Celestine has been thinking a lot about her Halloween costume lately so we drew up some ideas. Here she is modelling an array of spooky outifts:
I also did a 3d version of the cat costume to see how it would turn out:
I have discovered a new love for pencil over this last year or so. I used to always outline everything in black pen but now I'm finding that whenever I go over a pencil drawing in black pen it seems to lose its charm and liveliness a bit. It's all very well but it leaves me in a bit of a conundrum about how to colour drawings in. Putting colour on pencil drawings doesn't seem to work either. Hmm.
Anyway here are another couple of drawings. They were done on Tuesday at a drawing session that I like to go to. I find it's good for helping me to keep practicing- otherwise I find I just never get round to drawing actual things that aren't stylized or from my head!
The black line one took me about a fifth of the time the pencil one did! Black line has always been my default medium. I think that is starting to change now though... I love the depth you can create with shading. I know it is possible to create that too with black line but i really love the way pencil can be reeeeally soft or really quite dark and black. I like the way you can make things look very wispy and ghostly with a pencil. Also I like that the line is variable- something you can't get with a fine liner pen.
Anyway that's all for now. At some point today I am going to try and make one of the Halloween costumes in real! Miniature size of course. I tried to make one last night, a red and black witches tutu (which I will show you soon!) and now there are trails of tiny black tulle triangles all over the house. There's something about tulle, tiny bits of it kind of grab on to your clothes and then drop themselves everwhere...