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Summer Art Challenge Day 38 — making art every day!

This evening was the weekly get together for the comic jam gang. Only three of us were there, but we had a great time making sketch cards over our burgers (mine was the seared tuna with sesame seeds and tapenade, with hand-cut, fresh, potato chips — mmm.) One of my friends, Jesse Pollard, is a self-proclaimed “obsessive drawer”, and watching her draw is an education — she is absolutely fearless, drawing quickly, directly in ink for the most part. Her sketchbook is populated by boldly drawn and brushed creatures and people of many varied facial types, often in costumes — most of which she says come out of her head! Here’s Jesse’s tumblr. My other friend, Mariesa de la Rosa, showed us beautiful manga-style people, perfect and delicate, in a lovely little moleskine type sketchbook; she takes her time more like I do when drawing. Here’s Mariesa’s website and her tumblr. They are both working on their own stories which will soon be books.

I managed to complete three little drawings, which I brought home to paint in watercolour (romantic ambiance is not the best drawing light!). I’m much more pleased with these than last week’s. Like the ones I’ve done before, these are standard trading card size, 3.5 x 2.5 inches. I’m trying to think of them as little comic panels, as they are rather smaller than I’m used to for making a drawing!

I figured it was about time Spam made it into a sketch card; I'll be doing more of him and his friends for the upcoming convention in Whitehorse. Iris the Art Muse looks ready for adventure with her favourite piece of equipment! I used to draw dragons a lot, so much I can practically draw them in my sleep, so I warmed up with this fellow.

I figured it was about time Spam made it into a sketch card; I’ll be doing more of him and his friends for the upcoming convention in Whitehorse. Iris the Art Muse looks ready for adventure with her favourite piece of equipment! I used to draw dragons a lot, so much I can practically draw them in my sleep, so I warmed up with this fellow.

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