May 18, 2009

Sketching, it's what's for dinner

Hello world!
Thought I'd make a post of recent sketches. It's been suggested that I make a whole series of Jane Austen-y (and suchlike) illustrations, so I did some practicing for Mr. Darcy. There was a whole page of men, but here's a better one (heh).

That's Doctor Who on the left, by the way. ;) Hm... is Darcy stuffy enough? Dashing enough? Men are a lot harder for me to draw!
I have taken to quick-sketching things around me, as I am rather weak with manmade objects drawingwise. Hey, it's an episode of Fringe on my laptop! I think I like how the headphones turned out best. These really are fun, and I've done some whilst sitting in the passenger seat of the car sketching other cars. And I *hate* drawing cars, but this way was fun.


Whilst in one of my frequent artist blocks I remembered that a really great way to get ideas is just to draw a bunch of thumbnails. That is what I did here, and have already sprouted many drawings to paint off of it. Must remember to do this more often!!


Lastly, here is some gratuitous Kiba spam:


Had a busy weekend full of being in a parade (yipes!) with smiling and waving until my face fell off. Plus, a photographer came up and took a picture of me and I hope I don't wind up in the paper. *nervous laugh* Also I went to my good friend's wedding shower, whom I've known since we were 11 or 12! Can't believe she's getting married -- she used to be my ONE friend in 6th grade, seriously. If she was not at school lunch I ate it alone with the dandelions. And, I hung out at my mommy's house making delicious things and attempting to watch Ghost Hunters on an annoyingly skippy internet connection.
I had wanted to draw when I got home tonight, but instead got an urge to sew a dress. And thus now it is 12:30pm and time for bed!

8 comments:

Fotf said...

Hey Carmen, pop over and check out my latest post, hope you'll join me
:-)

Elena said...

Wow, look how great your thumbnails and sketches are! Awesome! Thanks for showing us your process.

Pixie Wildflower said...

Wonderful sketches and bonus kitty pics.

Anonymous said...

"Also I went to my good friend's wedding shower, whom I've known since we were 11 or 12! Can't believe she's getting married -- she used to be my ONE friend in 6th grade, seriously. "

Who??? Jessica??
-Kiya

Carmen Keys said...

Nope, it was Choosty!

Adriana Zardini said...

Wow!! Such a wonderful drawings!

Laurel Ann said...

Love your Austen inspired drawings. Will we see more?

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