Saturday, May 19, 2018

Creative Every Day - Asian Girl Character Sketch


I was wondering if there was a better way to draw my Asian girl characters other than what I have already designed, so I started doodling out different styles. Here's one. Probably not practical to draw quickly, but maybe I can use some of these elements to put into a simpler design.

I was practicing Chris Sanders's style. He drew Lilo and Stitch. It wasn't quite working for me, so I took some of those elements and made it my own.


This was a weird week. Several restaurants burned down near my house, the Santa Fe shooting happened which I just found out (the day after), on the same day my kids' school had a lockdown because a kid in a neighboring school brought a gun to school, and there was a royal wedding that I had no clue was going on. Plus, there are two women stealing packages off of porches in my city, one who looks like a guy and dresses like a Mormon.

This is the second lockdown at my kids' school this school year because of bad characters at the OTHER school. My son is supposed to be going to that other school next year. I'm starting to wonder if I should homeschool them. That school is supposed to be a very good school, too. Oh well. I guess this is the way of our world now. Dangers lurk everywhere.

I hope you had a creative day!

Below are the participants of this blog hop. Please visit their blogs. If you would like to be creative with us, go to http://creativeeveryday.com/creative-every-day-challenge to sign up.

1.Leah13.Coffee25.Simonewolthuis
2.Charissa Rate14.Kristin Dudish26.Su- sieee! Mac
3.Annie15.Sherry27.Allison
4.Diana16.Lille Diane 28.bluesun
5.Colleen 17.CREATE WITH JOY 29.Mascha
6.Nature Footstep Photoart18.Faydra Jones30.Latisha
7.Nature Footstep Art19.Amyfrattolicsw@ gmail. com31.Virginia L Small
8.Garrisonjames20.amanda jessie coates32.Mary
9.Karen21.maron33.Sherry
10.Sharon- The Moxie Rabbit22.Sharon- The Moxie Rabbit34.Kimberly Robello
11.Susan Carol23.Simone Wolthuis35.You're next!
12.Jenna 24.Simone Wolthuis

Friday, May 18, 2018

Celebrate The Small Things - May 18, 2018



This week I already posted about Mother's Day and finishing a drawing/painting for my friend, Ashley. I sent the painting to her yesterday. Yay!

I completed Judy Blume's Masterclass videos and am halfway through James Patterson's videos. I'm filling my notebook with their wisdom! I laughed and cried with them. Malcolm Gladwell's class is coming to Masterclass soon! I'm excited about that! I'm going to learn to be funny with Steve Martin soon. Haha.

I finished filling a sketchbook that I started in 2015. Finally! I'm so happy to start new sketchbooks, too. I've started two. I put stickers all over one of the covers which probably makes it look ugly, but that's my thing. From sophisticated to shabby in five minutes!

This is the one I just finished. It already has a picture on it, so I didn't cover it with stickers. It's cute and from one of the bookstores that closed up in our area. Borders or Barnes and Noble. *sniff* So sad.


This is one of the first drawings I did in it and it's the funniest. That's a guy I saw on the internet. So fun to draw!


I'll leave you with some laughs of people botching English translations on www.engrish.com. The first one is my favorite. I love Lord of the Rings!


Ouch!


For zombies on a diet.


What are you celebrating?


This is a blog hop hosted by Lexa Cain and co-hosted by L.G. Keltner and Tonja Drecker. Please be so kind as to visit their blogs and participating blogs listed below. Thank you!


Lexa Cain @ http://lexacain.blogspot.com/


L.G. Keltner @ Writing Off The Edge Tonja Drecker @ Kidbits Blog
1.Lexa Cain2.Fiction and Film
3.Writing Off the Edge4.Kidbits
5.TheCyborgMom6.Thoughts and Ideas from Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
7.Intentional Insights with S. Kelley Harrell8.Constantine
9.My Miracle Life10.Writing, Reading, and the Pursuit of Dreams
11.Lara Lacombe12.TF Walsh
13.Life, Yoga and Other Adventures14.Suzanne Furness
15.Elizabeth Seckman16.Avalon
17.My Baffling Brain18.Planet Kimberly
19.Shah Wharton20.Victorian Scribbles
21.Tanya Miranda22.Ann - A Friend of Jesus 2013
23.Special Teaching At Pempi's Palace24.Square Pegs
25.Patricia's Place26.Anne Higa
27.My Antimatter Life28.Bouquet of Books
29.Lightravellerkate30.Curious As A Cathy
31.Glennie's Random Ramblings32.In My Own Words
33.Tamara Narayan, Author34.My Creatively Random Life
35.Yvonne Ventresca36.On Becoming a Writer
37.Decadent Kane38.Stacy Uncorked
39.Sharon Himsl--Shells, Tales & Sails40.Cloud Nine Girl
41.Our Simple Life42.Our Prime Years
43.Allison Bruning

Creative Every Day - Drawing of my cousin, Comment on Hilary Knight


This is a drawing of one of my cousins from the 1970s. I was practicing hairstyles of the era.


My friend just told me about a documentary of Hilary Knight, the illustrator of Eloise written by Kay Thompson. I love his drawings! It's so sad that the author and her family didn't treat him so well. I really have to watch this documentary. My friend said that the author blocked him from legally drawing her character until her estate let him. After she died, her family wanted him to make changes that he didn't want to make, so they fired him. It seems like artists are always crapped on. It's disheartening how selfish and petty people are.

According to my friend, Hilary Knight is still alive! Wow! I really need to look him up to see what he has drawn lately. I refer to his Eloise drawings a lot in hopes that I will learn something from them. The man's got skills!

I hope you have a creative day!

Below are the participants of this blog hop. Please visit their blogs. If you would like to be creative with us, go to http://creativeeveryday.com/creative-every-day-challenge to sign up.

1.Leah13.Coffee25.Simonewolthuis
2.Charissa Rate14.Kristin Dudish26.Su- sieee! Mac
3.Annie15.Sherry27.Allison
4.Diana16.Lille Diane 28.bluesun
5.Colleen 17.CREATE WITH JOY 29.Mascha
6.Nature Footstep Photoart18.Faydra Jones30.Latisha
7.Nature Footstep Art19.Amyfrattolicsw@ gmail. com31.Virginia L Small
8.Garrisonjames20.amanda jessie coates32.Mary
9.Karen21.maron33.Sherry
10.Sharon- The Moxie Rabbit22.Sharon- The Moxie Rabbit34.Kimberly Robello
11.Susan Carol23.Simone Wolthuis35.You're next!
12.Jenna 24.Simone Wolthuis

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Creative Every Day - Cute Doll Painting


Here is my completed painting of my friend's doll:


She turned out so cute!

I used Copic markers for the skin. The rest is watercolor.

I watched a few lessons of Judy Blume's Masterclass. She cries at the drop of a dime because she's an emotional and passionate person. I was crying along with her.

I hope you had a creative day!

Below are the participants of this blog hop. Please visit their blogs. If you would like to be creative with us, go to http://creativeeveryday.com/creative-every-day-challenge to sign up.

1.Leah13.Coffee25.Simonewolthuis
2.Charissa Rate14.Kristin Dudish26.Su- sieee! Mac
3.Annie15.Sherry27.Allison
4.Diana16.Lille Diane 28.bluesun
5.Colleen 17.CREATE WITH JOY 29.Mascha
6.Nature Footstep Photoart18.Faydra Jones30.Latisha
7.Nature Footstep Art19.Amyfrattolicsw@ gmail. com31.Virginia L Small
8.Garrisonjames20.amanda jessie coates32.Mary
9.Karen21.maron33.Sherry
10.Sharon- The Moxie Rabbit22.Sharon- The Moxie Rabbit34.Kimberly Robello
11.Susan Carol23.Simone Wolthuis35.You're next!
12.Jenna 24.Simone Wolthuis

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Creative Every Day - Character Comparison Sketches


This morning I finished watching R.L. Stine's Masterclass and started Judy Blume's Masterclass. Stine's was 27 parts long. I watched Judy Blume's video for 3 hours today, but I'm not even halfway done. While I was watching her videos, I did my drawings for Creative Every Day. I didn't know she was such an emotional person! That's how she can get those emotions into her characters.

I'm still working on designs for my comic characters. I still haven't found this character yet. When I see her, I will know. This one looks a little too tough and tomboyish to me which doesn't match my character. The pen I used was too thick, so it changed the look. I like the original sketch better.

I just know this character is going to be blonde with blue eyes. I don't know about the hair, yet. Long or short. Not sure. If this doesn't work out, I'm going to draw her more like Audrey Tautou of Amélie. I sort of picture her in my head, but the picture isn't clear. That's why my sketches of her are not clear yet. She's in there. I just have to get her out.





I hope you had a creative day!

Below are the participants of this blog hop. Please visit their blogs. If you would like to be creative with us, go to http://creativeeveryday.com/creative-every-day-challenge to sign up.

1.Leah13.Coffee25.Simonewolthuis
2.Charissa Rate14.Kristin Dudish26.Su- sieee! Mac
3.Annie15.Sherry27.Allison
4.Diana16.Lille Diane 28.bluesun
5.Colleen 17.CREATE WITH JOY 29.Mascha
6.Nature Footstep Photoart18.Faydra Jones30.Latisha
7.Nature Footstep Art19.Amyfrattolicsw@ gmail. com31.Virginia L Small
8.Garrisonjames20.amanda jessie coates32.Mary
9.Karen21.maron33.Sherry
10.Sharon- The Moxie Rabbit22.Sharon- The Moxie Rabbit34.Kimberly Robello
11.Susan Carol23.Simone Wolthuis35.You're next!
12.Jenna 24.Simone Wolthuis

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Random Tuesday Thoughts Rebel - Mother's Day

For Mother's Day, I thought about where I wanted to eat. I was going to choose Indian food, but we eat Indian food every month if not twice a month. So, I thought El Torito brunch buffet which is amazing! I remember waiting for a long time to be seated one Mother's Day because everyone wants to eat there, so that was a no.

I chose the haunted Old Spaghetti Factory because I love their gluten free pasta. My youngest son and I tried the cotton candy limeade. It came with blue cotton candy on the straw! How fun!

I tried to draw an elderly lady at the next table, but I'm not used to drawing older people so of course my drawing sucked. It's hard to draw in public without the person or the person's family and friends noticing, so I had to just glance at her and memorize her face. Maybe that's why my drawing didn't turn out so good.

After that, I was so sleepy! I didn't want to go anywhere else but home to take a nap. I think I took a 3-hour nap! I usually don't have time to take naps! Since I wasn't doing any cooking or cleaning, I was able to take advantage of some sleep time.

When I woke up, I found my husband sleeping as well. lol After he woke up, we went to dinner at The Original Thai BBQ a couple of cities over. Their spare ribs and shrimp rice with honey sauce is so good! We probably go there once a year and order the same dish every time. It's the best thing on the menu. It's in Cerritos and Glendale in California. I had a Thai iced coffee which did not keep me awake at night because I was tired again really early despite taking a nap as well.

My kids made me this card:

My older son did a good job at drawing Moomin! I thought he might have traced it, but he didn't. I have gotten into Moomin a lot lately.

My younger son drew the heart coming out of the pea shooter from the Plants vs. Zombies game. It was so touching! I used to play that game, but in the game it shoots peas, not hearts. I thought it was a sweet thing to draw coming out of the pea shooter.

My mom didn't want to get together for Mother's Day because we're going to see her for her birthday next weekend.

We had breakfast on Sat. with my husband's mom and partner. We went to Bob's Hawaiian Style restaurant which is close to her house. They had something that all of us could eat with all of our dietary restrictions. Not the healthiest food, so it was delicious!

Creative Every Day - Girl in Red China Marker



I was watching and listening to R. L. Stine's Masterclass as I drew today's post for Creative Every Day. Stine wrote the Goosebumps books. He's hilarious. His first passion was writing humor and it shows.

So, I was drawing this and taking notes on the lecture at the same time. I wanted to draw in color today, so I picked up a red China marker that my uncle gave me when he was cleaning his house. lol I love other people's art junk, I mean supplies, they don't want.



I hope you had a creative day!

Below are the participants of this blog hop. Please visit their blogs. If you would like to be creative with us, go to http://creativeeveryday.com/creative-every-day-challenge to sign up.

1.Leah13.Coffee25.Simonewolthuis
2.Charissa Rate14.Kristin Dudish26.Su- sieee! Mac
3.Annie15.Sherry27.Allison
4.Diana16.Lille Diane 28.bluesun
5.Colleen 17.CREATE WITH JOY 29.Mascha
6.Nature Footstep Photoart18.Faydra Jones30.Latisha
7.Nature Footstep Art19.Amyfrattolicsw@ gmail. com31.Virginia L Small
8.Garrisonjames20.amanda jessie coates32.Mary
9.Karen21.maron33.Sherry
10.Sharon- The Moxie Rabbit22.Sharon- The Moxie Rabbit34.Kimberly Robello
11.Susan Carol23.Simone Wolthuis35.You're next!
12.Jenna 24.Simone Wolthuis