A while back I posted some progress pictures of a piece of art, four Horses of the Apocalypse, I was working on for someone. I realized today that I never posted the final product. I was working off of a photo my mom found on the internet, but the I kind of gave myself artistic license with the colors. XD
It turned out okay, but I am pretty critical about my artwork and I can almost always find something I could have done better. For instance, the colors on this one aren’t blended nearly as well as “Rosie.” And these are just photos of a drawing (I don’t have any of that high tech scanner stuff 😉 ) but I guess as long as my mom is happy with it (and I don’t have to look at it all the time), it’s all good.
Four horses of the apocalypse (without the horsemen. ) Commission is in quotes, because it implies I am getting paid. Haha! I am doing this one for my mom, at her request. Pencil and Prismacolor. I am almost out of black pencil.
I did a small felt tip, pencil, and Prismacolor for my friend’s daughter’s room, a reproduction of the Shel SIlverstein’s poem “Hug O’ War” and accompanying artwork. Tried to emulate the squiggly style of the original art as best I could (was actually some work!)
My little girl loves My Little Ponies: Friendship is Magic, so I decided I’d draw up some custom ponies for her. These ponies will be based on the current art style of MLP:FIM, but I wanted to do some more…cutting edge ponies, with my own themes and “cutie mark” ideas.
Now, I debut my first pass at the Daryl Dixon Pony. This female little pony is complete with Daryl’s trademark casually messy hair, crossbow, “ear” necklace… And I added some fingerless gloves (ponies don’t have fingers anyway 😉 )a biohazard “cutie mark.”
My dear long distance friend Dianda lost the family furbaby a short while ago.
You can read about Rosie here. I really love this pic of Rosie all stretched out, so I decided to do a portrait of her for D.
Rosie (photo: Cats & Co.)
I haven’t got to do much art lately due to time constraints, other priorities, my two year old’s penchant for stealing my art supplies… Sometimes I worry I’m too out of practice, so I am pretty pleased with how the portrait is going so far. And a little bit afraid of messing it up.
I’ll post the final whenever it’s done. I initially wanted it to be a surprise for D, but I was too excited when it started to look good, and who knows when I’ll feel like I’m finished with it.
When I go home for Christmas, I wanna get my arm worked on, working towards a half-sleeve. This is what I have there now. Kinda hard to see, but it’s a raven on a crescent moon, under a willowy tree. One artist started the tat, and worked on it twice. I decided two chances was enough, cuz he couldn’t quite get it how I liked it. A guy I used to date who tattoos practically begged me to let him “fix it.” He added all the color and swirly clouds and tree roots and stuff, but there wasn’t much he could do to bring the bird out anymore.
Anyway, I had a visit from the insomnia monster last night. SO much stuff going on in my mind– sorrow over the recent school shooting, the song “Thomas,” by A Perfect Circle (my love of Maynard should be well documented by now,) and ideas for tattoos… I was sad but anxious and excited. My stomach was upset, which is not uncommon if I get too anxious… so at about two in the morning, I ended up sitting on my living room floor, hubby asleep on the couch behind me, listening to A Perfect Circle and drawing. I don’t get to draw much anymore. I have a LOT of activities I’m interested in- writing, drawing, volleyball- and I have a two year old. Some things are bound to get neglected, and it seems like my drawing is one of them (so is housework 😀 )
So, without further…pontification… this is what I came up with last night/this morning. I’d like the whole half-sleeve to be a raven motif.
Sorry for the poor picture quality, but if I can get in touch with my artist, give him this idea, and then let him freehand the rest, it’ll look badass!
And now, for your musical enrichment and listening enjoyment, “Thomas”:
The male phase of “The Art Project…” This was the first attempt, and I am pretty pleased with it. I messed up the left hand but I am hoping to still be able to use this one. I still having gotten a final product for the female with which both I and my friend who commissioned this project are happy.