Although Mechacon went really well, and I had lots of energy the week after Mecha (put to use prepping for the Walmart Art Supply Review series, the Dollar Tree Art Supply Review series, and the Target Art Supply Review Series), by the time I got back to Nashville, and the solitude of working from home, I was pretty spent. I spent the next couple weeks struggling with reoccuring depression, an all too common malady I battle with, which entirely sapped my creativity and almost sapped my desire to draw. At best, I was simply drawing from reference while working on larger projects that I could not afford to postpone.
|I posted step by step drawing and inking process for the Kara on the right on my Instagram as I was drawing it.|
|I plan on making a new banner when Gizmo Grandma is printed and ready for distribution. It'll be Kara, comparing art supplies. I posted the step by step sketching and pencilling process on my Instagram.|
|A chibi illustration I did so I could post process to Instagram, both sketching and inking.|
|Another paperchild of Kara. You can check out the whole thing on my Instagram.|
When the fog of depression finally started to lift, I decided to put effort into coming up with a more cartoony, more gestural B-style, and opted to do that mainly through drawing fanart of some of my favorite characters.
|Card Captor Sakura and baby Amethyst as a witch.|
|Sailor Jupiter and Venus|
|Selina Mayer (Veep) and Usagi|
|Referenced warmup, Bubbbles and Buttercup|
|Blossom and Madoka|
|Bee and Puppycat|
|Faux inkwash studies of my cat, Bowie, done using the Pilot Precise V5, which I reviewed as part of my Walmart Art Supply Series. The post should be up here soon.|
|DeeDee and Mabel|
Welp, now I'm caught up on the Summer Art Dump, and considering it's taken me almost a month to get all three parts posted, I'm sure I'll have even more sketches to share by the time this post goes live.