Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Psittacosaurus neimongoliensis Part Two

Well, I've got a couple of tips for myself when I start again tomorrow.

One -- less fretting about how you can't draw and more drawing.

Two -- start playing music as soon as you sit down. Drawing isn't writing -- it likes music.

The missus gave me her old iPod and a dock for it so I can put it on shuffle and hear everything from Fats Waller to AC/DC to the Nuggets collections, the Ernie Kovacs theme, Boiled In Lead, Japanese klezmer ska, Billie Joe Shaver, Roxie Music, Rockpile, and so on... What can I say? I like to be surprised. I need to change it out, though.

Anyway, tomorrow I need to trace over this to isolate specific areas of color, then take it into Illustrator... Hoo, boy. I'm really feeling my lack of practice. Which is good -- this is the start of getting back into shape.


Glendon Mellow said...

The neck in particular looks wonderful.

Sean Craven said...

Thanks, Glendon. For me the most important part of this kind of thing is the moment when it seems as though you've got a picture of a living thing rather than a collection of shapes.

You know what other kind of neck is wonderful? Smoked pig neckbones cooked with greens. Man, that's what I ought to whomp together. Greens, beans, and cornbread.

Sorry. Getting dizzy -- everything's spinning...