I drew this for a contest on DeviantArt last week – kinda rushed it because I forgot about it then realised the deadline was in a few days But the deadline’s now been extended so I didn’t really need to worry at all. The contest is pretty cool though, you’re basically just given a word and you have to draw something around that. My word was witch- I don’t draw magic/supernatural stuff all that often so I decided to take the stereotypical image of a witch and do my own spin on it. I really didn’t want it to be like those tacky halloween pictures you see everywhere around October though, you know with the orange pumpkins and all that jazz? Ehh not too sure if I completely like what turned out though…but I do like the colours I was listening to The xx whilst drawing this hence the title. I love the iridescent, dream-like quality of their music and I really want to try incorporate that into my drawings in the future.
Drawing different times of day is still kind of a challenge for me, mainly because of colours, but the colour theory class I’m doing this semester is actually helping me a lot. We’re on a two week break from next week so I have quite a bit to do to finish off some assignments. I’m also planning on doing a lot more drawing during the break though! I have a few concepts I want to do digitally, and I also want to do a tshirt design around Beastie Bay and Fallout although designing for tshirts still kinda confuses me.
I’m kinda obsessed with Kairosoft games at the moment – they make simulation games for the iPhone/Android, and to be honest some of them do start off a bit slow but they are so. addictive. Their games are pretty expensive at around $4.50+ each but I think it’s worth it. Anyway one of their games, Beastie Bay, is completely free. And they have the BEST creatures in it, like PUDDLEKING and MECHA CHIMP and DRAZILLA:
I actually really like the design of Puddleking and Drazilla, which is why I want to do a design around them. Although I may get Puddleking and draw him with the other kings in the game (I think there are four..).
Anyway I’m also planning on finally working on the new website for my actual work portfolio and business-y type stuff too over my short break. Probably moreso during my lonng month break coming up middle of the year though. More news around that soon hopefully, haha.
I actually should be doing my colour theory homework AND proper work at the moment but getting kinda distracted. Gotta love Saturdays.
On a sidenote, I’ve merged the drawing and illustration categories on this site. It was just confusing the heck outta me and it’s pretty much the same thing anyway! Don’t really know why I made two different categories to begin with….;_;