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Folded Flower?

Walking by the hospital the other day I saw these 5-petaled flowers and thought, “I should try to draw one.” Wish I had taken a picture or at least stopped walking long enough to really look at them. But if you stand back and squint at this picture, that’s what they looked like.

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I’m Board(s)

I skipped the pen step tonight because I wanted to get this uploaded before midnight. It might behoove me to start earlier in the day and not wait until 11:30 at night.

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Rocket with a Window

I think I need to spend more than 10 minutes or so trying to draw. In fact, instead of drawing a picture a day, I should modify that to something like draw for 30 minutes a day, culminating in a picture.

Anyway, here is today’s picture and this time I played around using crosshatching for shading. I think I’ll poke at that some more later.

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Retro Lady

If I hadn’t committed to posting a drawing every day, I wouldn’t put this up here. I’m unhappy with it. So, why don’t I just toss it and try again? Because that would feel like cheating. 🙂
I bought a book a while back about drawing retro cartoon characters, and then proceeded to misplace the book. But I used the “look inside” feature on Amazon and saw this picture and decided to try it.

I’m sure it would be perfect if I had the actual book in my hands. Really.

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Art Game Development

Beating the Ego

I hear people say all the time, “I want to be a game developer! What do I need to do?”

My answer is always the same — if you want to be a game developer, make a game! You don’t need permission from anybody, and the information on how to do it is out there. And don’t worry if your first game (or 10) are horrible, that’s part of the process.

I’m not sure why I never took my advice when it comes to art work. I’ve always wanted to be an artist (sometime maybe I’ll tell you the story of me and my smock and my art studio when I was 10 years old), but figured I needed to go to school or something before I could do that.

I am planning on taking art courses starting this fall at UAA, but I decided to get started and draw something every day between now and then. Just something small. And I’m going to post it on my blog just to get used to the humiliation. Or rather, to try and get to the point where I just don’t care. 🙂

So attached to this post is my first drawing. Yes, I know his shoes are too big. And I know his face has very little detail. And on and on. But, I drew something today. So I win.