My body’s a temple but nothing is simple

I have NOT been having migraines, knock on wood, but I was thinking about this:

Life is very stressful right now. I am doing my best and failing.

There are moments in the night

Vacation comics!




I’m falling upstairs to meet you

More life drawing sketches! Heed me: this is NSFW.

I am SO GLAD we are organizing monthly life drawing sessions. I have a woman’s body, right? But drawing a woman’s body last night made me realize several things that are going to help me draw women more accurately from now on. I have realizations like that every time I draw people from life.
If you are an artist, but you can’t take a figure drawing class for whatever reason, search around your city for drop-in sessions you can join. In Portland we have Hipbone, The Canvas, and countless bars and cafes that do regular life drawing nights.

ON TO THE NUDES







Right around here, Ben Dewey recommended I focus on contour shading with my extra time. I said “Yes, Sensei,” and broke out some blue lead so I could get my messy sketch of the model down first, then go in with pencil for neat lines and add shadow onto a cleaner drawing:


Momentum, for the sake of momentum

I went to a life drawing session tonight! It’s so good for me–I’m going to try and go monthly. Eventually, I will be able to draw men!
Check out Joëlle Jones’ sketches from the same session! Dzamn!




^The upper right sketch is my favorite :)




So far she hasn’t run, though I swear she’s had her moments

Karate Comics, for funsies:



She loved that man who died here yesterday

Sketch dump!

The man in black from LOST. I love this actor’s face.

I loved Tangled and the character Rapunzel, but her design kind of terrifies me in some shots. It’s like, her eyes are so big I feel claustrophobic when there’s a close-up.


I really want to do a pin-up along these lines of Buffy with the BAMF axe. The truth is, Jo Chen already nailed it (below), but it’s too fun to not attempt myself.


Anastasia~


Random OCs.

I like this silhouette for spring–blouse tucked into floofy skirt.

Pushing atoms around

Sketch time with Whiskers, the family’s 17-year-old cat:

Don’t let me down

Fun times on family vacation: cute cousins galore!

Oh I’m hoping you’ll understand

Reese Witherspoon sketches:


She has a difficult face to draw ;__;

I love you more than words could say

Practiced drawing my Over the Surface characters during my wonderful, lazy Thanksgiving holiday:


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