Added 1 new A* page:I meant to have another sketch of another photo of that gym ad model done today, and I actually did not just one, but four! But they were all pretty bad. Actually the first three were downright apocalyptically awful, and then I lowered my drawing table back down to a more horizontal level like it was when I did yesterday's sketch, and then the fourth sketch magically came out better--it had all the major facial features complete in their approximate correct locations--and I thought I'd go with it, but looking at it now...it's still pretty ugly. :P So it goes in the bin! At least I've learned to keep my drawing table closer to the horizontal. :P Maybe I'll take another shot at sketching that photo next week.|
I do though have this scintillating photo I took of working on today's A* page, having just masked off the non-video-screen part of the page so that I could spatter some white ink stars onto the screen part:
A friend gave me a pad of this tracing paper some weeks back, and I had no idea what I was going to do with it, but then I realized it makes delineating the shapes of ink spatter masks much easier! I just put the tracing paper over the page, draw where the edges of the mask(s) need to go to on top of the tracing paper with a marker, then cut it out with scissors, and voila. Way easier to see through and find the edges with than regular paper. :D
I'm not sure why I drew those big eh curvy things on the top of the chair Selenis is sitting in in today's A* page, BUT earlier this evening a friend and I somehow ended up looking through the artwork for angel cards in that so-popular Magic: The Gathering trading card game--which I have never played; it seems highly technical! and expensive! :o--to verify our supposition that those heathen artists they get to do the card art tend to depict angels as unusually attractive young women. And upon researching the topic, this does indeed appear to be the case! >_> Man, that's a good Friday night right there. Anyway, I wonder if that subconsciously influenced the funky wingy design of this chair back. :P They *did* seem to add some majesty to the thing!