It’s not alliteration, but it’ll have to do. I haven’t had any new art to show in a while, but the new printer/scanner I got has me excited about drawing again. Here’s a little something I cooked up in the wee hours this morning:
A tad off-center, but overall I like it. I’ve been experimenting a lot in the past year with more abstract, fluid shapes instead of drawing lifelike details. I think it’s a better style for me, and I kind of like the ink drawing/coloring. It’s a little frustrating at time (can’t erase, after all), but it’s also a little soothing. Sometimes I try to ink out specific things, like the dragon with flames above, or sometimes it’s just random shapes, like this:
That one was scanned on a different printer/scanner, but you get my drift. Just letting the forms take shape as they will, and maybe thickening the lines/curves if I goof up a bit. Turning those mistakes into happy little trees. Or something.
The great thing about this new printer is that I can scan and print different sized images (not just letter or legal sizes) to be able to scan and print more of my art, and even make prints on photo paper. I mean, it was a pain trying to scan 11 x 14 images at an office supply store, then paying for the scan and paying even more if I wanted it printed. Now? Now I can do it myself, at home, whenever I want. And yeah, I have to pay for the photo quality paper–but it’s all mine.
I will probably post more art in the coming days/weeks/whatever. Some will be brand new, some will be older stuff that I couldn’t scan previously. I may even reinstate my “Work of Art Wednesday” (and bring back that good ol’ alliteration). 😉
Okay, so more than a tad behind. Really behind. Like, 3 1/2 years behind.
I’m talking about getting my wedding photos printed. I’ve been meaning to since the day after we got married, but I just haven’t gotten around to it until now. Why, you ask? Well, there are several reasons. 1) I’m a known procrastinator. 2) Expensive to print at Wal-Mart/Walgreens/etc etc. 3) I didn’t have the super mega awesome printer that I have now.
I’m loving the way the photos came out. They’ve been on our Facebook page for our wedding, but there’s something about seeing them printed out that feels great. And all nice and neat in an album? Even better!
Next on my plans for the printer is to print a few samples of my art and see how they turn out. If they turn out looking nice, I’ll print them on photo paper and be able to have actual prints that I can sell to people, rather than just the plain paper drawing/painting/etc. I might even be able to make and sell (or give away) prints of the painting I did for the cover art of my novel. That might be nice, being able to have a giveaway deal…might garner some interest in the book and if I can sell the prints even better, because that means more $$ for me (however little lol).
Nothing much else to report. It’s been a slow few days. I got started on the cutting of the fabric for my husband’s Cyclops cosplay, but then my serger kind of is acting up and I want to troubleshoot that when I get a chance–most likely this weekend–and see if I can jigger it to where it’s behaving before I start sewing any pieces together.
I haven’t done this in a long time, but I’ve gotten some new artwork drawn and I’d like to share some of it.
I really like the forms on this one. It’s for an RPG book called “Quantum Collapse,” to be put out by D3 Adventures. I’ll be posting the art I did for them on DeviantArt here soon…well, eventually. Some of them might even be available as prints! 🙂
It’s that time again! I’m going to post some pictures of a piece of art that I’ve made that is available for sale 🙂 This week’s featured artwork is a polymer clay sculpture of a sleeping bronze dragon.
As always, comment or direct message me if you’re interested! 🙂
It’s time for another Work of Art Wednesday! Once again, I’m going to share a photo of a work of art of mine that is available for sale. As always, you can comment here or message me on one of the social media sites where this posts if you are interested. First come, first serve. 🙂
I call this piece “Old before Her Time.” 11″ x 14″ canvas paper.