Sunday, January 30, 2011

Museum of Natural History Sketch

We had a great time with the Mongis at the Museum of Natural History today!  And then one game of horrible luck and one game of amazing luck, of Settlers of Catan.
I say today was a success!

And monkeys are fun to draw.  Want to draw them more.



Thursday, January 27, 2011

Sketches 1/27/11





ok, just so that people don't get too bored with the subway faces, I'm just going to post a few from now on.  But my goal is to do at least 4 sides of my sketchbook on my commute.



Also I tried out the marker tool I hardly used in Sketchbook.  Kinda fun.  Kinda really fun.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Cretacolor Monolith Pencil


One of the other things I purchased at the art store last night was the Creatacolor Monolith Woodless Pencil. I seem to like it a lot.  I just remembered I had one FiberCastel PITT Graphite pencil so I might try that one again, but its 9B so I may need to carry around a small bottle of hairspray :P

Monday, January 24, 2011

Fresh Sketchbook

Since I started this people drawing thing and wanted to get a sketchbook with a hardcover, I got/started a new sketchbook.  I've been using the Pen Sketcher's pad from BeePaper and I like it a lot--I like using Bic Ballpoints for sketches and that's how I started using that line, but somehow I started using pencil more.  I'm usually a spiral-bound lover but noticed that I kinda don't like it when the rings get in the way of drawing, so I'm back to bound sketchbooks---when was the last time...Freshman year in collage?

Anyho I needed to do an inaugural drawing, so here it is.  Yeeesyes, penguin.  More penguins.  My penguin obsession is starting to be noticed by more people.


The last drawing started when my husband said
"Draw a penguin with a bagel!"
and when I started he proceeded to add on, in about 10seconds interval,
"he needs orange juice!"
"give the window a curtain!"
"where's his wife?" (wife is on the photo)
"the wife doesn't have bagels??"
"where's the roomba!"
"where's the kitty!"

etc etc

conclusion: this sketchbook works much better for traveling drawing, and also works well with the pencils I use.  yay!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Today's Sketches

Weell, not the first one.  I did that last weekend.

One guy saw me drawing and asked me to draw him.  And of course, when you're asked, you can't get it right.  Haha.  But he seemed to have liked it.  I gave it to him so I only have a bad cellphone photo.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Subway doodles


One of my goals for 2011 is to draw as many people as I can, so I tried drawing a bunch of people on the subway today.

NyQuil

NyQuil is suppose to make me not sick,
but this is what it does to me for the whole next day.

Sketchbook 2010 Available!

The sketchbook (doodlebook) we printed for the convention in January reached us last week, and we were pretty pleased by them!  The cover is laminated and on heavy card stock, and perfect bound.  Since our 2009 sketchbook was more of a comic-book style and saddle-stitched, it looked a bit more like a pamphlet; we felt bad charging more than $10 for them.    We may reprint the 2009 sketchbook so they look better!
I think we will be trying to make this sketchbook an annual thing, and eventually print a hardcover.  That's something to look forward to, maybe in 2020 we can print something like "Dacade of AZURE vol1".  Hopefully by that time more people will know me and will worth buying, haha.

Anyways, these sketchbooks are available on my site under the "Prints and Sketchbooks" tab.  We also have a bundle deal, so check them out!  Sketchbook 2010 only is $15.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Facebook Page is up!

Sooo I'm back from the convention, and I had been a good girl and kept the promise with my husband to 'not be sick for once during a convention'.
We came back late late Sunday, and WHAM! I'm sick.
I'm glad I managed to hold up though. The convention was extremely enjoyable and inspiring.

Anyho
I just wanted to post that I have finally made a facebook page. I kinda felt a bit too self conscious making a page that declares myself "ARTIST!!" ...but what the heck. I guess I am an artist. Hopefully more people will know me soon, as I would like to attend more conventions from now on.

Go likey! (pretty please?)
The Art of Azure

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

New Demo Reeeeeel!

Is made, at least the shorter version, but I won't be able to show it publicly just yet because some stuff on it aren't released yet. Teeaase. :P
Will post as soon as they are.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Commission - Family

A family had commissioned me to draw them, so here it is :)
I think I nailed the mom the best.

Done in, of course, Sketchbook.

Thursday, January 06, 2011

So happy XD

http://www.sketchbooknews.com/news/sketchbook-on-mac-app-store.html

So if it isn't pretty obvious already, one of my favorite software is Autodesk Sketchbook Pro.
Why I like it?
Its like drawing on paper, and has no fancy features that you never use.  You get what you draw.

Anyho, I am very happy to inform...
that my passion for this software

seemed to have reached the developers themselves.  haha

Some of my sketches will be appearing in the Mac App Store it seems.
Score!

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Since I didn't have access to a SnowLeopard mac and was not able to see the MacApp Store, my Flickr friend Demian from Dorkboy Comics (http://www.dorkboycomics.com/ ) has kindly taken a screenshot for me!
Thank you so much Demian XD