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15 November 2008 @ 06:13 pm
sometimes perceptive  
Too Soon

Four days, done with a ballpoint pen taken from a hotel somewhere. Realization: I need a better table and lighting. Her hair got too dark too quickly, mostly because I was doodling while sitting on my bed. I was thus unable to support my arm properly, and wound up using heavier strokes rather than using light ones to build up layers of light and dark. Whoops. I debated going back and painting light in, but figured, if I'm going to take that sort of effort, I'm going to start a new, better doodle worthy of it! I do like her accidental throat tattoo, however, and might turn her into a repeat character of sorts. Perhaps.

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In good news: my driver's side brake light works now!
In bad news: something they did while fixing the brake light messed up the Super Tomato's already temperamental hatch closure, and it now takes me about five minutes to get it to shut properly. Hrm ...
In amusing news: by gosh, my car really is held together with tape!
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gentileschi: Loof Merrow - Ice Dollgentileschi on November 16th, 2008 12:06 am (UTC)
This is far too detailed and finished to be considered a doodle. This is one of my favorite things you've ever drawn. I think her hair is lovely!
One Who Wanders: grinabiona on November 17th, 2008 01:09 am (UTC)
Thanks muchly. I am glad you like it.
Queen Dopplepoppleous: ZOMG!queendopple on November 16th, 2008 01:24 am (UTC)
wow, this is gorgeous! Agreed with the post above!
One Who Wanders: howlabiona on November 17th, 2008 01:09 am (UTC)
Thank you. Any suggestions for a name for the gal?
Dustin, Hrair-roo: makoto YEAH!yuushi on November 16th, 2008 03:56 pm (UTC)
That's awesome! When I used to draw, I could never use a pen, because I'd mess up too much!
One Who Wanders: amusedabiona on November 17th, 2008 01:08 am (UTC)
Thanks. That's exactly the trouble with a pen ... if I screw up, I can't take it back on the real deal! For digital purposes, there's Photoshop, but I always want the original to need as little touch up work as possible.

To minimize screwups, I generally sketch an outline of sorts in pencil before I begin, and after I have finished laying down the first layer of ink, I erase any visible pencil marks.
Giang (yang)cometeoraine on November 17th, 2008 01:41 am (UTC)
You have mad skillz with a pen. I absolutely love this.