Tuesday, June 26, 2012

#93 Draws

Welcome back y'all!  I know it's been a while.  THIS is my sketchbook tumblr page, where I actually tend to update it every day. Although I'm still more of a blogger gal, you'll see most everything shown on this site and more. Just a heads up for those of you tired of my scattered updates ;)

New massacre in Syria reported, 100 dead

There were unconfirmed reports of a massacre in Syria June 6. The reports said dozens of civilians in a village near Hama were slain by pro-government militias Wednesday afternoon.
Well that's kind of depressing...let's lighten it up!
facial expressions

I've found that I did not bring a pencil on this vacation... ah no harm done. I can't get enough of pens!
This is Mittens.

Some more gestural kind of stuff

This is Marley.
Trying out some  watercolors.  Really cheap ones, but still nice color studies.

Just to let you know, I'm currently working on a follow up piece to Christian Bale/American Psycho.

It's another "narrative portrait" done in a similar style.  I am super psyched about this process.   Currently, this project is on hold because of some vacation time... but should get rolling again once I get back home.  Same for my Mondokio internship.

I don't know how to give you a hint as to who I'm doing without completely giving it away... so I'll just leave this here...

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

#92 Updates overdue

So of course I'll be updating you on the internship political drawings, but also give you some projects which I've been meaning to update you on.

Recently reappointed Putin visits comrades to tighten key alliances

Vladimir Putin has already made a lightning trip to Germany and France but will symbolically be visiting Beijing before the United States.
(On a scary side note. Mr. Putin is rumored to have recently R&Ded a new weapon that targets victims central nervous system, causing a lobotomized like state. Yeah! Technology!)

Queen Elizabeth concludes Jubilee

with rare address
Queen Elizabeth II wraps up four days of diamond jubilee celebrations but without her husband Prince Philip who was recently hospitalized.

Some symbols I did for the Arnold Sports Festival.  I'm rather proud of some of these!

A watercolor.

Experimenting with guash!  I painted this as if it were an oil painting. lol

Friday, June 1, 2012

#91 Bringin the news!

I've been 'interning' at an online "newspaper" of sorts, Mondokio.
I certainly have learned a lot in only the couple weeks that have passed!  I have to really consider my time limit and medium I'm using to create the look I want.  It's been hard for some of these because I'm accustomed to spending a week at least on  illustrations, soooo less than a day been an adjustment! haha also, they have to be in black and white.

I've been doing illustrations for them every other day, so practice has been forcing it's way into my life.

True Iranian oil production at odds with reports

Organizations such as OPEC are finding results that are not in line with the amount of oil the Iran said was being produced in country.

Hollande and Obama agree to Afghan war timetable 

In his first visit to the Oval Office, French President Francois Hollande declared he will withdraw all French combat troops from Afghanistan by year’s end, making clear to President Barack Obama the timeline for ending the U.S.-led war.

A new era of spaceflight begins with SpaceX Dragon's launch

A first-of-its-kind commercial supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station, opening a new era of dollar-driven spaceflight.

Hillary Clinton: US Hacked al-Qaida sites in Yemen

The State Department has launched a different sort of raid against al-Qaida. hacking into tribal websites and replacing al-Qaida propaganda that bragged about killing Americans.

Brazilian president vetoes controversial land-use bill

Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff vetoed part of a land-use bill that included articles granting amnesty for people who threatened the Amazon region and threatened preserved forest areas.

At least 108 Syrian civillians massacred in Houla on Friday

The Russian Foreign Minister made it clear that Russia also holds armed rebels responsible for much of the violence that appears to have escalated in recent days.

Romney secures Republican party candidacy

Romney gained at least 88 delegates in the Texas primary, bringing his total past the 1,144 delegates needed to win the nomination, according to an Associated Press count.

Judge declares mistrial in John Edwards case
The North Carolina panel found former U.S. presidential candidate John Edwards guilty on one of six charges of campaign fund misuse, but the judge declared a mistrial when they could not come to an agreement about the other five charges.
LOTS more illustrations aaaaand different techniques to come!!! It's too much fun ;)