1. I made a twitter quite a while ago and have recently rediscovered it. I’m planning on using it to post on-the-go process work, some of my many unseen sketches, previews, and 2 line thoughts of course. :) Sometimes I’ll be posting things that won’t make it to my tumblr for any number of reasons, so if you feel like seeing some exclusive scribbles, take a look!

     
  2. Today was a very emotional day, mostly due to the death of my beloved cat (he was very old). This evening i resigned myself to blasting Kate Miller-Heidki and finishing this page of fish.

     
  3. I went to a life drawing group last night. I haven’t been to one since 2011. I really need to work on scaling my drawings to fit the page, and slowing down during the longer poses.

    These are 10 and 15 minute poses. I started with a light blue pastel, then used a darker blue for shadows and more defined lines, then i added in mid-tone shadows and highlighted strong edges with a white pastel. 

     
  4. Gloop Fish by Deanna Hewitt (on tumblr)

    Most of the Gloop Fish’s body is able to shift, melting away and rejoining the central mass of the creature as it moves through the deepest parts of the ocean. 

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  5. Decoma is now on Society6!

    You can now buy high quality prints of my work on a range of products, including apparel, phone skins and cases, bags, pillows, mugs, or art prints!

    These 5 illustrations have been selected as the start of my store, but please feel free to request anything in my blog and I’ll see what I can do. :) I’ll be adding new things all the time so if you’re on Socety6, please give me a follow to stay up to date. I’ll also include links to the store page of new illustrations as I post them to my blog. 

    How exciting! :D

     
  6. I saw Maleficent the other day and it was very good. I think they transformed her into a really interesting character.

     
  7. icelandic hillsides

     
  8. i’ve started using this website for figure drawing references, and i highly recommend it. it cycles through reference images following pre-chosen criteria at set intervals. it’s great for anyone who can’t get to a studio class, or who just wants to do a bit of practice. these were all 10 minute drawings.

    all reference images by Marcus J. Ranum

     
  9. colour practice is coming along nicely. i wanted to try a more realistic palette, so this is based loosely on the paddocks around my house which are always especially beautiful for a few short minutes at sunset when everything gets silhouetted in orange.

     
  10. it’s…  another tree! and a leopard. this was done for colour practice, critiques are welcome!