I first drew these battleships back in 2015 and haven’t forgotten about them. (Though a lot has happened in the last almost six years since i first got them down in my sketchbook.
For the last month or so I’ve been trying to paint more. Mostly digital.
I knew I wanted to tackle these giant, exaggerated, battleship like structures in paint.
I didn’t quite grasp the energy of the sketch, but it’s a start.
you can see where little guy took the scissors to the bottom of the page
here’s a shot of the work in progress
honestly im not sure which version i like more
what i like about working digitally is not having to see my mistakes for very long
i can get through more bad drawings faster
but posting old work on screentone is giving me a chance to get back in to the brushes and inks and paints
here’s a few stages from a piece last night
felt so clumsy and missed that undo button
but stuck with it long enough to push through some of those feelings and doubts and wanting to quits
on the next one i need to SLOW DOWN – be more patient – have a lighter touch
(and if you can’t tell what’s going on in this sketch, and who could blame you, the dad is installing a little urinal for potty training)
(also: look at that terrible drawing of a toilet. just look at it. it is so squat and fat. sheesh.)
check out previous watercolor attempts here
I always feel like i don’t know what I’m doing, and I’ve been tinkering with this for days, now… but adding the offscreen light and brightening the colors really helped…
here’s the dingy, darker earlier version…
inspired by “4 Artists Paint 1 Tree” sketched some Kauai mountains with Kyle T‘s gouache brush…
Spidey, Digital, February 2014
Receptacle, Digital, 2014
Watching the X-Files in order on Netflix. Just finished season one. Complementing it with The X-Files Files with Kumail Nanjiani.