palmytrip

These drawings were created during a recent trip to Palmy.

palmytrip-bug

doodles in the Palmerston north library. This looks like it has a bug in the centre.

palmytrip-itnightcircus

I read The Night Circus and started IT. I likely won't finish IT but the start is excellent. I have a Kobo and the sleep screen shows the book cover. This has motivated me to draw it.

palmytrip-jordantroll

Line drawing of an ex-flatmate and good friend. Drawn on election day 2017.

palmytrip-votewasted

wasted votes: all those drunk and stoned votes.

palmytrip-wormfall

Clouds morphing to worms being sucked inside giant machine. Spit out fluid at the bottom.

new-wacom

I have a new Wacom Intous. It's more sensitive than my old one. It's also less damaged. My old Wacom Intous (which I got in 2014) was chipped away and stained. Something new is nice! I hope whoever finds my old Wacom puts it to use :)

newwacom-angrydr

Rick like face but got carried away with the spikes.

newwacom-hairlegs

Landscape with figures. Shading in areas with rough lines.

newwacom-mysweetlord

My Sweet Lord. Self portrait on the left. Circles, spikes and other shapes.

newwacom-rickmorty

Rick and Morty from imaganation. Done this a few times. Logo dev for artctrl.me

newwacom-robotos

Having a go with the new tablet in Krita. Have yet to test grayscale/color layers with the new drawing tablet.

newwacom-squggle

More line tests.

wacomend

During the weekend I lost my Wacom drawing tablet. I have since ordered a new one. It's still upgrade. The panel was chipped and stained on the old wacom so a fresh new one will be nice. Here are three drawings I did before i lost the drawing tablet.

wacomend-jesusmo

Line drawing of webcomic Jesus and Mo.

wacomend-rickmorty

Rick and Morty

wacomend-spaceflight

focus is the square head character in the centre. Long neck, and circles attach the legs. squares, circles, and wavy lines surrounding.

rickmorty-palmy

beth-grayscale

grayscale tonal painting of Beth Smith from Rick and Morty.

beth-line

Line drawing of Beth Smith from Rick and Morty.

headhold-line

Created in GIMP during a day trip to palmy. Robot on the right is holding a head.

jerrypimp-line

Jerry Smith and other characters from Rick and Morty. Drawing of background scene. Issues with control of the pen. It's leaking...

katharsisdrill-line

Katharsisdrill line drawing from the about page of Phill from GCHQ.

palmysquare-line

Sitting in Palmy library and drawing the square below. It's rare nowadays that I draw the world around me so I'm proud of this.

rickmortyalien-grayscale

Grayscale tonal painting of Rick, Morty, and an alien. Drawing of the title screne also.

rickmortyalien-line

Line drawing of Rick, Morty, and an alien.

ricksquare-line

drawing rick and morty without reference during my trip to Palmerston North.

standcircle-line

levin-krita

In Levin. Using the Dell laptop as main painting system. Giving painting program Krita a go. Finding the brushes that work for me.

artctrl-color

start of redesign artctrl logo in krita.

artctrl-line

line redesign artctrl logo

holdsign-line

character designs with a light red color.

robotprotect-line

scribble experiements. few characters protected by a shield.

summer-rick-color

Summer color painting from Rick and Morty.

summer-rick-grayscale

Summer grayscale painting from Rick and Morty.

summer-rick-line

Summer line drawing from Rick and Morty

leavetron

circlecross-line

humanoid robot in the centre. Building out circle landscapes. Portraits. Waves

fatboy-line

Drawing of Fatboy Slim album cover.

peacelove-line

Emily's 2nd drawing on Pi. She spent longer with this and added more detail. Expand of her first drawing.

sunflowerman-line

drawing of character with spiky head. Lots of squares surrounding. Several triangles.

tauranga

tauranga-barryco

drawn at the tauranga web dev meetup when wwere doing a round table of intros. I wrote down one name: Barry. I got laughter from the group when I mentioned my love for static website generators.

tauranga-crystel

mention of crystal programming language.

tauranga-drop

drawing drops and reading The Red.

tauranga-emily

Created by Emily on Friday night.

tauranga-laugh

someone wrote laugh and drew a character beside it. Circles below. Almost as impressive as my circles.

tauranga-plank

drawn well waiting for Kari at the library.

tauranga-triang

Triangles and other shapes.

swipper

swipper-cover-line

I wrote a short story for Writers Group. Will continue with it and write a novel. Sketches for cover ideas

swipper-jess-grayscale

Grayscale tonal of

swipper-jess-scrob

Jess having a go with the wacom tablet

swipper-jess

line drawing of Jess

swipper-robotkar-color

Color layer of Robots and K.

swipper-robotkar-grayscale

grayscale layer of Robots and K.

swipper-robotkar

line layer of Robots and K.

techexpo2017

I attended TechExpo in Auckland over the weekend. I have a new keyboard. It’s mechanical. Brown cherry mx switches. It’s quite large (not good for travelling), but it feels so much better than my previous keyboard. It should help encourage me to write more.

Anyway, here’s the artwork from the techexpo. Some of it is from the event - there was a spot for me to setup at the Wacom booth. I let others have a go with my painting setup. The other drawings (figures) are from Reddit references.

techexpo-armup

This was drawn preconference. Rick and Morty mentioned at the top. I have no idea why because I don’t see any reference to them in this drawing.

techexpo-catsquggle

This was drawn by those attending the Wacom booth. I like the cat and the squiggle - it looks like it turns into a signature.

techexpo-dragon

The artist that was at the booth drew this - a portrait and dragon. Impressive - he did it with no reference. My no reference drawings are so much more basic. Oh well.

techexpo-flower

Circles attached to a range of shapes. Several basic portraits and characters.

techexpo-hiben

Another cute animal drawing. This one looks like a pig. Some drawing of words. Hi Ben, and TK.

techexpo-jurnee

Drawing of an old flatmate in a bikini. The foreshorten was excellent - I had to draw it.

techexpo-nudeside

Two figures from Reddit. The poses were lying down. Their Reddit Usernames are underneath their figures.

techexpo-pmnudes

Three figures. Focusing on the shape of the figure. The heads were cutoff so it forced me to focus on other areas.

techexpo-spike

Spikes.

techexpo-stepsays

Two figures. Stepsrcool gets a bonus drawings as I drew the figure reflection from the mirror. Mirrors offer extra practice! It also makes it easier to line things up.

techexpo-wacomtalk

Notes and drawings during the Wacom talk. It was great to meet staff from Wacom. They liked my setup and got a few photos of my setup. They were also good about letting me sit at their booth and draw - I would of left Techexpo much earlier if I couldn’t do this.

aug17nudes

aug17-acct101

explained to friends accounting 101 - ad ade ler. This was drawn to explain it.

aug17-armsquid

wiggle arms

aug17-centerportal

the centre item stands out due to the different color.

aug17-claws

claws.

aug17-feelstars

feel stars. life drawing. it's been awhile since I've drawn something like this.

aug17-lovefeet

feet are often ignored. it's excellent practice.

aug17-pigteeth

it's called pig teeth because the portrait looks like a pig.

aug17-tentsliverl

landscape. water in foreground. hills in background. spike circle monster in the skys.

august17-milfscape

quick sketches of full multiply figures. working quickly and not worrying about mistakes.

august17-monsterchars

drawing a character. flowers and spikes. The head is getting especially spiky.

august17-portraitboom

a few portraits, including studies from the front and side.

august17-teethscape

sharp spiky teeth. water everywhere.