Wednesday, November 22, 2017

AEDM2017, Day 22 Greenery


Art Everyday Month is an artistic challenge established by Leah Koildas at her blog Creative Every Day. She explains it pretty well on a page dedicated to the Challenge. Essentially, those participating set themselves the goal of producing some one creative work each day for the entire month of November. In some respects it is like Inktober, which I opted out of due to a lot of scheduling conflicts...but maybe next year I can do both challenges. So, for this year, for Creative every Day Month, I will be posting fresh new drawings and other artwork here at my personal blog. some of these will get statted-up as critters for our Hereticwerks blog--you didn't really think otherwise did you?--but some will be just for the sake of trying some technique out, or to do something I haven't done in a while.

Today I did this...



This piece evolved from an attempt at a self-portrait incorporating some trees and woodland features from various trips over the last year...in no time the image I thought I was going to do got overgrown and turned into this instead. It makes me think of a cathedral in some ways, which seems fitting...

Here's a sample of some of the other images in this series...





Tuesday, November 21, 2017

AEDM2017, Day 21 Starthief


Art Everyday Month is an artistic challenge established by Leah Koildas at her blog Creative Every Day. She explains it pretty well on a page dedicated to the Challenge. Essentially, those participating set themselves the goal of producing some one creative work each day for the entire month of November. In some respects it is like Inktober, which I opted out of due to a lot of scheduling conflicts...but maybe next year I can do both challenges. So, for this year, for Creative every Day Month, I will be posting fresh new drawings and other artwork here at my personal blog. some of these will get statted-up as critters for our Hereticwerks blog--you didn't really think otherwise did you?--but some will be just for the sake of trying some technique out, or to do something I haven't done in a while.

Today I did this...



Starthief. This one named itself even before I finished the first couple of lines in my sketchbook. This was another very insistent, spontaneous piece that flowed into existence before I finished my coffee. I will most certainly be creating some picture books in the near future...whether I planned on it or not, apparently. I'm enjoying this challenge immensely as it has gotten me outside my comfort zone and trying loads of new things, or things I've held off on doing for far too long. Thank you all for dropping by, commenting, liking on Facebook, and so on; the positive feedback has been wonderful and it is much appreciated!




Monday, November 20, 2017

AEDM2017, Day 20 A Bit of Sunshine


Art Everyday Month is an artistic challenge established by Leah Koildas at her blog Creative Every Day. She explains it pretty well on a page dedicated to the Challenge. Essentially, those participating set themselves the goal of producing some one creative work each day for the entire month of November. In some respects it is like Inktober, which I opted out of due to a lot of scheduling conflicts...but maybe next year I can do both challenges. So, for this year, for Creative every Day Month, I will be posting fresh new drawings and other artwork here at my personal blog. some of these will get statted-up as critters for our Hereticwerks blog--you didn't really think otherwise did you?--but some will be just for the sake of trying some technique out, or to do something I haven't done in a while.

Today I did this...



Here is a wiser, older Sun to go with the Moon from before...



Sunday, November 19, 2017

AEDM2017, Day 19...Some Doodling Around.


Art Everyday Month is an artistic challenge established by Leah Koildas at her blog Creative Every Day. She explains it pretty well on a page dedicated to the Challenge. Essentially, those participating set themselves the goal of producing some one creative work each day for the entire month of November. In some respects it is like Inktober, which I opted out of due to a lot of scheduling conflicts...but maybe next year I can do both challenges. So, for this year, for Creative every Day Month, I will be posting fresh new drawings and other artwork here at my personal blog. some of these will get statted-up as critters for our Hereticwerks blog--you didn't really think otherwise did you?--but some will be just for the sake of trying some technique out, or to do something I haven't done in a while.

Today I did this...

and...



We spent a large part of today visiting some friends, so I was only able to get a few doodles and a small experiment in Photoshop late tonight. Still made the deadline. Looking forward to tomorrow's project.




Saturday, November 18, 2017

AEDM2017, Day 18...Moonface...


Art Everyday Month is an artistic challenge established by Leah Koildas at her blog Creative Every Day. She explains it pretty well on a page dedicated to the Challenge. Essentially, those participating set themselves the goal of producing some one creative work each day for the entire month of November. In some respects it is like Inktober, which I opted out of due to a lot of scheduling conflicts...but maybe next year I can do both challenges. So, for this year, for Creative every Day Month, I will be posting fresh new drawings and other artwork here at my personal blog. some of these will get statted-up as critters for our Hereticwerks blog--you didn't really think otherwise did you?--but some will be just for the sake of trying some technique out, or to do something I haven't done in a while.

Today I did this...

Version A
Version B
So I used some old watercolors to texture this piece that I built-up from a few hand-drawn pieces like some sort of Frankenstein-collage-thingy. What do you think?




Friday, November 17, 2017

AEDM2017, Day 17...A Little Clarity and Clearing.


Art Everyday Month is an artistic challenge established by Leah Koildas at her blog Creative Every Day. She explains it pretty well on a page dedicated to the Challenge. Essentially, those participating set themselves the goal of producing some one creative work each day for the entire month of November. In some respects it is like Inktober, which I opted out of due to a lot of scheduling conflicts...but maybe next year I can do both challenges. So, for this year, for Creative every Day Month, I will be posting fresh new drawings and other artwork here at my personal blog. some of these will get statted-up as critters for our Hereticwerks blog--you didn't really think otherwise did you?--but some will be just for the sake of trying some technique out, or to do something I haven't done in a while.

Today I did this...



Woke up this morning and I was certain my cat was trying to get my attention, like he always used to do when he felt like it was a good time to demand a special treat. But my cat Mr. Maya has been gone for a long, long time now. He will very likely be the last cat I ever have as a pet. We sometimes joke about our 'invisible, mythical' cat Mr. Sprinkles, and I like to think that two of them are hanging out, chasing imaginary mice and napping away with wild abandon whenever they aren't up to some mischief.

As I sat down to my first cup of morning coffee I started to sketch a series of little dorjes, thunderbolt symbols inspired by a combination of a war club and bell that denotes a thunderbolt of brilliant, diamond light capable of bursting past all the self-imposed obstacles and what-not one can sometimes allow to clutter things up. It's a wake-up call sort of thing, not the actual enlightenment, but the means to clear away some dead wood, take a good look around, get your bearings and get back to the work.

Thank you my old friend.Your little visit, and the pleasant memories it sparked, was a very special treat.

Now, back to work.




Thursday, November 16, 2017

AEDM2017, Day 16 [Colorized Wizard]


Art Everyday Month is an artistic challenge established by Leah Koildas at her blog Creative Every Day. She explains it pretty well on a page dedicated to the Challenge. Essentially, those participating set themselves the goal of producing some one creative work each day for the entire month of November. In some respects it is like Inktober, which I opted out of due to a lot of scheduling conflicts...but maybe next year I can do both challenges. So, for this year, for Creative every Day Month, I will be posting fresh new drawings and other artwork here at my personal blog. some of these will get statted-up as critters for our Hereticwerks blog--you didn't really think otherwise did you?--but some will be just for the sake of trying some technique out, or to do something I haven't done in a while.

Today I did this...



This piece is intended for the cover of a little booklet we're very nearly ready to send out into the wild. The black-and-white version was posted back on Day 4.