Assorted tessellation attempts from tonight

I think I like the crabs the best… but the betta fish-inspired were fun to try, and the little flaming salamanders, and the bees are kinda fun too though not really a tessellation

But the crabs

They have potential…

I think…

17
Apr
I actually made this journal last summer but only got around to photographing it today, my badThis journal was made in the Byzantine binding style, which is with wood covers and many little signatures (I think this has 16?). It’s neat because no matter where you open the book it will lay flat. This is an uncovered example. It’s very similar to Coptic binding I think but the cover supports the signatures more from my understanding (I haven’t done Coptic binding but looking over how to do the two, I think this is the main difference)The wood is oak which I browned in my oven.I have some more wood so I hope to eventually make a couple more…

I actually made this journal last summer but only got around to photographing it today, my bad

This journal was made in the Byzantine binding style, which is with wood covers and many little signatures (I think this has 16?). It’s neat because no matter where you open the book it will lay flat. This is an uncovered example. It’s very similar to Coptic binding I think but the cover supports the signatures more from my understanding (I haven’t done Coptic binding but looking over how to do the two, I think this is the main difference)

The wood is oak which I browned in my oven.

I have some more wood so I hope to eventually make a couple more…

16
Apr
Finally made the leather journal my mom commissioned me to make
If you’d like one, hit me up, we’ll talk

Finally made the leather journal my mom commissioned me to make

If you’d like one, hit me up, we’ll talk

16
Apr
I was in a Bastet moodThough I guess in my Euphemisms Needed Universe this is technically Ghada and Bastet as Bastet is just (haha “just”) a Bronze Egyptian Mau and needs a human vessel to possess to create this form. Hence her priestess Ghada. Ghada does more than that, but… yeahIf it weren’t 5:40 AM I’d probably draw Thanas and Phosa too, honestlyI’ve got plans for the four of them, I need to work on that story again
Jewelry and tattoos are after the Gayer-Anderson Cat (except the bracelets)

I was in a Bastet mood

Though I guess in my Euphemisms Needed Universe this is technically Ghada and Bastet as Bastet is just (haha “just”) a Bronze Egyptian Mau and needs a human vessel to possess to create this form. Hence her priestess Ghada. Ghada does more than that, but… yeah

If it weren’t 5:40 AM I’d probably draw Thanas and Phosa too, honestly

I’ve got plans for the four of them, I need to work on that story again

Jewelry and tattoos are after the Gayer-Anderson Cat (except the bracelets)

12
Apr
Touched up my bas relief rose practice pieces, just so they look a little closer to life and all

Touched up my bas relief rose practice pieces, just so they look a little closer to life and all

10
Apr

For our first exercise in my “Exploring Historical Patterns” class we had to shade this rose from a tomb in Uppsala (we had a reference it was originally a bas relief pieceI think) I believe at first using our Copic thinliners and then after a certain point we could put on some light graphite shading to finish it off

Lots of fun I like this class so far

8
Apr
Haha holy shit this sketch was so out of proportion but I think I’ve fixed it now
I’m going to make dinner and get supplies together for tonight’s class and then when I get back home I’ll make sure that this is ready for transfer and stuff, maybe update my value study a bit on the leaves and stuff
Cool

Haha holy shit this sketch was so out of proportion but I think I’ve fixed it now

I’m going to make dinner and get supplies together for tonight’s class and then when I get back home I’ll make sure that this is ready for transfer and stuff, maybe update my value study a bit on the leaves and stuff

Cool

7
Apr

I keep on doing tiny details ONE DAY I’LL LEARN…

ONE DAY I’LL STOP DRAWING AT 600 DPI HAHA I’ll never stop drawing at 600 DPI

Bracelet is heliotrope aka bloodstone, natch and Frenden’s new dry brush pack for Manga Studio made doing that part super easy… same with the snake skin it was a mix of dry brush and pencils from Frenden’s brushsets…

Haha IGNORE ME STILL

7
Apr
I’m not doodling fanart for Growltiger’s Last Stand nope
I’m going to draw my own characters soon I just had Growltiger’s Last Stand on the brainpan

I’m not doodling fanart for Growltiger’s Last Stand nope

I’m going to draw my own characters soon I just had Growltiger’s Last Stand on the brainpan

4
Apr

Here’s a fluffy drawing I drew on and off today and no I didn’t spend like 45 minutes on mugs alone haha who does that, putting tiny details in things and thinking about fictional typefaces and how Carlos would swear that he’s heard faint rattling from the cupboard but Cecil says it’s the old pipes every time HAHA IT’S NOT ME THAT IS NOT A THING I WOULD DO

Anyway

I think it’s time for me to go to bed goodnight

4
Apr
On Marva we gave up drawing well eons ago
I got caught up on Night Vale because I was two episodes behind and drew an angry Cecil to play with the new Frenden dry brushes some more
The glasses are meant to be like pince-nez style as in I purposefully didn’t put in the uh… earpieces? Endpieces? Arms? Yeah. Those things.
Also like I said on Marva we gave up drawing well eons ago on Marva
I was going for bad fashion that wasn’t my usual go-to and ended up at “cloak thing” when I was aiming for “cowl-necked thing” eeehhhhhh close enough

On Marva we gave up drawing well eons ago

I got caught up on Night Vale because I was two episodes behind and drew an angry Cecil to play with the new Frenden dry brushes some more

The glasses are meant to be like pince-nez style as in I purposefully didn’t put in the uh… earpieces? Endpieces? Arms? Yeah. Those things.

Also like I said on Marva we gave up drawing well eons ago on Marva

I was going for bad fashion that wasn’t my usual go-to and ended up at “cloak thing” when I was aiming for “cowl-necked thing” eeehhhhhh close enough

3
Apr
Playing around with new brush pens and my tiny watercolor tin for funsies after dinner

Mostly because I haven’t had quality time with my new brush pens and holy shit they’re waterproof? Fantastic.

Playing around with new brush pens and my tiny watercolor tin for funsies after dinner

Mostly because I haven’t had quality time with my new brush pens and holy shit they’re waterproof? Fantastic.

30
Mar
Here’s a paint-sketch of a daffodil from today’s class, you can still see some wet still haha, I took the picture right after I put my brush down
Need to work on shading yellows and picking proper colors for stuff but this was made in like 45 minutes max (I think?) so I’m not too fussed about this, it was a class exercise
Daffodillllls need to find one that i can use for the rest of the class

Here’s a paint-sketch of a daffodil from today’s class, you can still see some wet still haha, I took the picture right after I put my brush down

Need to work on shading yellows and picking proper colors for stuff but this was made in like 45 minutes max (I think?) so I’m not too fussed about this, it was a class exercise

Daffodillllls need to find one that i can use for the rest of the class

18
Mar
For some reason one of my favorite stories growing up was St. Patrick driving the snakes out of Ireland (into a boiling sea maybe?). I think it came from a “3 Minute Bedtime Stories” book I don’t remember much other than Ireland had hella snakes and St. Patrick got rid of them except then also being told by my parents Ireland didn’t have snakes in general so there wouldn’t have been snakes for St. Patrick to get rid of. BRILLIANT. “I have 100% fool proof snake repellant” “Patrick there aren’t any snakes in Ireland” “SEE IT WORKS” There are snakes on the island of Great Britain though, where St. Patrick was from. So I mean there’s that. I’ve heard the whole “metaphor for driving out druids/paganism since they used a snake as a symbol” but I dunno how accurate that is. Popular, though.
ANYWHO I don’t know why I loved that story so much but I did. Every year I say to myself, “Let’s do a serious portrait of St. Patrick driving the snakes out of Ireland” and every year it doesn’t happen either because I remember on like March 16th or like… I don’t know what happened here. I started this sketch on my birthday (March 2) and like… I dunno maybe I decided that I didn’t have time to do anything with it or I just didn’t like the sketch or… hell I dunno. Maybe something with the hands that might’ve been the day I had been looking up the Russian Orthodox/Old Believer schism thing that had to do with hands listen I don’t know. Maybe because I’m a nasty pointy atheist? Hahaha that might be it WHO KNOWS.
One day I’ll make that St. Patrick portrait, haha
One day

For some reason one of my favorite stories growing up was St. Patrick driving the snakes out of Ireland (into a boiling sea maybe?). I think it came from a “3 Minute Bedtime Stories” book I don’t remember much other than Ireland had hella snakes and St. Patrick got rid of them except then also being told by my parents Ireland didn’t have snakes in general so there wouldn’t have been snakes for St. Patrick to get rid of. BRILLIANT. “I have 100% fool proof snake repellant” “Patrick there aren’t any snakes in Ireland” “SEE IT WORKS” There are snakes on the island of Great Britain though, where St. Patrick was from. So I mean there’s that. I’ve heard the whole “metaphor for driving out druids/paganism since they used a snake as a symbol” but I dunno how accurate that is. Popular, though.

ANYWHO I don’t know why I loved that story so much but I did. Every year I say to myself, “Let’s do a serious portrait of St. Patrick driving the snakes out of Ireland” and every year it doesn’t happen either because I remember on like March 16th or like… I don’t know what happened here. I started this sketch on my birthday (March 2) and like… I dunno maybe I decided that I didn’t have time to do anything with it or I just didn’t like the sketch or… hell I dunno. Maybe something with the hands that might’ve been the day I had been looking up the Russian Orthodox/Old Believer schism thing that had to do with hands listen I don’t know. Maybe because I’m a nasty pointy atheist? Hahaha that might be it WHO KNOWS.

One day I’ll make that St. Patrick portrait, haha

One day

17
Mar