Friday, January 31, 2014

Sunday Sketches -- For Narnia and the North! (D)

Over Christmas and through the start of the New Year I (finally) re-read The Chronicles of Narnia by the inimitable C.S. Lewis.  This naturally inspired lots of more recent character sketches (I did a few about a decade ago, but they were due for an update).  Instead of doing one montage from each book, and in order to avoid redrawing a lot of repeated characters, I decided to do one major splat of all the major characters from the entire series, drawn over the span of several Sundays in January.  Some of the repeated characters blend a little bit into the ones from the next book, but mostly it's a fun, semi-counter-clockwise journey through the chronicles (in their original publication order, which I would say is the preferred order).  I love them so.
If you click for the full view you may get a better idea of who's who and what's what.  I was going to write a chart indicating who everyone is, but that would take forever and be confusing as to how to organize them, and besides, sometimes I like to try to figure out these kinds of things on my own.  Have fun guessing!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

A Baby For the Drawing (D & J)

We have this baby, and he is a delight.  As for myself I don't think I draw him nearly as much or as often as he deserves, but the time had finally come to immortalize him at this stage in the way that only a digital portrait can.  So here it is, The Boy, happy as can be, at approximately 8 months:

And now, a word from the mother of this child:

I must confess that I also do not draw this baby as much as I should.  Of course there are lots of things I think I should ("should") be doing, but this is one thing I REALLY think I should do more.  As for cleaning the baseboards, well, I'll let those wait.  Anyway, I recently colored up a little doodle from a while ago.  Sometimes when he is asleep he lays on the boppy pillow like this, with his legs scrunched up and his bum out and his hands by his face.  It's one of my very, very favorite things that he does, and it will be a sad day when he grows out of it.  Baby proportions are still a tricky business, but I like how this one turned out. 

But at least now I've made record of it!  Also, I love these jammies.  Claws on the toes??  Come on.

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Snowy Sisters (D)

It's high time I did some more Frozen art!  It's been running around my head for ages, I just never took the time to put them down.  But now I have!  Here are a couple that I've been working on in Photoshop for that last little while.

Sisters do as sisters should.  I love the snow.