My only solace… key frames crudely drawn during lunch hour, awkwardly compiled into animations through the use of a cellphone camera.

My only solace… key frames crudely drawn during lunch hour, awkwardly compiled into animations through the use of a cellphone camera.

Easy and Hard Challenge Day 14 - Pretty / Ugly. Both, but easy mode. I’ve been trying to come up with a cartoony self for journal comics and the like, and I think I’ve hit upon something I like, but it’s hard to balance between too flattering and too grotesque… so for this theme, I thought I’d do one of each of the extremes.

Easy and Hard Challenge Day 14 - Pretty / Ugly. Both, but easy mode. I’ve been trying to come up with a cartoony self for journal comics and the like, and I think I’ve hit upon something I like, but it’s hard to balance between too flattering and too grotesque… so for this theme, I thought I’d do one of each of the extremes.

Easy and Hard Challenge Day 13 - Love / Hate. Hard mode? (Basically “two or more figures, interacting” is automatically hard mode.)

Silence for a few moments. Harriet felt that Wimsey ought to be saying, “How well you dance.” Since he did not say it, she became convinced that she was dancing like a wax doll with sawdust legs. Wimsey had never danced with her, never held her in his arms before. It should have been an epoch-making moment for him. But his mind appeared to be concentrated upon the dull personality of an East Anglian farmer. She fell a victim to an inferiority complex, and tripped over her partner’s feet.
 ”Sorry,” said Wimsey, accepting responsibility like a gentleman.
"It’s my fault," said Harriet. "I’m a rotten dancer. Don’t bother about me. Let’s stop. You haven’t got to be polite to me, you know."
Worse and worse. She was being peevish and egotistical. Wimsey glanced down at her in surprise and then suddenly smiled.
"Darling, if you danced like an elderly elephant with arthritis, I would dance the sun and moon into the sea with you. I have waited a thousand years to see you dance in that frock."
"Idiot" said Harriet.
- Have His Carcase, Dorothy Sayers

(Pose more than a little influenced by J. C. Leyendecker)

Easy and Hard Challenge Day 13 - Love / Hate. Hard mode? (Basically “two or more figures, interacting” is automatically hard mode.)

Silence for a few moments. Harriet felt that Wimsey ought to be saying, “How well you dance.” Since he did not say it, she became convinced that she was dancing like a wax doll with sawdust legs. Wimsey had never danced with her, never held her in his arms before. It should have been an epoch-making moment for him. But his mind appeared to be concentrated upon the dull personality of an East Anglian farmer. She fell a victim to an inferiority complex, and tripped over her partner’s feet.

 ”Sorry,” said Wimsey, accepting responsibility like a gentleman.

"It’s my fault," said Harriet. "I’m a rotten dancer. Don’t bother about me. Let’s stop. You haven’t got to be polite to me, you know."

Worse and worse. She was being peevish and egotistical. Wimsey glanced down at her in surprise and then suddenly smiled.

"Darling, if you danced like an elderly elephant with arthritis, I would dance the sun and moon into the sea with you. I have waited a thousand years to see you dance in that frock."

"Idiot" said Harriet.

- Have His Carcase, Dorothy Sayers

(Pose more than a little influenced by J. C. Leyendecker)

Easy and Hard Challenge Day 12 - Open Space / Enclosed Space. Easy mode.
Bonus soundtrack.

Easy and Hard Challenge Day 12 - Open Space / Enclosed Space. Easy mode.

Bonus soundtrack.

Easy and Hard Challenge Day 10 - Industrial/Pastoral. Both are kind of hard mode for me, but buildings especially so. 

Easy and Hard Challenge Day 10 - Industrial/Pastoral. Both are kind of hard mode for me, but buildings especially so. 

Easy and Hard Challenge Day 11 - Little Kid / Old Person. Hard Mode.

For there stood Jim and there was this tall man, each examining the other as if he were a reflection in a shop window late at night. The tall man’s brambled suit, shadowed out now to colour Jim’s cheeks and storm over his wide and drinking eyes with a look of rain instead of the sharp cat-green they always were. Jim stood like a runner who has come a long way, fever in his mouth, hands open to receive any gift. And right now it was a gift of pictures twitched in pantomime, as Mr. Dark made his illustrations jerk cold-skinned over his warm-pulsed wrist as the stars came out above and Jim stared and Will could not see and a long way off the last of the town people went away toward town in their warm cars, and Jim said, faintly, “Gosh…” and Mr. Dark rolled down his sleeve.
"Show’s over. Suppertime. Carnival’s shut up until seven. Everyone out. Come back, ‘Simon,’ and ride the merry-go-round, when it’s fixed. Take this card. Free ride."
Jim stared at the hidden wrist and put the card in his pocket.
"So long!"
Jim ran. Will ran.
- Something Wicked This Way Comes, Ray Bradbury

Skipping around a little and then, hopefully, catching up.

Easy and Hard Challenge Day 11 - Little Kid / Old Person. Hard Mode.

For there stood Jim and there was this tall man, each examining the other as if he were a reflection in a shop window late at night. The tall man’s brambled suit, shadowed out now to colour Jim’s cheeks and storm over his wide and drinking eyes with a look of rain instead of the sharp cat-green they always were. Jim stood like a runner who has come a long way, fever in his mouth, hands open to receive any gift. And right now it was a gift of pictures twitched in pantomime, as Mr. Dark made his illustrations jerk cold-skinned over his warm-pulsed wrist as the stars came out above and Jim stared and Will could not see and a long way off the last of the town people went away toward town in their warm cars, and Jim said, faintly, “Gosh…” and Mr. Dark rolled down his sleeve.

"Show’s over. Suppertime. Carnival’s shut up until seven. Everyone out. Come back, ‘Simon,’ and ride the merry-go-round, when it’s fixed. Take this card. Free ride."

Jim stared at the hidden wrist and put the card in his pocket.

"So long!"

Jim ran. Will ran.

- Something Wicked This Way Comes, Ray Bradbury

Skipping around a little and then, hopefully, catching up.

Easy and Hard Challenge Day 9 - Gruesome/Saccharine. A little of both, I hope. 
I need to catch up but jerks keep having birthday parties. (JK you guys are great and you know it.) 

Easy and Hard Challenge Day 9 - Gruesome/Saccharine. A little of both, I hope. 

I need to catch up but jerks keep having birthday parties. (JK you guys are great and you know it.) 

Easy and Hard Challenge Day 8 - Full Page / Vignette. Easy mode. 
Today ended on kind of a sour note, so this is the best you’re probably going to get from me.

Easy and Hard Challenge Day 8 - Full Page / Vignette. Easy mode. 

Today ended on kind of a sour note, so this is the best you’re probably going to get from me.

Easy and Hard Challenge Day 7 - Dress / Suit. Easy mode. (Dress plus some)

Easy and Hard Challenge Day 7 - Dress / Suit. Easy mode. (Dress plus some)

Hey Tumblr, I herd U leik Will Graham. (I’m late to the Hannibal party… only halfway through S1 right now.)
Easy and Hard Challenge Day 6 - 70 / 30 Rule. (70% whitespace or 30% whitespace) Hard mode? Either would have been hard mode probably…
I’m not sure I accomplished what the challenge set out (especially before Photoshop got involved) but I’m too antlered out to care.

Hey Tumblr, I herd U leik Will Graham. (I’m late to the Hannibal party… only halfway through S1 right now.)

Easy and Hard Challenge Day 6 - 70 / 30 Rule. (70% whitespace or 30% whitespace) Hard mode? Either would have been hard mode probably…

I’m not sure I accomplished what the challenge set out (especially before Photoshop got involved) but I’m too antlered out to care.

Easy and Hard Challenge Day 5. Saturated Palette / Muted Palette. Hard mode.
I went with muted because I feel like I tend to just slap rainbows all over my art by default. (Though maybe looking back it’s not as bad as I feared) And I went with my sister’s cat because he’s already pretty popular on the internet. It’s kind of nice to do quick studies again.
Sorry I keep posting these at midnight. It seems I’m incapable of finishing art before then.

Easy and Hard Challenge Day 5. Saturated Palette / Muted Palette. Hard mode.

I went with muted because I feel like I tend to just slap rainbows all over my art by default. (Though maybe looking back it’s not as bad as I feared) And I went with my sister’s cat because he’s already pretty popular on the internet. It’s kind of nice to do quick studies again.

Sorry I keep posting these at midnight. It seems I’m incapable of finishing art before then.

Easy and Hard Challenge Day 4. Machinery / Nature. Hard mode but done from a reference, so going a little easier with myself. 
Phone photo cause ehhhhhh. (Maybe I’ll update this with a scan tomorrow, but it’s too late to pull the scanner out tonight.)
Guns are weird lookin’.

Easy and Hard Challenge Day 4. Machinery / Nature. Hard mode but done from a reference, so going a little easier with myself.

Phone photo cause ehhhhhh. (Maybe I’ll update this with a scan tomorrow, but it’s too late to pull the scanner out tonight.)

Guns are weird lookin’.

Black&White / Color - Day three of the Easy and Hard Challenge… okay, technically it’s past midnight here. I just wanted to make an effort, since i wimped out yesterday. So here’s some speed colors over an old sketch. I’m also trying out the monoprice tablet I just bought.
Colors is hard mode for me, I guess.

Black&White / ColorDay three of the Easy and Hard Challenge… okay, technically it’s past midnight here. I just wanted to make an effort, since i wimped out yesterday. So here’s some speed colors over an old sketch. I’m also trying out the monoprice tablet I just bought.

Colors is hard mode for me, I guess.

Oops I colored it too.

Oops I colored it too.

If you ever wonder what I’m thinking about, it’s:
1. Mai OTP or
2. How dumb I am

Edit: If I stretch this, maybe it counts for the sketch challenge day 2: Internal/External. Internal thoughts, external derp appearance. 

If you ever wonder what I’m thinking about, it’s:

1. Mai OTP or

2. How dumb I am

Edit: If I stretch this, maybe it counts for the sketch challenge day 2: Internal/External. Internal thoughts, external derp appearance.