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Two weeks into 2015

Here's a weird thing - I posted a package off to my nieces a few days ago and I'm fairly sure I wrote the date on the registered article receipt as 01/14.

One thing I still get really excited about is buying a new sketchbook. My brand new Daler-Rowney sketchbook (which is way more affordable than a freaking Moleskine) is so fresh and so clean and full of wonderful possibilities. And then I put my pencil to the paper...

After all the hullaballoo that's been happening in my family recently, I finally got some time to buckle down and do some doodling.

And true to my resolution, stuck to my guns and did some digital painting.

These are still works in progress! They're just playful little doodles but I think I might be getting an idea for a longform work. Hopefully. Oh no I've jinxed it. *SIGH

What a little figure drawing practice can do...

I've officially consigned myself to stay home for the next two days on a crafting frenzy before MAAD happens this Friday, but I did allow myself today to pause and slack off.
What usually happens is as follows: I'll go out, have a coffee, take out my sketchbook and do a little figure drawing. I decided to concentrate on animals today and was actually really pleased with the results. I always expect that whatever I draw will turn out to be complete and utter poop.


Then I got home, played some Pokémon Omega Ruby (I've finished the main storyline so I'm hanging about the Battle Maison like a creeper), got some work done (the actual biggest surprise of today) and started doodling. The weirdest part about art or any creative endeavour is that most of the time, it feels like I try so hard to push out something that's just about passable in my eyes. And sometimes, it feels like something with great potential flows out - and that happened today. I guess my Muse was back from her holiday or something.

So I'm going to put this up for sale at the flea market, but as I've scanned it in I guess there's no harm in doing a little digital painting too! Fingers crossed. I'm still a little scared of digital painting, eep!