Monday, February 24, 2014

IF-space (mid-stream UPDATE)

Thanks to Jenn (and HUGE THANK YOU!) I have purchased some majorly great brushes by Kyle Webster.

Oh my goodness are these my new favourite thing (well, second only to sleeping in the middle of the bed). Seriously, they are amazing. I haven't had too much time to play with them...and I'm trying really hard not to overwork this piece because I'm excited and I have a tendency to overwork when I'm excited.

I've been wanting to try a lightweight, watercolor technique (and failing dismally) and this is starting to look like a really good direction...I'll post more as I finish it up.



I am barely 5 feet tall. That does not mean that I don't take up a lot of space. My favourite thing in the world is sleeping in the dead center of the bed, arms straight out to the side. Lola (the small white dog that also takes up a lot of space) suddenly becomes liquid and fills in the space next to me.

A glass of whiskey, two remote controls, two phones, a baseball bat, and a rolling pin. <for the inevitable alien or zombie intruder> Pure bliss in my world.

Dying to take this one to color....I have new brushes to play with. I'll post if I do!

sketch


inking


Thursday, February 20, 2014

dilemma

Jennifer Harney?
Jenn Harney?
Jenn King?
Jennifer King-Harney?
JKHarney?

or just change my name all together and go with "Harvey" since that is what every proofreader changes it to anyways.

I've never been asked how I wanted to be credited before.

This is my problem for the day. <grin>

Friday, February 7, 2014

IF-prehistoric-UPDATE-UPDATE

Couldn't leave it alone. The one I posted last night looked too laboured to me....too much finish. I've been trying lately to lighten things up and leave the finish a little rougher. I think this one works much better. <or at least better enough that I can leave it alone....whew>




Quick finish....not sure if I'm sold on it yet...but, there are parts that I really like.





I hope I get the chance to finish this little sketch...because I'm kind of in love with the idea.


Thursday, January 30, 2014

a little slice of wonderful

My kiddo made this for me during our endless days off of school. It's kind of spectacular...I want a whole herd of them.


Thursday, January 2, 2014

IF-reflect

New year. New post...(reflecting on the fact that I hadn't posted in about a month....ugh....I'll try to be better this year....no promises, but I'll try. <grin>)

Also...still the new way of working....backwards for me. Sketch, color and then the inking. I've got to keep playing with it. I tend to fall back into my old habits really easily....and I like this new habit.

Old sketch.





















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inking





















final

Sunday, December 1, 2013

IF-refrain-UPDATE

Yup....no restraint. I worked backwards on this one....I did the color before the linework. Not sure of the results yet, but it loosened my color work up, which is what I wanted.


A few new sketches that I'm going to have to refrain from finishing until some client work is taken care of.

I am the queen of instant gratification....I have no self-control or restraint....chances are they'll be worked on sooner rather than later. <grin>