Well I have not got much more work done as I had dog training last night, life is still getting in the way. The work i have been doing has been interesting as the eyes on a couple of the dogs I am drawing are a bit different. They do not have as much detail in their eyes showing, instead the light is reflecting off the surface of their eyes, I don't mind the effect but it is hard to achieve. So these guys have taken a bit more time.
I have also been playing a bit with my Ipad, downloading apps to try and help me organise a few things like finances and meals. Something else I have been playing with is Sketchbook Pro, which is a great app, but it is hard to master drawing with my fingers as you can not easily see where to join up lines etc. Here is a little drawing I did in about 10 minutes during my lunch break the other day. I made a few layers for the colour and then moved the original sketch back to the top. I guess this would be classed as a self portrait. ;p
So, maybe some of you have been wondering how my dog portraits have been going. Well I can tell you slowly is how they are going. Life has firmly stamped it's foot down and stopped me from getting alot of work done.
Firstly I had some house painting I wished to get started as it has been dragged out for ages. I got most of it done, just a few touch ups to go. There was of course the standard washing and cleaning that needed to be done. It is almost tax time, and my partner and I have decided to get a budget together and organise things a bit better, he wants nothing to do with creating the actual budget so I have spent hours creating pages of excel spreadsheets which is not what I can fun. Mostly completed now.
In an attempt to save some money we have also decided to plan our meals and lunches more as it is so easy to burn through money when buying lunch everyday (and my vice, zero coke) so we hope to curb that habit. So I have been planning meals and writing shopping lists as well. I am kinda over spreadsheets now!
Last but not least it is my birthday soon, and I received an early birthday present of an ipad (well half an ipad, I sold a bunch of stuff to earn the other half of the ipad) and it is hard to resist whittling away the hours fiddling with it and the large number of apps that do not cost alot alone, but of course add up, with budget in mind I have had to limit myself to 3 apps this week. The main one I have tried is sketchbook Pro, it is a lovely drawing app, but will take some learning as it is hard to work out where the line is going under your fat finger ;p
Well thought I would post up where I am at with my drawings any how, all the initial line work is in and I have started a little work on KC's eyes.
Well I was not to well yesterday so there was no drawing done. But I do still have an update on Starr. I have decided to work on all the portraits I have to do at the moment at the same time to give myself a bit of variety. So all of tonight I have been setting up the other 5 portraits, two of which now have the initial line down and have been cleaned up. Three more line works to do and then on to the more fun stuff! Also lots of work to get done on my website this weekend, hopefully there will be an update there soon as well.