Wherein I amuse myself with stupid puns

Hey! You! Get offa my Cloud!!

What happens when I stay up all night watching Final Fantasy Crisis Core walkthroughs on Youtube. A 3am, drawing in the dark, laughing-my-ass-off type of affair. Please excuse the lazy drawing and hasty coloring and… pretty much everything about this. (For the non-gamers in the audience: the blond dude’s name is Cloud. Yes, it’s probably still not funny to anyone but me.)

life drawing drop-in

Dropped in to my first local weekly figure drawing group tonight. Started off with 30 second poses and eventually got up to 10 minutes. Usually I spend hours and hours on one figure, so this is a good challenge for me. Definitely plan to make this a habit.

figure drawing gesture poses. pencil, 9x12 inches
figure drawing quick poses. pencil, 9x12 inches
figure drawing 5 minute poses. pencil, 9x12 inches
figure drawing quick poses. pencil, 9x12 inches
figure drawing 5 minute poses. pencil, 9x12 inches
figure drawing 5 minute poses. pencil, 9x12 inches
figure drawing 10 minute poses. pencil, 9x12 inches

Before the drawing session I hit up the used bookstores and scored these fine things:

Moebius 6, Kabuki - Skin Deep, and Arthur Rackham Shakespeare illustrations

Also, found out I got an A- in a class I was worried I wouldn’t pass at all. And then improvised the most delicious mushroom vermouth cream sauce for my pasta dinner. And had strawberries with sour cream and brown sugar for dessert.

Today was pretty awesome. 😀

Swimming hole sketches

Mad River diving rock

Mad River swimming hole scenery

Spend a day at the best swimming hole on the Mad River last weekend, did these pencil sketches while I was there.  (With a lil photoshop on the first one; didn’t want to spend all day drawing.  Ignore the date on the bottom of the second one, I just realized I had the wrong month.)

Two wet crossings with an hour’s walk in between the river along a little service road, on  (probably) one of the last nice days of the summer. I half-wish I’d brought my camera, the scenery was so gorgeous. Then again, if I’d had it with me I probably wouldn’t have drawn these.

The diving rock in the first one is huge, maybe 20 feet long, full of deep holes and smooth channels carved by the river over the years. It’s not easy to see in the drawing, but there was a small straw hat on top of the rock, weighed down with stones. Made me think of Luffy from One Piece (who would never leave it behind, of course).  The second one is the view from the small beach next to that big rock.  It was the kind of thing you’d see in a Hiroshi Yoshida print, I’d love to go back and paint it someday.