My little notebook computer is great. But it’s a little silly to use, sometimes, as this guy demonstrates. He’s drawn in melty watercolour pencils and (I didn’t realise it at the time), melty black/purple roller pen.
This is a Regency little girl, inspired by Mansfield Park by Jane Austen. Of course, the real little girl would be wearing a shift and a bonnet, but I thought of the nice dress and ribbon and bun. As if she’s dressed for a ball. Digital colours over pencil.
You never know what you’re going to find if you go out your front door. Just outside was an Amazon package.
I checked the address to make sure it had been delivered to the right place. It had. It’s the day before my birthday. What the heck was this?
Opening it up revealed a lot of those pillowy packing things, but I’m still not sure what’s inside.
OMG, it’s a pad of sexy high-class drawing paper!
Mr. Boggedy has to check the box, for security and cat reasons.
It took me a long time to get the plastic bag off.
Turned out it was a birthday thing from my old pal, Todd Kealey, in Ottawa! Wow. Thanks Todd!
Posting various sketches I’ve been doing. Mainly to do with the new “Star Wars” movie, which I finally saw, and “Emma” by Jane Austen.
Star Wars had some pleasant new characters, but it was basically a rehash of the same old plot. I mean where did they find the time and materials to build a totally new planet-sized space station between this and the last movie? In Montreal, it takes years just to repair a road.
I should be watercolouring more, since this is the season when people buy things, and I need the money, but have found it very tough to get inspired. Doing these things with the watercolour pencils is helping me get inspired. Plus, this woman’s voice in her youtube tutorials is very soothing.