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Sketchfest Happened!

This was a hard week; I was sick and dragged through things. I was just starting to feel better on Friday, and I do try to do sketchfest every month. I don't want my art skills to rust away, I want them to get better, and sketchfest is good for that.

But Friday night I was too tired to do more than start to clear space and look at the prompts. I did get my "angry tree" finally scanned, from last month's sketchfest.  So now, in it's belated world premier appearance, my angry tree:

Oh, hey--LJ changed their rich text editor, and now there's no easy way to set pictures to the right of the text--or to edit their size!  *sigh* Time to learn more html.

That was my only sketch last month, and I was too busy and tired to even scan it.  So, I guess despite being sick, I'm getting more adapted to the new day job.  Because this month I managed three sketches:s

The first two you see on the easel, before they dried.  They're both too large to fit on my little printer/scanner in any case, so you're stuck with photographs.

Will You Trust What the Wind Tells You?

The next one was inspired by the prompt, "Is that a spaceship or a castle?"  This is definitely the one that suffers most from being "just a sketch"--all of the ideas this prompt inspired were complex and fiddly with dozens of details, and sketchfest limits you to an hour per sketch.  'll have to find time to finish it later, I think it has a lot of promise. 

Gothic Castle for an Astral Elf Princess

And finally, Mutant Dandelyon:

Now, more house cleaning and I've got to do some writing!

Next weekend:  Muse Fusion!


( 15 comments — Leave a comment )
Aug. 21st, 2011 11:05 pm (UTC)
I will not trust that wind -
unless it tells,
of tiles blown from the roof
and ripping sails,
and driving rain
that may cause some distress -
and, OH! It's telling me
my hair's a mess!
Aug. 21st, 2011 11:11 pm (UTC)
A poem! How wonderful!

And it's too true, about the hair.
Aug. 21st, 2011 11:31 pm (UTC)
Re: Oh!
Thank you, I'm glad you like it - your angry tree is beautifully done, too.
Aug. 21st, 2011 11:13 pm (UTC)
heh--love the angry tree!
Aug. 21st, 2011 11:21 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
Aug. 22nd, 2011 02:51 am (UTC)

I especially love the WIND.
Aug. 23rd, 2011 02:41 am (UTC)
Oh, cool!
How did you do those sparkly rainbow letters? How wonderful!

I'm very pleased with the wind, too. Thank you!

Over at the sketchfest site. I have an offer to make just one icon for someone, for $5 split between me and EMG graphics. It's not quite my personality, but I think it would work well for someone.
Aug. 22nd, 2011 08:15 am (UTC)
Great work! I especially loved the first two!
Aug. 23rd, 2011 02:31 am (UTC)
Thank you.

I love the spaceship idea, but it needs a lot more time so it doesn't look like just a silhouette (or worse, a stylized trilobyte)!
Aug. 22nd, 2011 10:30 am (UTC)
That is a very scary tree. O.O
Aug. 23rd, 2011 02:29 am (UTC)
I've been very pleased with the pen-and-ink trees I've done for sketchfest. Makes me wonder if I could do something more with them--er, well, of course I _could_--so the real question isn't whether, it's what?
Aug. 22nd, 2011 11:56 am (UTC)
I, too, love the tree--good timing since Halloween is looming. (*She bounces in happy anticipation.*)

That wind is clearly not trustworthy. And londonbard's poem is delightful.

A very belated "Happy Birthday" to you. Sorry my month's been so discombobulated that I missed your special day. I hope you had a super time.
Aug. 23rd, 2011 02:27 am (UTC)
Oh! You don't have to say Happy Birthday, but I do appreciate hearing it. Thank you very much! Surprise good wishes are always appreciated.

Thank you for the comments on the tree and the wind as well. Halloween? Already? I'm not ready for summer to be over!
Sep. 18th, 2011 08:26 am (UTC)
I like the angry tree, it's got character and you did an excellent job on it! I think it suits the black and white of pen better than if you'd painted it or added colour.

The wind one is my second favorite.
Sep. 21st, 2011 04:05 am (UTC)
I liked the sleeping tree I did a few months back too. I wonder if I could do something with those sometime...

I like the wind one too.
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