Hey guys! Bea here, ready to tell you about new stuffs, and to bring you arts of mine that never saw the light of day!
aka, old arts that never got finished and/or were deemed not good enough to share by my younger self >_<
I’ve been making conscious efforts to break that terrible habit of mine of always wanting my stuff to be of a certain standard before I consider it “presentable”, so I started Sketchbook Exclusives as a means to share my “less than polished” work, like doodles, rough sketches, speed paints, and old unfinished stuff.
In addition to that, I’ve also been trying to new ways to break out of my comfort zone, by spending less time in front of the screen, since most my work is digital, and more time in my sketchbook. This just so happened to result in me and Justin going out on the town where we engaged in a series of fun sketch challenges that I came up with on the spot. It was so fun in fact, we both agreed that we should do it again!
The challenges were simple, but difficult to execute as our “models” were people who were briskly walking by.
Anyway! we started with 30 second drawings where we’d pick our subject (who was usually moving), set the phone on the timer, and try to draw them in 30 seconds flat.The results? Laughable, as we both quickly realized how rusty we are!
The second challenge was a fun 60 second game of I Spy, where instead of drawing moving subject, we’d pick something stationary, like a lamp post, a tree, or a building– draw it in 60 seconds, and then compare. Much easier than drawing fast moving people lol!
The third challenge was a tricky one, because it had all to do with Memory! The goal was to look around, find something that caught our eye, memorize it, and then draw it without looking again. When the 60 seconds were up, we’d compare our drawings and see how much we got right. This one was really funny because we both ended up drawing things that we imagined were there, but wern’t, like windows on buildings that had none, or writing what we thought the name of things were, which, as it turned out, we were wrong. Very fun!
In fact, we loved it so much, we upped the ante in the 4th challenge by giving ourselves 1 minute to memorize our view from where we were sitting, and 4 minutes to draw it from memory. The results were hilarious!
Even though the drawings we made in each of these challenges were not our finest work, I really wanted to share them, but my my pencil lines were so faint, they just didn’t translate in the photos I took. We didn’t exactly go out with the intention of drawing , so we were using things we found to draw with instead of nice set of art supplies.
No matter though! There will be a next time, and I will be prepared with sketches, AND photos for comparison, in a category of posts I’d like to call Bea’s Day Out! Coming soon to a blog near you…I’m talking about this one…This blog. Mines.
Now about those arts, ehh??
Nothing new, in fact, both of these are old, one in particular by at least 4 years, so lets start with that one!
Maybe you recognize her, maybe you don’t, but she’s the lovely songstress from the very bloody and gory tale of Repo! The Genetic Opera. She is know as “Blind Mag”, and is my favorite character from the movie.
If you’re not familiar with Repo, it’s a story about a world where organ failure has become an epidemic, kind of like a dystopian future, where people must rely on GeneCo for organ transplants which are “loaned” to them. In the event someone fails to make their payments, a Repo Man in sent to collect, usually resulting in said person’s demise. I’m not a huge fan of gore, which there is a lot of, but the story was very entertaining in my opinion. Defiantly something out of the norm!
as an added note– the performance that inspired the fan art that never got finished
That brings us to our second piece of forgotten arts, which is actually the original concept sketch for my May Monthly Collectible Illustration featuring the Selkie Siren.
I really enjoyed this one, but I was running such a tight schedule at that time, preparing for SDCC, that I only drew enough to get an idea of what I needed.
In the meantime, I’m currently working on finishing a painting that was commissioned of the Mother Mary, which will be done in a few days, as I get back on track with my Monday Evening Post, so, look out!
Been fun sharing these with you all, thank you for reading! till next time, Enjoy!