Silver bells, cockle shells, and pretty maids all in a row.
Our state bird and state flower/tree made for a nice composition.
Cardinal/Dogwood digital painting by Ruthie Edwards, September 7th, 2014.
For non-RVA-folk, the Urban Design Committee of Richmond recently voted down a proposal for a $250,000 sign to be put in Carytown, a neighborhood & shopping district chock full of awesome local boutiques and restaurants. Pretty much everyone acknowledged it would be a grandiose waste of money that would be much better spent on repairing the roofs of Richmond’s dilapidated schools. In response, RVA Magazine ran a “design your own Carytown sign” contest and this was my entry.
Oh, and this is a tugboat.
Tried my hand at some pixel art with a program called Pixen— it’s fabulous! Pixen makes it easy to create frame-by-frame animations as well as artwork with layers, transparency, and more. (Above: actual size; left: 4x enlargement)
(Actual size, enlarged 4x, enlarged 8x)
The nature of pixel art is really time-consuming because of the precision involved, but I hope I get to do more of it.
I remember going to the planetarium at The Discovery Center as a kid and watching the presenter use a laser pointer to highlight the various constellations of the zodiac. What I never understood, though, was how they came up with these things. Cancer just looks like an upside-down “Y.” Taurus looks more like a broom than a bull. I feel bad for Capricorns, the triangle-goat-fish that they are.
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.
More digital works for SketchDaily, including some iridescent bubbles, a sketchy hammer, and a painterly deadbolt key.
I don’t get into fan art much, but I had to paint Sailor Mars in celebration of the new Sailor Moon Crystal series.
Today’s SketchDaily themes were “Slim Shady” or “anthropomorphic pickle.” So I did both.