I drew this in the car on the way to an apple orchard, so needless to say I wasn’t anywhere near a desert. Drawing something without any reference always turns out a strange drawing. Pencil with Photoshop for color.
Our state bird and state flower/tree made for a nice composition.
Cardinal/Dogwood digital painting by Ruthie Edwards, September 7th, 2014.
Normally when you tell people that your favorite game is an online browser game, they groan at the thought of youth-laden cesspools like RuneScape or NeoPets (did you remember to feed your Poogle?). But this game is brilliant. The Kingdom of Loathing is a browser based MMORPG, if you can call it that. It’s more like a “choose your own adventure” book with surrealistic humor and black-and-white stick figures. The in-game currency is meat.
This little guy is some of the original art from the game. The Kingdom of Loathing has been around for 11 years now (that’s ridiculous. It’s not even funny). The writing never ceases to amuse, and the community is just fantastic. So, then, here is my full-color rendering of the home of The Clownlord Beelzebozo:
“Kids, look out the window! There’s a battlefield!”
“THE REAL BATTLE’S IN HERE, MA.”
This is dedicated to my sister, with whom many fights were had, to my dad, who was the indirect cause of these fights for making us go on boring battlefield road trips, and to my mom, who put up with the three of us.
I can’t watch this clip from Mrs. Doubtfire without heaving myself into an uncontrollable fit of laughter. I can’t even explain what’s so funny about it. Robin Williams’s over-the-top humor is absolutely unmatched. He passed away this weekend. I’ll never forget this scene, or any of his movies I grew up with.
A portrait of new wave film director Jean-Luc Godard. “Tout va bien” is the title of one of his films– it roughly means “all is well.” Painted in Photoshop using a comics brush, watercolor brush, and a canvas texture.
I don’t get into fan art much, but I had to paint Sailor Mars in celebration of the new Sailor Moon Crystal series.
Digital paining based on photos of Tredegar Iron Works around 1865. Tredegar was an important iron manufacturer during the Civil War here in Richmond. Today some of the former buildings are a visitor’s center and museum.
Today’s SketchDaily themes were “Slim Shady” or “anthropomorphic pickle.” So I did both.