Happy First of April. No update this year in March. I guess I was busy with my job and the lack of social interactions.
Here’s some drawings from the month.
Jessexciting from redditgetsdrawn. I like the animal sitting on her head. It adds character to the piece. She is looking up at the animal. In the background there is a fence.
zig zag waters
portrait of izzle. Straight hair and drinking a cup of tea. Eyes closed, look is down.
a character on land
Manny left working at Indago Digital so I drew a portrait of him before he left.
bizzzawr portrait from redditgetsdrawn, Big rim glasses similar to my general glasses.
a portrait of ruth. we went to starbucks together once.
a portrait of olivia. We never met but she was nice to talk to. She had long wavely hair.
devilharpy portrait from redditgetsdrawn. big lushish eyes. cute circle nose. Facepaint under the eyes.
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It’s a leap year! Leaving the post to last minute of the month. I have a new monitor at home which I have been using for digital drawing - vertical style. I’ve gone back to horizontal as I was unable to figure out how to rotate the input on the wacom drawing table to vertical, so it makes the orientation hard. Still I think at some point I will buy myself a large drawing tablet as it will suit my larger monitor better.
Here’s the art from the month, it’s all been completed from home (another Pi for my portable monitor would be handy, I’m quite excited that Raspberry Pi recently reduced the price of pi4 2/4 gig models - I think I will pick up a 2gig version sometime soon. I will use this for my home desktop computer and use my current pi4 1gig for the portable Pi. They have certainly came a long way since I started using them in 2014.
A drawing of two figures from RedditGetsDrawn - username is emopartytime. The position was unusual and made it interesting. Plus I rarely draw multiply people.
A portrait of Harsita-r from RedditGetsDrawn. Broke her face up into lots of shapes. I like the star pattern on her dress.
Wideleg character in the top left.lots of tube like shares with lines running through them.
Landscape on the bottom left. Circles for the mountains in the distance.
Portrait of theoofficalradio from RedditGetsDrawn. She was wearing a black hat, which I tried to cover in with line. Nothing in the background
This was the first test with vertical monitor. All the black line was not set for pressure sensitive. Repeat of the one eye character.
Circle arm character on the bottom left. Holding his arms up. Stars for eyes, and a monobraw.
A portrait of Rosalia. I had lunch with her at the Rusty Rabbit Cafe. It’s a nice cafe. This drawing of her was referenced from a photo taken in Dubei. A beautiful building the background, with water in the foregrond. She was wearing very dark glasses but I have added her eyes and added line overtop to show the dark glasses.
Vertical drawing of scatterbrainzzzu from RedditGetsDrawn. I struggled to draw a circle for her eyes due to the wacom drawing table being horozontal but the monitor being vertical. It took alot of concentration to get it right. Nothin in the background, but stripes for top.
redaxelavi from redditgetsdrawn
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The holiday season is almost over. This is the second post for the year.
Found my manual for the video game deadcells - so I started drawing a character from it.
A portrait of Giang who I did collab artwork with in my last post.
A combo of two phillfromgchq panels. I liked drawing the buildings.
Portrait of workmate who recently left the company. I drew this portrait as a leaving gift for him. It was printed and included in his leaving giftcard.
A portrait of mean_muggnz from redditgetsdrawn.
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Having a go with a new function for adding art to markdown. The previous function I used to do this would take all the artwork for today (galleries, year, month, day) and it would create the markdown from this data. Embedding the images into the markdown file. I then had to open the markdown file up and add in comments about each piece of artwork. I don’t want to do this. I want to do this with a python function. So now this function asks for the piece of artwork, and a comment, and then appends the data into the markdown. I think a front-end would really help which renders the image and the name, allowing user to type comment in textbox.
Anyway, here is some artwork.
a landscape from imagination. Chinese Pinyin surrounding. It has been awhile since I have practiced.
A portrait from RGD. This is of Pillsbiruru. I like her large glasses. They remind me of mine.
A figure from imagination. They are pointing to the side. Rectangles in the background, with spiky mountains behind them. In the foreground is swift water
A landscape. Skinny long tree in the center with branches coming 0ff. For the leaves sharp fin triangles. Diamonds scatter the sky.
A landscape. Framed for mountains, Squared spike in the center. Few clouds and lots of circles in the sky.
Another landscape. The water at the bottom is very thick, the line has been repeated several times. A character in the back. With clouds in the sky.
A start of a portrait from RGD. I never wrote down the name of the user.
A portrait of nara
A portrait. Random Joy Division quote at the time. I guess I was listening to some Joy Division and thinking about Wellington.
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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 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).
Jack. I meet him at Hackathons and he’s great for UX and pitching.
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.
line version of libpay logo.
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I wrote a short story for Writers Group. Will continue with it and write a novel. Sketches for cover ideas
Grayscale tonal of
Jess having a go with the wacom tablet
line drawing of Jess
Color layer of Robots and K.
grayscale layer of Robots and K.
line layer of Robots and K.
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I am doing GovHack this weekend. In previous years I worked with Ministry of Education jobs data, and the following general govt jobs. This year I decided to focus on the Reserve Bank of New Zealand website. A redesign for fun.
Bernard Hodgetts. Head of Financial Stability.
skewed head. I ran out of room for the top of his hair.
Graeme Wheeler. Governor.
Grant Spencer. Deputy Govenor and Head of Financial Stability.
Menu ideas. Striping back the main menus. It’s going to be very basic.
Toby Fiennes. Head of Prudential Supervision. In the background I drew my typical landscape - water, hills, and circle shapes with spikes in the sky.
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Portrait of Bernie Saunders. Only drew his eyes and nose then ended up just doodling.
This was created when watching Man in the High Tower season 2
Large rectangle shape with lots of small circles. Landscape at the bottom
Notes from Hamilton Computer Club Feb 2017. Had someone from NeedaNerd come and do a talk. It was a good overall of whats hing
SketchDaily figure studies. Life Drawing Hamilton will startup again in March. Warmups for that.
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The first update in months. I have not attended life drawing since
September. In November my Raspberry Pi 7 inch TFT broke along with
losing the pen. I have recently replaced the pen but not the TFT. Instead
I am using the old 3.5 inch broken screen. It’s not as easy to use as the
larger offical screen - but better than nothing. I have also been using the
Pi connected to a normal monitor - though this is not portable.
Here are several pieces of artwork that I have created since I got a new
This was drawn when I was working on the NBA api. I wrote a script that
downloaded gifs for each NBA team. If I was to go back and extend it
further I would merge gifs with player names.
ConceptArt Environment of the Week. Interior or exterior of a market
vendor selling weapons in the middle ages. I didn’t end up drawing
anything but it’s a good warmup.
Landscape and shapes, portrait and house on a hill. Alien like create
standing on a rock in the water.
Friends children portrait. Photo was taken in the middle of December.
Like usual I made them look much older than they really are.
Grayscale tonal layer. Issues with their ears and who goes in fron of
who. In the end - made the boy in front with the girl slightly behind.
Light backgground with no detail.
Colour tonal layer. Yellow for the skin, red for the hair and mouth. Red
was used for the darker areas of the nose but it should be a darker
yellow. Blue for the background. Green for the boys tshirt, and pink
for the girls.
Landscape. Creature to the left. Waves leading into the foreground.
Grayscale tonal. Light for the sky in the distance. Mid dark for
Girl holding a mic. Usual background
Grayscale tonal. Standing on a darker area.
Line layer overtop of the mic girl grayscale tonal layer. Replaced the
girl with a spike creature.
Reference was a old wellington painting - one of my favorites. Replaced
the figure with a new figure.
Grayscale tonal layer of the Wellington figure.
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