pencil ink travels

Here are recent pencil and ink works. I recently brought a small notebook, ink pen, and clutch pencil from the Japanese store here - much cheaper than gordan harris. Though I would like to get a larger notebook in the future - the one I am currently using is A6 and A5 would be better.

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From imagination

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From imagination

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This is a view on K Road, Auckland. Looking towards the Rockshop building. Tress, landpost, buildings, and traffic lights.

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This is a view in Lyall Bay, Wellington, New Zealand. It is looking out towards a island. I caught up with my friend Brooke who I attended The Learning Connexion with... almost a decade ago now.

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Full character with horns over two pages. Landscape in the background.

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View from minibar in Wellington, New Zealand. I got a jug of cider.

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From imagination

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Notes taken at the Auckland Python meetup. There was a bunch of speakers - from chicargo crime to a django site for marine repair hiring, and RESTful best practices.

I am going to submit a talk for next month. I will either talk about MindBodyOnline API and what I am doing with it for Hot Yoga Works (a talk I have never done before) OR Space GIF (which I have talked about at NASA Space APPS and Sydney Python)

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This was drawn in Napier, New Zealand. I traveled to Napier to visit my Grandfather but he was unwell so I didn't end up seeing him. The view, weather, and my time in Napier was good though.

I have drawn this scene previously when I have traveled to Napier in the past to visit Grandad.

endoct2020rgd

Here's some last minute artwork for october. More Halloween themed portraits.

gabriellehmua

A portrait of habriellehumua from redditgetsdrawn. Small horns. It's not finished, missing hair and background etc. But the simplicity of it is nice.

yooitsash

A portrait of yooitsash from redditgetsdrawn. A scarecrow theme for halloween. I like the flower bow.

natigg_78

A portrait of natigg_78 from redditgetsdrawn. Holding a orange up to her eye, so only had to draw one eye. The hand was fun to draw.

bbzarr

A portrait of bbzarr from redditgetsdrawn. Strong dark makeup on the face, clown like. The shirt had a montage of portraits on. So this is a portrait within a portrait.

emilynnsimmons

A portrait of emilynnsimmons. Plain looking, non halloween portrait. No background. Looking straight on.

gardengnoslc

A portrait of gardengnoslc from redditgetsdrawn. Looking to a angle.

oct2020rgd

Here is some artwork that I created recently. All the references are from redditgetsdrawn. It's October so lots of pre Halloween photos which is fun.

buyingsecrets

A portrait of buyingsecrets. Clean lines for the face, looking to the right. Managed to fit in the bust into the frame also. A stripped top. No background.

lacielaplante

A portrait of lacielaplante. This was a Halloween costume. She has devil horns on her head which was great to add into the image. Interesting way of holding her hand which made for a challenge.

oggality

A portrait of oggality. Nice hate and interesting container he is holding. I drew the people on the container. full body within portrait art.

beard-rgd

I didn't write down the name of this one. But it's a guy with a beard from redditgetsdrawn.

nessi_saltares

A portrait of nessi_saltares. I like the way she is holding her hand under her chin.

el-gothica

A portrait of el-gothica. Another Halloween costume. This one had lots of body paint applied - creating a 2 face type effect. I really enjoyed creating the thick back lines to show the edge of the paint. In the background - darkness.

vanessa_30

A portrait of vanessa_30.

electricheadcomedy

A portrait of electicheadcomedy. Halloween costume but a male. I drew his horns much shorter than the photo. Very frizzy hair.

sept2020portraits

It is the end of Sept! I have been quite busy doing stuff for Hot Yoga Works but here is a few portraits I drew from RedditGetsDrawn.

harsita-

A portrait of harsita- from redditgetsdrawn. I liked the lip/mouth pattern on her top.

elizabeeeef

Portrait of elizabeeeef from redditgetsdrawn. The frekles were a highlight.

creature-landscape

A creature standing on a landscape drawn from imagination.

bek-yoga

Quick sketch of bek from yoga studio. Was going to look at redrawing all the yoga teachers as part of the about section on their site.

lemastersg

Portrait of lemastersg from redditgetsdrawn. I like the eye glass and the expression on his face - especially the wrinkles that is formed about his eyebrows.

thick-land

Thick land scape.

lscape

landscape.

clowncutie123

A portrait of clowncutie123 from redditgetsdrawn.

newplymouth

Here's the art for August. I've moved into a place in Auckland, and have been writing more code than art.

Background

background

exmouth

rania-sign

Rania had a go drawing on the Pi. This looks like a sig.

dsk1389

A drawing of dsk1389 from RedditGetsDrawn.

new-plymouth

Landscape in New Plymouth I drew

mishiepan

A drawing of mishiepan from redditgetsdrawn

hiphold-landscape

Character holding hip with landscape.

akl20free

I have been free from iso for the past few weeks. It's been nice to see family and begin to get settled.

Here is some recent artwork - mostly from the last week. A mixture of redditgetsdrawn and friends portraits

rani

A portrait of Rani. Had a date with her in Hamilton. We had bubble tea and dumplings. It was fun meeting her, but I won't see her again.

sugar-fairy-rgd

A portrait of sugar-fairy from rgd. I liked drawing the braids in her hair.

lostpatromess-rgd

A portrait of lostpatromess from rgd. In the background I decided to draw a landscape.

rania

A portrait of Rania. Her head is on the side. In the background is a doorframe. We chatted lots during my time in iso. Have had good food, bubble tea, and beach trips with her. A good friend.

lolla183-rgd

A portrait of lolla183 from rgd. Her forehead is cut off. In the background is a landscape.

mihsnguen-rgd

A portrait of mihsnguen from rgd. She is looking over her shoulder. There was a landscape in the reference image so I was able to add it to this.

onelegup

A landscape with a robot holding one leg up.

thickarm

A landscape with character with thick arms.

quarantine-rgd

I decided to move back to New Zealand. I have not had a job since March and there is more support for me in New Zealand. I miss Sydney alot. Especially my friends and traveling around Sydney. I hope to go back in the future. I have been in a hotel for the past two weeks. I connected my raspberry pi to the hotel tv and did digital drawing - the reference i used was portraits on redditgetsdrawn.

rgd-kt_jp

I portrait of kt_jp on rgd, I liked the neon lights behind her, the animal hat and the circle glasses.

rgd-gabriellewho19

A portrait of gabriellewho19 from rgd. I liked the internal building elements in the background.

rgd-losercase

A portrait of losercase from rgd. I like her diamond shaped glasses. They are not circle, but jagged. Very unique.

rgd-chaohaiou

A portrait of chaohaiou from rgd. I like her blink of one eye.

landscape-person

A landscape with a person on it.

landscape-noperson

A landscape with no people.

rgd-teaforte

A portrait of teaforte from rgd. I like her outfit and the way her hair is tied up.

rgd-personwithissues101

A portrait of personwithissues101 from rgd. I like her circle glasses and the landscape in the background. There is land in the distance, water to the right. and land in the center.

rgd-htttayp

A portrait of htttayp from rgd. I like her bust and the way her arm reaches behind her back.

rgd-daphne666

A portrait of daphne666 from rgd. I like the side angle and the flowers on her outfit.

jun2020nulla

Here are the drawings for the past few weeks. I took my drawing gear out to a cafe and to cronulla, but mostly been drawing from home and with no reference.

june20portpi

This was drawn in Cronulla. It's one of my favourite spots to draw - just sitting on the bench and looking out over the water and building. The focus on this is the buildings though.

dotworld

A skinny tall character with lots of circles. More than usual (though there are a few clouds in the sky).

personmask

Masks are all the rage. I have 50. The character is wearing a mask. Clouds in the sky, spikes on the mountains. Water in the foreground. There are a circles inside the mountains.

sun-faces

Faces on the few suns in the sky.

squarechest

A character with several square shapes chests.

teststroke

This was setup of gimp on the pi - no thick to thin stroke.

street

Drawn outside a cafe in Penshurt. It is mostly of the street signs, and buildings. Ended up diverting from the scene and adding a character and water.

dancewings

A character with wings.

stomach-squirm

A character in the middle with lots of squiggles around it.

rightportrsit

A portrait of a character on the right.

dodo-crossing

A character from Animal Crossing on the right.

may20

It is May 2020 and time for another post. It's been almost 2 months since I have left my Suburb. Tomorrow I am going for a trip into the city.

Here is some recent works

yui

Yui portrait from Terrence House: Opening New Doors.

peppercarrot

Pepper And Carrot e32 line trace. I loved the landscapes in this strip, so decided to draw it. The tents were especially fun to draw - I've drawn similar in the past with the Spyro The Dragon painting. I added the logo from the top of these strip to the bottom of this panel.

squarechest

Landscape with a character

thinkjp

Portrait thinking Japanese characters.

maysissorhands

Character with sissor hands.

crossface

A character and landscape.

pcrossface

Another face?

chinesechars

Chinese characters.

poshfyre

Portrait of poshfyre from redditgetsdrawn.

veinian-

portrait of veinian from redditgetsdrawn.