Personalizing my gizmos

July 18, 2013 at 11:37 (Blog, Drawing) (, , , , , )

As mentioned I’ve gotten myself a small tablet. In fact it was so cheap and versatile that not only my fiancee got one,  but my stepson did as well. Which, naturally, might lead to some confusion about who owns which tablet.

With that in mind I drew a small dragon in the shape of an F (my name is Fredrik, after all) and stuck it to the back of my tablet as a way to differentiate it from the others.

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My stepsons first reaction was “Cool!” followed by “I want one of Bad Piggies”  which is a fairly popular mobile game. Last night I started sketching and kept at it till well after when I should have gone to bed.
As always is started with a pencil sketch. His name start with a Y, so that’s the overall shape of it.

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I then inked it in using my fineline markers.

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The next step, and quite possibly the most enjoyable one, was to add some value to the drawing. This i did with a set of five ProMarker gray pens.

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Finally i used four colored ProMarker pens on top of that to give it all a little more color and life.

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As you can see here,  it’s been cut out using a sharp scissor, and a small razor for the tiny hole above the wheel.

By the way, did you know that these kind of pens bleed through the paper like nothing else? If you plan on coloring anything with them you must have a piece of scrap paper or cardboard beneath the paper or you’ll get some really ugly marks on your drawing surface. I learned this the hard way a long time ago.
Here…  Take a look at the backside of the drawing.

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Barkling pinup

July 11, 2013 at 00:23 (Uncategorized) (, , , , )

Yesterday I spent some money I’d gotten for birthday and bought myself a budget tablet,  a Denver tac-70031. It’s a brand that I’d be really surprised if you’d heard of.

One of the things I plan on doing is using it as a sketchbook. Unfortunately there’s not as many (good) drawing apps on the Android store as there is on the Appstore,  but a little googling revealed a few good candidates. One of them,  Fresco,  had a lite version for free and so I gave it a whirl.

Here’s my very first tablet drawing,  a not too impressive portrait of the Barkling from my Darwyn comic. Not too shabby for a first try using a completely new program while drawing with my finger instead of a pencil.

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Hello [insert name]

July 8, 2013 at 23:15 (Blog, Drawing, Work) (, , , )

Hello one and all. Another day, another project. And like so many before this one it’s a birthday crown for one of the kids at my kindergarten.

This little girl really likes Hello Kitty. Beats me why, but she does. So that’s what I made. I was a bit rushed for time, so the colors were made quick and dirty with my CretaColor aquarell pencils.

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There’s yet another birthday on Friday that I’m going to make a crown for, but I’ll have to do so tomorrow since I have a short vacation starting this Wednesday (Yay!!!) and must get it done before then.
And what will that crown feature? Eeyore!

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Back from the dead?

July 4, 2013 at 01:07 (Blog, Drawing) (, , , , )

I’ve been gone for a long time now. I believe it’s been well over a year since my last post. Why? I have no idea. One day I just stopped drawing as much and just didn’t feel like writing about artwork any more. Don’t know why, it just happened.

And just as inexplicable is the sudden urge for me to suddenly draw and write again. Lets hope it stays with me. :)

I’m not going to write a lot in this first/new post. I’ll save that for a day or two down the line. But I will show you a few princesses and castles I’ve drawn, for no particular reason at all.

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Okay, okay, I’ll admit that last one wasn’t a princess. But it could have been an ugly step-sister, right? Just don’t ask what that naked man is doing behind it. Some things are best not to know about.

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Heatwave

May 3, 2012 at 00:07 (Blog, Drawing, Work) (, , , )

Another day, another birthday crown. Done quick and dirty, using aquarel pencils.

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