sketchbook doodles

character progression. Anne used to be a really skinny pirate character I did nothing with back in… 2005? 2006?

I drew the cat version of her a year ago to rehash for a chapter of my comic involving pirates. I drew her after hearing a song from Sting's new album where he pretends he's a pirate. I have so much fun drawing her so busty and curvaceous aaa

I simplified her design a bit as well. The lace was just too distracting and I don’t want people focusing too much on her eye patch. Also I wanted to draw her in a more confident stance with her feet pointing outwards. A pet peeve of mine is how often people draw girls pigeon toed. I remember when playing bioshock 2 when Eleanor at the end aids you and when she stands still, her toes are pointing in like she doesn’t know what to do with them. It’s such a cheesy battle stance people use too often on women. It’s a subtle thing but you never see guys doing this. It’s just used on women to make them look cute but it’s just overdone.

character progression. Anne used to be a really skinny pirate character I did nothing with back in… 2005? 2006?

I drew the cat version of her a year ago to rehash for a chapter of my comic involving pirates. I drew her after hearing a song from Sting's new album where he pretends he's a pirate. I have so much fun drawing her so busty and curvaceous aaa

I simplified her design a bit as well. The lace was just too distracting and I don’t want people focusing too much on her eye patch. Also I wanted to draw her in a more confident stance with her feet pointing outwards. A pet peeve of mine is how often people draw girls pigeon toed. I remember when playing bioshock 2 when Eleanor at the end aids you and when she stands still, her toes are pointing in like she doesn’t know what to do with them. It’s such a cheesy battle stance people use too often on women. It’s a subtle thing but you never see guys doing this. It’s just used on women to make them look cute but it’s just overdone.

joka and some pirate jerks

joka and some pirate jerks

I forgot i made this

like a month ago

going through my stuff it made me giggle

I forgot i made this

like a month ago

going through my stuff it made me giggle

twitter doodles

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old character

old character

Tired Julian getting a ride from Father Eberhardt.

Tired Julian getting a ride from Father Eberhardt.

lets have fun

lets have fun

I’m tired of fiddling with this. Clark and his BFF Asher.

I think I botched the pose because he looks more like he’s doing an angry march than a run or whatever.

I’m tired of fiddling with this. Clark and his BFF Asher.

I think I botched the pose because he looks more like he’s doing an angry march than a run or whatever.

Playing with symmetry. Though it involved a lot of eyeballing rather than measuring.

I think Jonathan would look better as a gold outline. I originally drew the picture and used a red background for contrast while I painted but then this happened. Maybe I’ll make a different version later.

Playing with symmetry. Though it involved a lot of eyeballing rather than measuring.

I think Jonathan would look better as a gold outline. I originally drew the picture and used a red background for contrast while I painted but then this happened. Maybe I’ll make a different version later.

thesilentgrove asked: Hi! I found your blog through the miss fox plushie, which is adorablleee. Anyhoo, you mentioned a 3D render- and as a crafty person who often has difficulty drafting up patterns by hand who also learned how to make 3D models in school, this seems awesome! Is there a specific program you use to draft patterns, or do you use a generic 3d modelling program and base your patterns off of the texture maps?

hehe naw.

Sorry to disappoint but I develop them on my own by hand. Here is a picture of a work in progress:

I’ve been making patterns for a couple years now and I’ve gotten a pretty good perception of volume because of it. What I normally do is take simple shapes and use them to construct a figure. This figure was simple because she was an elongated sphere. A sphere is made up of four football shaped pieces with points that are 90 degrees. The football has to be twice as tall as it is wide. (I will post a tutorial later on how to create that pattern shape easily)

I elongated that shape a bit by adding a few centimeters in the middle. The tail was a little more complex than the body but I got what I wanted more or less. Sometimes I connect shapes to others and map out where the seams should go so I’m not constantly having to ladder stitch them together. You can see an example of this here.

I use an exacto knife and cut along the seams. I only do it for half of the plush because I intend to mirror the pieces. I flatten them out and trace them the best I can. Sometimes if I can’t figure out a shape that’s a composite of other shapes, I will make a model out of news paper and masking tape. I squish it into the shape I want and make sure it stays that way. I then put one layer of newspaper and then masking tape on it and draw where the seams should go so when I cut it out, the pieces will be able to lay flat but keeping in mind of making as few seams as possible. When I cut it out, it will be pretty stiff so I have to flatten the pieces before i trace. They will puff back up once I sew together the shape in fabric.

BUT! If you can 3D render, I suggest you put that to good use! I have seen some programs that are used to make patterns but I never really found any that were accessible. I just developed working on patterns on my own. Making patterns is very time consuming and takes up maybe half or more of the time it takes to make a plush. That’s something people don’t realize and that’s why custom plush costs as much as it does.

some doodles I liked

some doodles I liked

That bothered me for years because I didn’t entirely understand the relationship going on between double standards.

But what stuck in my head was “If that happens, then who’s fault is it?” because ofc by then it had been worked into my head that the double standard was the status quo and what was considered equality. Usually by arm chair activist egalitarians…

ofc I found the answer which some adults don’t seem to grasp. They still hang onto the “boys will be boys” and a girl wearing a shirt is just as offensive as a boy committing an offensive action. One is passive, the other is overt. It’s like, so simple.

middle school is such shit. Hopefully once I’m a counselor I can weed some of that out with the staff. Subtly ofc. I have to be a bit of a ninja about it.

That bothered me for years because I didn’t entirely understand the relationship going on between double standards.

But what stuck in my head was “If that happens, then who’s fault is it?” because ofc by then it had been worked into my head that the double standard was the status quo and what was considered equality. Usually by arm chair activist egalitarians…

ofc I found the answer which some adults don’t seem to grasp. They still hang onto the “boys will be boys” and a girl wearing a shirt is just as offensive as a boy committing an offensive action. One is passive, the other is overt. It’s like, so simple.

middle school is such shit. Hopefully once I’m a counselor I can weed some of that out with the staff. Subtly ofc. I have to be a bit of a ninja about it.

next year i will promise that i wont be a stupid idiot and forget to get my flu shot.

dont be like me kids

next year i will promise that i wont be a stupid idiot and forget to get my flu shot.

dont be like me kids