Bugs and Stuff

Chitinous Shenanigans

Sep Study 15: Red Squirrel
1hr 30min.
Still a day behind… have to stop now though, all that fur is making my arm tighten up. Maybe I’ll do some sketching…
September Study 14: Mantis Fly
2hrs Give or take the 30 minutes worth of painting I lost when Photoshop randomly crashed on me >:I…I can’t wait for Inktober.
Also, a workday doodle from yesterday. I was listening to the Dark Souls soundtrack right before work and that’s where this came from I think.
Though this might be a more fitting theme…
September Study 13: Crab
2hrs.
One day late because I was at a friend’s house yesterday, I’ll post 14 either today or tomorrow. Also, the photo reference I was using was too blurry. Rookie mistake.
September Study 12: Bear w/ bonus glowy glowy eyes.
2hr 15min - starting to get a good layering process going. With some longer studies I should be able to start painting real detail soon.
September Study 11: Sooty Owl
2 hrs? Eh, while I’m getting some good practice sketching and figuring out a painting process, I’m going to have to start doing studies that take a lot longer to ‘finish.’

September Study 11: Sooty Owl

2 hrs? Eh, while I’m getting some good practice sketching and figuring out a painting process, I’m going to have to start doing studies that take a lot longer to ‘finish.’

September Study 10: Portrait
2hrs? Ugh, I started this in color and then figured out that I had enough on my hands with the blending. (Still not satisfied obviously. I think I’m using the ‘soft’ version of the round brush for blending wayy too much.) 
I think I’ll just do portraits for a month. Maybe November?

alexriesart:

neil-gaiman:

staff:

Today’s the day. The day you help save the internet from being ruined.

Ready? 

Yes, you are, and we’re ready to help you.

(Long story short: The FCC is about to make a critical decision as to whether or not internet service providers have to treat all traffic equally. If they choose wrong, then the internet where anyone can start a website for any reason at all, the internet that’s been so momentous, funny, weird, and surprising—that internet could cease to exist. Here’s your chance to preserve a beautiful thing.)

PLEASE. 

Please do it. This one is important. You may not think YOU are important (you are, by the way) but if your representatives know that you care about how they vote, and if you call, and the person before you calls, and the person after you calls… then they vote to keep the internet the way it is. 

DOOOO ITTTTTTTT (said in the reassuring voice of the thing under your bed when you were tiny)

Do what you can.

Did you see the thing up top? Do it or kiss the blue website goodbye.

This is a good site to protest through (tumblr’s effort is working through it actually). They give you a nice synopsis for when they patch you through to your state representative.

https://www.battleforthenet.com/#home

September Study 9: Kakapo
1hr 30min roughly. Didn’t really feel this one tonight. I think I’ll do a human figure for tomorrows study.
Sep Study 8: I have no idea what type of cat thing this is.
1hr 45min maybe? I was trying to use some ‘hair’ brushes to get the textures right… 
So sleepy.