Listening to the audiobooks of the Alanna novels by Tamora Pierce is very inspiring at the gym.
Drawing, digital painting, and other doodly things.
I can’t stop testing out new doodling apps for the iPad. This is the latest, called LiveSketch.
I really need to get back into the habit of drawing more often. Back in high school, I spent 6 hours a week doing art because I was in Visual Arts Conservatory. Some days it sucked pretty hard, but most days it was like therapy. It’d be nice to set aside a few hours everyday [...]
I hate it when I have writing ideas and I’m motivated to write, but it’s nighttime and all I want to do is sleep. Being a morning person means that by 10PM, I have been awake for 16 hours. Vampire, I ain’t. Now if only my brain would comply and give me ideas first thing [...]
My parents gave me an iPad for Christmas, so naturally I’ve been going a little app crazy. Discovered Sketchbook, which is a pretty decent drawing/painting app, except for the fact that drawing with a fingertip is hard! I haven’t done that since preschool!
You can tell when I’m unable to write when a ton of drawings start cropping up instead. I recently got both Adobe Photoshop CS5 and Corel Painter 12 and have been experimenting with both. I find it easier to sketch/ink in Photoshop, but easier to colour in Painter. I was trying out the “Real Watercolour” [...]
A kiss between two of my characters from a story I’m writing. (I haven’t gotten to the kiss yet.) I’m not entirely pleased with how this one turned out; I may redo it later. Yay for digital art! I think I’ve finally started to get the hang of drawing directly in Photoshop, instead of sketching [...]
This weekend I wrote 3600 words of Victorian porn and then illustrated it. (Seriously though, I was blushing hard as I wrote it. And nothing more unchaste than hand-holding happens!)
What I Did On My Summer Holidays, a doodle-essay by S. Jae-Jones This is pretty much my dream come true. Some day the Doctor will show up in his TARDIS and whisk me, Bear, and White-Harp away on adventures across time and space. Also, I needed a new desktop background, so I drew one.
I’ve been working on a drawing commission for a friend of mine this weekend, and usually I have something else on the telly to focus on while I work and of course, I’ve been watching Doctor Who Confidential. And honestly, I had to jot off this quick doodle because seriously…David Tennant’s hair is truly mesmerizing.