Monday, August 13, 2012

Doodle 013 - Taking the dragon for a stroll

I could start this post by griping about the fact that it is Monday... but instead I will post a video I found yesterday that illustrates my feelings about today:

 

Now, imagine I am the panda, the cage is Monday and the panda caretaker is reality... damn you reality! *Shakes fist*

Needles to say, I felt a bit off most of the day, and then just downright sad when I got home after work, but I sat myself down and doodled practically nothing for a couple of hours until... I went and checked my pinterest feed.

Oh yeah,  I am about shoulder deep into pinterest. It is an awesome place for visual types, like me, to gather stuff. I might even be a bit, (or OK maybe a lot), addicted.
I use pinterest as a tool to cheer myself up with geeky things I love and to keep reminding myself of what I want to achieve.

For example: I have a whole board dedicated just to what I believe would be my dream job: Character, production design and storyboarding for animated features.

Anyhow, one of the people I follow, Claire Hummel, who BTW is an incredible artist, has an awesome collection of pins to use as reference for costumes on her drawings. So I got inspired and drew this just by grabbing a jacket from one of her boards and going from that:

Taking the dragon out for a stroll - Graphite and mechanical pencil on plain moleskine notebook, aprox 10 mins.
The dragon finagled its way into the drawing when I found it a tad static, things just seem to flow that way sometimes.

Some days are harder than others and my creativity is affected by the way I feel. Consistency and discipline do help a lot, so I am happy I managed to draw something out. I didn't get discouraged because I knew you guys were cheering me on as well.

6 comments:

Nancy said...

She looks like she is deep in thought, or day dream. Very pretty in an innocent quiet way. at least that is what i see, and i love it !

Sarah said...

I feel it too! Just think, it can't be Monday again for a whole week! And I love to wittle dragon.

Maple Girl said...

I love it! I love how you can suggest an entire scene/setting with just a single drawing.

I can totally see her as a sort of aristocracy who is pining the loss of a loved one, possibly due to a war. And the dragon is her one true companion through this whole ordeal.

Or maybe it's just the storyteller in me. ^_^

LeAnn Woodward said...

I love coming here every day and seeing your new creations! I'm inspired by you and I am thinking of taking up my drawing again... Something I haven't done since before I had kids (my baby is 18) Not sure if I'll be any good at it anymore. Scared to try but with your inspiration I think I will have to.

Keep it up! And thank you for sharing yourself with us!

Nomi said...

Yaaay #13!!!

Saudade said...

@Nancy: Thanks! Yes, she does look pensive doesn't she?

@Sarah: That's a good way to look at it :D

@Maple Girl: Thanks, I try. I love your interpretation, very nice.

@LeAnn: Thanks for checking my doodles out. At first your drawings might be a bit off, but if you put a bit of work at them every now and again I am sure you'll get back into the groove of things. I am rooting for you!

@Nomi: right? I can't believe I have done so many so far.

Thanks everybody!