happy newyear2019

Happy New Year! It's 2019. To celebrate the new year I have moved the blog to a new server (it is still DigitalOcean). I have also upgraded the version of Nikola to v8 and fixed all the old blog wordpress posts that were still directing images to artcontrol.me rather than the local directory. I was experiencing lots of lag on the old server so hopefully this new one is better. I still would like to look at moving the site to aws s3 or google cloud in the future.

Here some art from the end of 2018:

couple

A random couple on RGD. I didn't write down their name and can't find it now. Oh well.

cresentcharacter

A character with a landscape. The character has an interesting shaped head.

girlbumout

Another work that I drew from RGD.

landscapending

A landscape

mesanthrope

A drawing of mesanthrope from RGD. I liked her circle glasses and the turn of the head.

socooooooooool

A drawing of socooooooooool from RGD. I liked how her hands are folded and the peacefulness of the scene.

squarecirclehills

A drawing of SquareCircleHills. It's a landscape.

yiyichu

A drawing of YiyiChu from RGD.

jacklogos

I've been drawing a few portraits from RedditGetsDrawn and of real life friends. There is also the usual imagination landscape and creature works.

oliveap1

Oliveap1 from RedditGetsDrawn. I choose to draw this as it was a full figure. I didn't scale it correctly so reduced the size of the image as I went. I have been working with the toolbar on the left side. It's better as it gives me easy access to other tools (no external keyboard).

jackcard

Jack. I meet him at Hackathons and he's great for UX and pitching.

spikesmiles

spikesmiles

libpaycolour

I signed up to an account on Liberapay and decided to redraw the logo that I may add to the site for a link. I don't have a side bar though, so unsure where I would put it. Perhaps a support page with links to referal kind of stuff.

blueface

blueface

squggleboob

squggleboob.

libpaylogo

line version of libpay logo.

landscape

another landscape

rocotland

rocketland

carriecollab

I went on a date and took my digital artwork pi workstation with me. At the bar I got it out and did some collaborate drawing with Carrie.

This is the results along with a few other bonus.

animesmile

An anime character I was drawing from my phone.

carrie

A portrait of Carrie that I drew.

carrieglasses

Cocktail glasses that Carrie drew well I was in the restroom. She got me to try to guess what it was. I could recognize the glasses but it took a few hints to notice it was the scene.

carriepenguintux

Carrie drew several animals - a cat then a penguin. It was very exciting when she drew the penguin as it is one of my favorite animals. A goat would of topped it off!

I mentioned Tux and she gave the penguin a tuxedio.

carriescribble

A page of scribbles created by Carrie. Warming up!

damnok

gimpsmile

gimp logo character drawn. I'm surprised I have not drawn him in the past. There are also notes on the page for the Mandarin that I have been learning. It's important that I learn new stuff!

leftcantmeme

A drawing from photo of a man holding up two signs that say: "the left" and "can't meme"

maiwaves

A cat in color with a landscape in the background. I did most of it but Carrie helped finish it off.

octolandscape

An octopus landscape.

sadfacemachine

Sadface machine drawing.

shortarmsland

A character with short arms.

spikeoverlaytwice

Drawing over a drawing multi times gives an interesting affect.

thickbuildspike

building spikes.

foodgiving

I've been quite focused on the digital drawing this month. I even took the portable drawing pi to a hackathon. It was neat to show a few people it along with using to draw some portraits and designs for the hacathon project.

![Layer #7](/galleries/2018/12/20/Layer #7.png)

chinh-front

Chinh front portrait. A fellow team member in my hackathon project. She focused mostly on the frontend of the project but also designed a really awesome logo for the project. I drew this portrait of her.

chinh-side

A second portrait of Chinh. This one is from the side and there is nothing in the background.

circlesky

circle sky drawing

dribblescape

dribble landscape

econrent

drawing graph from econ blog on rent changes.

elephant

remix of elephant drawing of Grace.

govhack

govhack logo remix.

hightower-spie

high towers in a landscape. very spiky.

kiwicon

kiwicon logo remix.

leftoverapi

hackathon designs.

meglasses

self portrait of me.

mountains-spiral

mountains spirtal.

nasaspaceapps

nasa space apps logo remix.

nofoodwaste

hackathon project designs.

sadbeer

sad bear.

sadlong

sad face.

snoopylines

snoopy. one of my favorite xmas songs.

spikemouth

spike character.

sunspike

sun and landscape.

sydpillar-sky

took my pi out and draw in sydney city. street views.

sydpillars

another view in sydney city that I drew.

sydtreetest

ideas for how many trees in sydney tech test i was given.

dec18charscapes

Layer

artctrl logo drawing, along with idea generation of freelancer hackathon ideas.

anxiouswaters

The character on the bottom looks quite anxious/nervous. Lots of stars and characters floating around the scene.

char4square

4 Characters

deadvisits

Female character from imagination. Covered in squares that causes a tattoo like look. Dead is backwards.

fraser

The character on the left has a hat and a horse behind them.

infoscape

Chinese character in top left. Land in the background with water coming towards the foreground. One main character floating above the water. philldaddy

Phill from GCHQ drawing.

potatoebody

squarepants

The most minimal drawing of the bunch. My Pi ran out of memory with large file so I had to close the file and create a new one. The character on the left has pants with spikes spiraling around them. There is also a cross in the center.

teamlancer

Attended Freelancer Hackathon. My team was quite large - around 8 people. Normally I like to work with smaller groups when I do hackathons. I find between 2 and 4 people to a team works this. This was a piece of artwork that I created for TeamLancer.

teamlancer-heart

TeamLancer hearts. Portrait in the center that has been filled with yellow and blue - the same line that I use for the line.

peppercarrotphill2018

This is artwork created in November 2018.

Background

a drawing.

buffy-portrait

Portrait of Buffy. I did a hackathon with her. She was meant to attend another with me - was going to use the drawing in the slides.

gayfrogs

Drawing frogs.

hack4health

Brainstorming for Hack4Health hackathon.

pc-male-line

The reference was a recent Pepper and Carrot character - a tailor. There are very few male characters in Pepper and Carrot so it's always good to draw them when I can. I like the mo.

pc-male-grayscale

Grayscale painting of tailor from pepper and carrot.

pc-robot

lie detector robot from pepper and carrot. These are becoming standard in airports.

phillfromgcgq-spike

Reference was a Phillfromgvhq artwork. I liked the spikes.

phillfromgchq-elephant

Caveman dreaming of being fat and having elephant to eat. Another from phillfromgchq

phillfromgchq-nudefemale

Girl nude in bed. Phillfromgchq. The comic has quite a bit of nude. It's quite the opposite to Petter and Carrot.

phillfromgchq-tree

Tree and portrait from phillfromgchq

oct18-inktober

It's been a busy October! I started Inktober but quickly gave up. I had three Hackathons on this month - Unearthed (which some art is included), NASA Space App Challange, and DigiSparkHackathon (Identity consent). I also took my Pi along to the Ruby meetup so there are a few drawings from that.

china-state

LumaSign and China stuff.

england-football

I have a English football song playlist on Spotify that I enjoy. This was inspired by that playlist.

inktober-china

Inktober Poisonous prompt. A bottle of poison, acid rain, and poison plants.

inktober-enter

Inktober enter prompt with bonus Chinese symbol.

inktober-exit

Exit signs brainstorms. Enter vs Exit.

roastedmeat

Roastedmeat. Inktober Prompt.

roro-dataanalyze

Drawn during the ruby on rails meetup in Sydney.

roro-horserace

Drawn during the ruby on rails meetup in Sydney.

roro-testing

And final Ruby on Rails meetup.

unearthed18-speedrun

Brainstorming for Unearthed Hackathon 2018.

ludumcathy

Artwork from the last few months. A range of works from Ludum Dare sketches to Phil fanart.

cathyportrait

Portrait of Cathy. Focused just on line artwork with using a range of colors for specific areas of the artwork - similar to how I work with color tonal works.

ilovelamp

Loving the moth memes this month. So been drawing a few. I love Lamp.

importgettext

import gettext.

ld-runoutofspace

Artwork from Ludum Dare. The theme was running out of space.

lightbolt

lightbolt.

oskar

Concept sketch ideas for Oskar Automation. A company I met at Fishburners.

philfromhchq

Phil from gchq fanart.

sadfaceguy

Character sketches.

skyspike

Sky spike.