Hand jobs

As a crunching game development person I don’t get much time these days to get the paints out. One should always take time for some drawing practice though. This week I decided to battle my fear of drawing hands.

pencil drawing of elegant hand
This pretty little thing belongs to Bev, my bellydance teacher. Due to a childhood fracture her pinky is slightly bent the wrong way making her hands even more interesting while dancing.

pencil drawing sketch of a hand holding mascara

True story

In my previous post I blamed a beautiful day in the woods for a lack of drawings to show. Well, here is a visual representation of said day.

Comic about a boy helping a girl

And then they had tea and cake after the boy dried his muddy feet on the girls jacket. They lived happily ever after and sure hoped to live near those woods one day. True story…

iPad life drawing – Boobies edition!

life drawing on ipad
Life drawing (from picture reference) done on the iPad using SketchBook Pro

Not much time for drawing today after a long and exhausting schedule of seeing friends, house hunting and exploration! Of Meanwood Park to be precise, which is actually more like a wild forest without real paths. What? No paths?

Like a proper damsel in distress my other half even had to rescue me as I had frozen up in fear on a stepping stone in the middle of a stream. Wobbly, wobbly… You see, I don’t do nature that often. He took off his shoes and went in the water to offer me his hand and help me across. BEST DAY EVER!

So here’s a quick iPad sketch of a naked lady.

Beautiful people… NYC Edition

After having painted a couple of beautiful people from the Southern states, I now did some New Yorkers. There are some lovely faces on Humans of New York and especially these two ladies caught my eye. This website is hilarious by the way and the captions had me in stitches.

New York girl in watercolour and ink
“Picnics inspire me”
New York lady in watercolour and ink
“People try to buy it off my head”

Click the links to see the originals of Flower Girl and Awesome Hat Granny.

So we went from Oregon, Louisiana and Kanas to NYC. Where shall we go next?

The Curious Case of George’s gender

We’re looking after George the Tortoise while my neighbours are away on holiday. Today it was my turn to clean up his human sized wee-wees and feed him strawberries, spinach and mushrooms. I’m saying “his” and “him”, but the professionals aren’t even sure yet. Nobody knows if George is a man or a lady. Not yet.

I was sweating it to start with. What if he doesn’t like me and doesn’t want to come out to play? Turns out we kinda like the same thing. As I sat with him on the floor, he instantly went for my shoes. Sniffing, licking, nibbling… George loves shoes! I like shoes too. And one thing became a lot clearer…

drawing of a tortoise
Sketched with felt tip pens and colours in Photoshop