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16 April 2013 @ 09:34 am
Got stuck  
I got really annoyed yesterday. I finally finished inking Summer's Rain. So many annoying scales on the viper head. I was so looking forward to starting the "Much easier" coloring. Well I started to add the waves to the ocean and they suck. The scales were tedious and hard, but I was capable of making them. I suck a painting and digital painting is no different. I've read tutorials, and asked other artists questions but nothing helps. They look like crap. I need someone physically here to show me how. I remembered feeling this way when I tried to make the mountain for my dinosaur background and also couldn't do it. I'm starting to think mountains and stormy waves are the same technique. I tried different techniques. One did work better than all the others but it still sucks. This pic may have a crappy background just because I need to finish it. I'm disappointed really because I envision it so majestic and powerful, and the background is just as important as the characters. I feel a little defeated but I am not giving up. I probably won't work on it until later and try to do some fun pieces instead to get my energy back.

This morning I started painting Sorath on the post outside and he's coming along very nicely. I stopped around 9am because the sun was directly on my back and getting too hot to work directly in it. I will probably work on him again this evening. I can't wait to get the whole thing covered in my art. It will be nice. I can't find my black paint tube though. It's got to be around somewhere.

The AC guy came out yesterday and refilled our freon. Yay! It works again and feels so nice. Now I'm ready to face the heat of Spring and Summer.

EDIT: Two more budgies done. Angry and Worried.

Current Mood: Aggravated
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kabuldur: Asterkabuldur on April 17th, 2013 10:39 am (UTC)
Again, tow great budgie expressions!

That must be exasperating with your background. I know what that is like with art.

Are you going to film you new post sometime? It will look awesome.

I'm glad you have now got comfort back in your home.
Desthagirion on April 17th, 2013 11:49 am (UTC)
Thanks. These budgies are easy to make.
Yeah, it's been a few days now and it's really stressing me out that I can't get the background to work.
Yeah, I really am behind on my youtube and need to film stuff. Perhaps today.
Yes, it's so nice to have cool air again.
Cheezey: Sunflowercheezey on April 17th, 2013 11:50 am (UTC)
Aww! Your budgie icons are really cute. Angry budgie looks like he's going to bite your finger off.

I'm sure it's nice to have the AC back. Even up here we've had to run it a couple of days, so I'm sure it's brutal down there.
Des: Purple Coneflowerthagirion on April 17th, 2013 07:33 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Hehe, yeah love that angry budgie.

Yeah it's reaching 90 now which is never good. It would be ideal if temps stayed in the lower to mid 80's.

Hey good to see you again.
actipton80actipton80 on April 17th, 2013 06:29 pm (UTC)
You will figure it out. You did for the mountain.

Angry budgie is funny. Nigel really does look like that when he's mad at me. Those are cute.
Des: Budgiesthagirion on April 17th, 2013 07:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks. Actually, I never finished that mountain. But I will keep at it. I'm going to try just drawing in the waves then inking. It sets me back to the inking stage but this may be the way for me to go.

I love that angry budgie. Haha, yeah I can just see the expression on them. I'm glad I decided not to put teeth on her.
Calzephyrcalzephyr77 on April 18th, 2013 12:54 am (UTC)
I love angry! That is spot on :)
Des: Thank Youthagirion on April 18th, 2013 02:51 am (UTC)
Thanks. That's my favorite one too.