Sketches and things

Checking my files, I actually do have some artwork to show, even if it’s just sketches. So here we go!

A super ugly dragon

I’m currently in that stage with the baby where he’s allllllllmost crawling. He scoots around on his belly and finds toys on his own, so I have entire minutes to myself again. Our usual routine is that our morning is spent doing school or chores, and the afternoons are nap or screen time. That’s when I get to draw or whatever. But the baby doesn’t have that routine yet, so I feel like I have zero time to do anything extra.

My life is intensely boring. 😀

On the plus side, a boring life means that I want to write and draw adventurous things, so there’s that.

Certain day jobs become useful when monsters attack. Like … fighting monsters for a living.
30-minute speedpaint

So that’s what I’ve been up to. Living in my head a lot, not doing much else except keeping children alive being a mom.

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Lands of Ash – speedpaint

I was reading H. L. Burke’s Lands of Ash and I kept thinking how I’d love to make a better cover image. So I started messing around with a stock photo model and a nice scribbly background.

Be vewy vewy quiet. We're hunting fiwe ewementews.
Be vewy vewy quiet. We’re hunting fiwe ewementews.

It came out all right, so I started refining it.

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…aaaand that’s when I dropped my tablet and broke its USB port. So here it sits, and I haven’t fixed the fire elemental yet, and it’s gnawing at my brain … I MUST FINISH IT.

So instead of a heartbreakingly expensive Wacom tablet (the one I just broke), I’m going to buy the cheapest of cheap off-brand tablets. Likely it will last a decade, like my last cheap off-brand tablet did. :-p