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The art of summat-else

I have long been a doodling-during-meetings-escapist and used to draw many, many years ago but I have never been particularly good. Well, except at eyes and cartoon rockets taking off (revealing a deep-seated need to escape the meeting in question? Hell yes). An unexpected 40 minutes standing at the elbow of James Ledger during this year's BristolCon, being wowed by his digital art demonstration, plus a number of the other exhibitors' pieces of work, inspired me to have a serious tinker... So this morning I arose, and instead of opening the law books (I finished Unit 5 yesterday, dammit!) I opened up Photoshop, plugged in the Wacom tablet, fired up some tutorials on youtube (there is something quite mellowing about listening to people talk about drawing as they draw) and did some doodling...

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Screen Shot 2013-11-15 at 05.51.47 Screen Shot 2013-11-15 at 05.52.46 Screen Shot 2013-11-15 at 05.53.11Granted, it is all framework/skeletal/stick figure stuff, but it helps me gain a feel for how a body works, and how it works in drawings in particular. In general, I was quite pleased with the above efforts (there's a whole bunch that, well, yes, less said the better).



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