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Friday, October 29, 2010

More On Drawing

I really don't like sketching glasses on people when I draw. It's not that I don't like glasses - I wear glasses, for those of you who don't know - , but when you add the frames to the face, it blocks out most of the hard work I put into the eyes, and no matter how hard I work to go around my details it always ruins them. You can see my dilemma. *sniffs*

The trouble is there are some characters that just aren't who they are without glasses - Lyla Alden, for instance. She is wearing the same flashy red frames she picked out when she was somewhere between six and eleven years old; they were waaaaaaaay too big but she bought 'em anyway and had the lenses replaced every few years. Lyla without her glasses isn't exactly Lyla, which is something even she would agree to (of course, if you saw Lyla without her makeup, stiletto heels, fake eyelashes, fake nails, glasses, and with her hair down she'd most likely kill you).

Anyhow that's my drawing ramble for today. I'm getting better, I'm having fun, and now I'm coloring some of my sketches on the computer! Check out these quick colored doodles of Phoenix Shifter, the spunky sweet farmgirl, with shorter hair:


Froggy said...

Those are lovely! I'm sorry you're having trouble with the glasses!

Alternicity said...

These are getting good Galaxy!

Maybe try adding the glasses in software, using a layer, so the eye work is safe underneath.

Galaxy said...

Why thank you, Alternicity! That's a brilliant idea. You wouldn't believe how many times I cringed when the glasses came out funny and I had to erase and redraw them - completely blotting out my lovely eyes *sniffs* I really, really appreciate it, and I'm glad you think I'm getting better. I've been working hard!

Froggy, thanks for your comment! I'm glad you like my pictures.

Jessica Secret said...

Cool pictures Galaxy! I could never do these...all my people are stick figures. :/ But yours are really good1

Galaxy said...

Oh, thank you! I'm working my poor pencils to stubs and constantly improving as a result; I should post some more recent art.