how it felt for me. Describing vs illustrating. I know her better now.

I’ll write her better now, which means I must draw all the characters in my book as soon as possible. There are a few more and more coming.

I want to illustrate all the creatures for that matter.

And all the main scenes.

And write in between.

Yeah…I could do that.

Eve_CU

Can you guess some of her characteristics?

Eve_making