Ever since I moved the furniture around the City Room a little bit, I managed to get a desk just exclusively for me and that makes me really really happy. I even got to draw!
It’s been a while since I’ve drawn regularly. Right now I’m having less work to do, so I should take the shot and draw a little more.
On the meanwhile, I’ve also finished gluing the photos to my DIY album. Weee!
Which means I found my old external hard drive and checked my really ancient works, which means said works are from before I entered college.
AND GOOD LORD how much I wrote and how much I drew! Well, style consistency and quality was not even close from today’s works – which is kinda expected since these are more than five years old – but it was not technically bad altogehter and the sheer amount of works is astonishing! Yes, sure I didn’t have a tablet back then to help me with the drawing part, but I was pretty good at pooping more than 4 works a day, with rather appreciable technical quality. I wasn’t kidding back then. I’m talking about drawing but I could say the same about the writting part: just how many pages have I written back then?? How long was this story and how many information have I stored here? Oh the amount of crappy literature I have forgotten!! No, I’m not showing anything: not only it’s in entirely in portuguese, it’s also pretty infantile in general and in particular. But it has potential, even if just for funs. And there are also some incredibly well-written parts that got me very very surprised.
So the big question remains: when and why did I stop making this? When did I stop loving my own creating so much, when did I stop creating this much altogether? No, this can’t go on. Looking at that kinda reminded me how cool it is to have a personal project and I guess all this work deserves to be updated, rewritten, reinvented. It’ll be fun!
But my free time is just not the same as it used to be, so I decided to take some small breaks in between tasks to get some wardrobes redesigned. It’t nothing very fancy, of course. I must warn you though, that I have made these pictures in my “no fucks were given” style, which is how I usually draw when I’m not even there or trying to keep anything consisten. Have fun!
I can sum the entirety of Foundation and Earth‘s plot in a single image:
And it’s a Trevize. The world needs more Trevizes, I should draw more Trevizes.
I must also add that this is the best and single most awesomely funny picture I have ever made.
Painted my hair blue because hey, a person sometimes needs to do something different, to engage in some change and also because it’s pretty damn cool.
But my natural hair color is a rather dark brown, so painting it blue didn’t come off anythin like Sailor Mercury; it’s more like a black-ish blue color. I love it with no end because the darker color is just pretty damn rad and also because when the sun hits my hair, you can totally see it shinning in blue. Cool++!
Now it’s time to update my profile pics!
These things are full of major works of art.
All my characters were there, here’s Eczuri being himself and unhappy with his life. Oh my arts were top notch, awww yiiis~
Back then I probably drew my characters every other day, considering my sketchbooks have nothing but them and they’re covering just a span of months. But there are some actually good concepts here, I mean, I could totaly redraw some of these:
Then there are some characters I kinda remember having a role in the stories, but whose names I can’t remember. If they ever had names, that is.
Everybody was so happy and I drew so well, dayumm, check those stiff limbs and the way Mikhail’s shorter than Angela (I think that’s Angela, maybe she’s not, everybody had the same facial features).
And now, a couple of dudes I don’t really remember.
Apparently, someone found this blog while looking for “how to draw sweet potatos”. Well, I do not like to get unpleased visits, if you came here looking to learn how to draw some damn sweet potatos, you can be sure you’ll leave the blog knowing how to draw your sweet potatos!
I decided to get some info on these sweet potatos and it turns out they look like this:
(Image from: Bon Appetit)
Will ya look at those? You’re surely feeling the itch to draw them, don’t you? Well, let’s get to the point: I’ll be giving you a step-by-step tutorial on how to draw your sweet potato!
How to draw a sweet potato
Draw some oval shaped liney. Potatos follow no rules, they grow the way they want, whatever makes them happy; sweet potatos, particularly, like to grow long and enjoy having at least one pointy side.
This is the easy part.
Sweet potatos love redish brown hues. I picked a few colors until I was happy – you sure can tell how sweet that potato is just by checking its base color! Feel the attitude.
Ok, I know this sounds silly and looking like it’s getting nowhere, but bear with me.
Get some shading on that potato.
Smudge the colors a whole lot and add some random details. I mean, seriously, add them totally at random, that’s what I did and it actually looks good. Didn’t even bother to look at the reference material, it just felt right.
Note bene: All food looks better with details and texture.
Add even more silly details until the thing starts to feel 3D-ish and less boring. Add some other colors here and there and blend them in the mix: you want some color variation, man. A one-colored potato is plain and boring. You want attitude!
Never forget: apparently, sweet potatos always have a tiny bit of hair. It’s an important detail, if you miss it, your sweet potato may be taken by a simple potato and we don’t want that. Add a few more lines to make the potato look like it has war scars. Nobody will notice them, but do it anyway! And there you have it, here’s the sweet potato you’ve always dreamed of!
Thank you for your time, come again.
Here, have a bunch of sketches and a barcode.