Today I was able to sleep way more than I have in the past 2 weeks. As an average I have been getting about 3 to 4 hours a day, this has made me rather sadder and more tired than usual, plus more prone to migraines.
Needless to say, today I feel much better, but as a side effect of finally relaxing I was very lazy and barely did anything of significance. To be sincere, I finally sat down to draw at about 7 p.m., which is late for me any day and specially late on a weekend and I didn't set foot outside at all.
It has been a weird week anyway, but it ended in quite a sweet note. A good friend, Amy, wrote an incredibly sweet entry on her blog about me. It reminded me, yet again, of what an incredible collection of wonderful friends I have managed to meet over the years.
I keep saying this, but it is true, I just don't know what I have done to deserve such wonderful people in my life. The sole fact that I managed to find Andrei, for example, over all the thousands of miles across us was an amazing oddity on its own, but as I have grown and worked I have met people that have touched my life in so many great ways, encouraged me and welcomed me into their lives as if I had always been part of them. Truly remarkable, isn't it?
Anyway, sappy moments aside, here are today's Fairy Tale drawings. I had to do some research on some of them since I hadn't heard of these characters before, or I had heard of them, but forgotten them overtime. So, in no particular order, here they are:
First off, Red Riding Hood. She was a very popular choice! I steampunked her some as well, partly by request, partly by personal preference lol. She carries her own ax, and she surely knows how to use it. The vials on her belt hold different potions/enchantments to guard off malicious wooden spirits.
|Red Riding Hood - Blue pencil and mechanical pencil on plain Moleskine notebook. Aprox 20 mins.|
|Aladdin's Genie - Blue and mechanical pencil on plain Moleskine notebook. Aprox 10 mins.|
|Jack Spratt and Wife - Blue and mechanical pencil on plain Moleskine notebook. Aprox 10 mins.|
And finally (for today), Scheherazade. I had heard of her before, maybe by another name (I read Fairy Tales like I breathed air as a kid), but I had forgotten about her completely until I researched and remembered. She is proof that being well read and shrewd can save your life.
|Scheherazade reading a book - Blue and mechanical pencil on plain Moleskine notebook. Aprox 10 mins.|