Finished Marill

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I finished this a couple of days ago. I didn’t want to just post some phone pics of it so it took a couple days to get the opportunity to take some nicer pictures. I had fun doing this one. Some parts were a little frustrating while others turned out really nice. I mentioned in the previous post that I like doing pokemon drawings because they are simple designs that are easy to customize. I picked this guy because my colored pencil collection is still a bit weak. I have the blues all covered and that is the Marill’s main color. It was able to expand my greys and then start my reds. I am still getting a feel for the pencils and the larger areas of blue proved to be more of a challenge. I was anticipating this which was why I started with the snake-like Dratini. I am still thoroughly impressed with the quality of these pencils. Even in the places the drawing became...

Booze Post

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I have established that I like beer. I mentioned last year that I gave in and tried some seasonal pumpkin beers. That didn’t turn out too bad. There were a few that were, to quote “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious,” “quite atrocious,” but most weren’t too bad.Now that a new season is upon us, I’ve decided to start tasting the seasonals. I fell in love with a seasonal beer along time ago and had my heart broken. It was an Irish stout called Snake Chaser. I would look for it every St. Patrick’s Day and every year it would be in fewer and fewer stores. Now I own a pint glass for a beer that no longer exists. I’ve tried to find a replacement but none have filled that particular hole. Since then I tend to stick to things that are more reliable, but sometimes variety is nice. Now that the Spring seasonals are coming out I thought...

Origami Saturday – Princess and the Frog

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“Lousy Smarch weather…” Homer J SimpsonSaturday was lousy. We try to keep busy. During the winter we often go to Milwaukee’s Public Museum. We get a membership so visiting doesn’t cost anything (at least at the time) and it allows the girls to run around while looking at things and being mentally stimulated. The only problem is our membership always seems to expire around the end of January. We usually don’t renew it until the following Fall because we also have a Zoo membership. We go to the Zoo all the time. Saturday was horrid. The temp was just above freezing and it was lightly raining or misting all day long. The zoo is great for just about any weather with the exception of that. So we took the kids to the mall. The girls like to eat at Red Robin so we often take them there for lunch, partake in an alcoholic beverage and then let the kids...

Dragonair Drawing

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I have been coveting high-quality colored pencils for some time now. When I was in high school my teacher loaned me a set of colored pencils that were amazing and amazingly expensive. I used them over a break, probably Spring Break, but I can’t remember which now. Since using them I have always wanted a set. Every now and again I will be at the art supply store and I will eye those pencils but the basic set is about $150 and I cannot just drop that kind of dough on some pencils. I have a mortgage. Lo and behold, there is a store that sells them individually. Sure they are more expensive in the long run but this way I can slowly build a collection and if they are not as good as I remember I didn’t waste too much money. I started with blues. That is the other problem, I want ALL the spectrum. I want white, light blue, sky blue, cerulean blue, ultramarine blue, cobalt blue,...

Finished Drawing

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Still doing line-work. This is a bit of a throw back for me. Young and dumb… well I suppose the dumb still applies. It has been a while since I used this “handle” and now I just find it cringe inducing. I’m trying to keep busy though which is the important part.I really just wanted to work on the background but wanted to put something in front that was simple yet interesting. I used to work on lettering for hours with no real results so I gave up on it. Now that I’ve been focusing on developing simple textures and lines I thought I would go back and apply that to my lettering. All-in-all I am happy with the result if not embarrassed by the content.So as you can tell I’m very focused on process right now. I think that is both a good thing and a bad thing. I think I’m focused on process as a means to let myself do silly or bad drawings. I have a...

Beer Talk

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Just look at that beauty. I have discovered a new cooler at my local liquor store. I primarily focus on micro-brews and specifically Wisconsin micro-brews but the cooler I’ve been exploring lately has imports. Honestly, I don’t know enough about import beers. I’ve heard rumors that there are no “true” import beers in America. There are foreign recipes that are then brewed here which is why our Guinness doesn’t taste like the real thing, but that could be totally wrong……OK, I’m back. Just did some fruitless research and I still know no more about importing beer. Anyway, this new cooler has some interesting new options. I was going to a friend’s house for an evening of drinking and Dungeons & Dragons so when I saw this I knew it just had to be.All-in-all it wasn’t bad. The alcohol content was pretty high so it was a...