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Seem to be making a habit of this

I fully intended to post a snippet on Sunday; I had photos taken and everything.  But then Junebug got sick (fever and vomiting), and all plans went out the window. He got better yesterday, but we had a guest over for dinner, which took up my time. (And now I just got back from cleaning up after Sprout, who is suddenly sick. :( )

So, quickly then, I finally decided on what kind of style I want to use for the illustrations, so I played around a bit with different media.  One experiment was doing suminagashi with materials on hand a cheap paper, so not the most stunning results:



The super bright spot on the right is a sun dapple. :P

Then I practiced drawing rats and did more sketches in the two poses I'll need in the book:




For fun, I did some symmetrical drawings, using both my right and left hands simultaneously.


No snippet next week because we are taking a trip to the Red Sea. 

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asakiyume
Jul. 12th, 2016 08:00 pm (UTC)
I think the suminagashi turned out nice, actually, and I'm really impressed with your two-handed drawing.

If only you could teleport to our house, you could sketch some rats from life. You've definitely got the feel for them--that upper left-hand corner pose is definitely one they do!

Hope the kids give you a week or two without fevers and vomiting -_- And I hope you enjoy the Red Sea!
mnfaure
Jul. 13th, 2016 08:50 am (UTC)
The inks I was were not really adapted to the technique, so they didn't make nice circles, nor were the colors as bright as I hope to work with. Still it was fun to do and informative. The kids joined in and created, created, created. So I cleaned and cleaned and cleaned. :P

Can't wait for the vacation. In fact, Sprout wants to pack NOW (she's feeling a lot better), so I better get back to it.
queenoftheskies
Jul. 13th, 2016 04:36 am (UTC)
Those are beautiful!
mnfaure
Jul. 13th, 2016 08:50 am (UTC)
Thanks. :)
khiemtran
Jul. 13th, 2016 04:59 am (UTC)
Hope you have fun at the Red Sea (and that everyone is healthy by then)!

That symmetrical drawing is really striking actually.
mnfaure
Jul. 13th, 2016 08:51 am (UTC)
I like how it turned out, too, and now I want to do fun drawings of the family in that style. :P
nipernaadiagain
Jul. 18th, 2016 07:35 am (UTC)
The rats are so cute!
mnfaure
Jul. 24th, 2016 02:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you:)
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