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05 July 2017 @ 08:24 pm
Fear in the works  
So today was a good day. I can't remember much at the moment because I have a headache. But first I helped Chris clean the inside of his truck and finally put in the new seat covers I got him as a gift ages ago. It's so much nicer in there now. I guess today's mostly been a slow day. I finally started to work on some new art but what was supposed to be something pretty simple and fast became complex which is so typical of my stuff. I was concentrating so hard that I gave myself a headache. Here's what I have so far.

This is from one of my travel sketches. I knew drawing the river would be the hardest thing so I started with that and then I decided to draw rocks. I don't do well with 100% digital so I did draw the first one that way. Or painted it. But I couldn't visualize the shapes. I'm an illustrator so I have to have line art or I don't know what I'm doing. So I drew some shapes and will color under them. So those black lines are just guide lines and then I have to draw the waves and reflections. And then I'm still not done. I have to draw more rocks on land, grass, bushes and trees because Fear is in a forest. And once I'm done with that I get to color him which will be the most fun thing. So much for fast and easy.
actipton80actipton80 on July 6th, 2017 01:05 am (UTC)
Is he relaxing by a river like the one near the bad hotel in NY? I loved those pics you took of that river.
Desthagirion on July 6th, 2017 11:14 am (UTC)
Yes. This was drawn when I first arrived in Georgia. It is inspired by all the cute creeks and rivers there. I loved that river. Hadn't been by a river that big in a while on foot.
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Desthagirion on July 6th, 2017 11:17 am (UTC)
Thanks. I wasn't sure if I liked that rock at first. I need to pain all of them before I decide if I like them or not. I love his expression too. There are times when he does not look scary. Well when his mouth is closed and he has no angry expression is it. But as soon as he opens his mouth even if he smiles or said something nice he'd be scary again. Yes I thought he was the perfect one to show how I felt when I was there.
Oh wow cool. Thank you. I'm sure it will be very nice and I am looking forward to seeing it. I still don't know what I want to do that day. I need to figure it out. Oh yes her birthday is coming up soon. I don't know what I can do for her this year.
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Des: Henriettathagirion on July 6th, 2017 11:56 am (UTC)
He has a certain elegance when he's not scary and has his mouth closed. I like that about him. There's no need to be scary when he's alone or to be talking so he's like this. As an INTP if he's alone he'd be calm, and thinking a lot. All in his head.

That's fine. Enjoy your day today.
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Des: Fear Wickedthagirion on July 6th, 2017 07:12 pm (UTC)
Aw thanks. I'm glad you think he's elegant all the time. He does have a certain charm about him.
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Desthagirion on July 6th, 2017 11:19 am (UTC)
This almost always seems to happen to me when I want to draw an "easy" piece. I just see all these empty spots and want to fill them in. I think once the forest is in it will really set the mood and make this very interesting. His seats are much better now. The old ones were all ripped up.
gamma_wings on July 7th, 2017 06:57 pm (UTC)
Ah I remember seeing this sketch, he is looking very nice and relaxed here. I do like how you drew the rocks, I think they'll look awesome once you add in the water to the stream. I always saw this art having nice golden dappled light for some reason especially when I saw the sketch with the forest.
Des: Fear Wickedthagirion on July 7th, 2017 07:44 pm (UTC)
Yes he's quite happy to be in such a beautiful place. Thanks. Once those rocks are done this should become a lot easier. Well I hope. Water is always hard too so we'll see. I will definitely use my photos of my aunt's yard as a reference for coloring this. Yes I hope to have sun light filtering through the leaves if I can get some leaves to show. The forest will be there in the background.