Thursday, November 25, 2010

I like turtles

I wanted to finish up with yesterday's post but it wasn't working so I decided to try something else, something different and paint it with colours this time around. This took about 3 hours. Still got some more to do yet.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Some Bird Doodle

Ahhh finally the fun comes back. A work in progress.

I'm starting to realise that this is the way I gotta draw from now on as I had minimal frustrations with this process. Gotta throw in some of the scrying process into the mix as well. Then drawing on top of that to solidify your shapes and so on instead of the other way around, which can look screwy at times. At least that's how it seems to work for me... =S

Friday, November 12, 2010

Partial Scrying of a Snailien

After spending the entire day drawing with fruitless results, I get this one when I have given up all expectations and decided to scribble a bit before going to bed that night. I love how my muse shows up whenever I'm tired. I was looking at a towel and saw this drawing on it. Stared at it for awhile to memorise it, then drew it from memory.

Some days it comes easy, but most days it's a struggle. A never ending battle against the tyrant Ego. Sometimes you gotta bore it to death in order for it to leave you alone so that the right brain can come out to play. Or in this case, too tired to even stay awake that the Ego had already fallen asleep.

And the process will repeat itself all over again. Gotta keep on keeping on.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Slow Days

Just a quick sketchy sketch of some Snailiens.

Saturday, November 6, 2010


Keeping the whole page to a dragon theme of sorts, as inspired by the artwork from "How To Tame a Dragon" from dreamworks.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Something fishy again

Finally got back to scrying again. This one was off a towel. The textures of the towel suggested the lines and the shadows of the folds suggested the shapes.

It was a tricky session as the shapes were very subtle. It seemed to change shape every time I look back at the towel. To avoid losing track of it, I had to rely on blind contour drawing to get most of it done, really slow. Once I got the segments down I look back at the drawing to fix it up.

The uncoloured parts is the throne where the king sits which also was in the shape of the fish but with wires and tubes at the back, as if its inside a spaceship or something.

Fish hats remind me of mythology all over again, about Sumerian priests wearing fish hats, Oannes as one of the Fisher Kings, dogon tribes meeting fish-like aliens that taught civilisation everything it knew, as well as the Jesus fish symbol which to my theory represents the Age of Pisces that it was in.

Hats of fish, before that, of bison. And the last post was a cat fish creature (either pirate or fisherman) as well. Other than that, I have no idea how to interpret this information. Oh well, not going to overthink it. =P

Monday, November 1, 2010

Fishy Mcfish

Nothing fancy, used references to warm up with, at least for the fish head.