SO. I haven't updated my blog since March 19.
That's criminal. Part of it is the exhaustion of working a retail day job - even though I know that shouldn't be an excuse.
The good news? - I've finally begun the Oaxacan Toucan!
|Rough sketch drawn directly on Strathmore vellum bristol paper.|
|Impressed lines using a stylus.|
|Prismacolors and Lyra Color-Giants.|
Color-Giants are AMAZING for laying down large areas of color fast.
|A scrap of printer paper helps keep uncolored areas clean.|
|I picked up a bunch of pencil grips to help ease pain in my hands.|
|Priming the final portion of the bill.|
|Finished eye and bill!|
|My nighttime workstation!|
|I found this acrylic thing by a Dumpster at my apartment|
complex. Couldn't resist taking it home and cleaning it up!
Works great for all my pencil jars and shavings cup.
|Banner made by Heather!|
As some of you know, I'm going to share an Artist Alley table at Rose City Comic Con with a good friend of mine. I'll have prints of the Oaxacan Toucan available, along with all of my previous Oaxacan Animals. My goal is to finish the Toucan for a smaller gallery showing on Wednesday, September 2 at The Spritely Bean, a comics cafe run by two of my friends and former classmates.
I still have a good deal of work cut out for me. But thanks to an out-of-the-blue three-day weekend, I've got a little extra time to prepare!