Aha! A sketch! An actual, honest to God sketch!
I know, I know. It has been quite a while. It’s been a hectic few months, from real-estate troubles and sickness through to the annoyances that only the festive season seems to cause… I’ve only just gotten over a very ugly bout of the flu that had me moaning and groaning for weeks over Christmas and even into the New Year. It feels mighty good to be somewhat healthy again. So anyhow, all that horrid stuff aside, I’m finally able to get back into things – and what better way to get back into the swing of it with a sketch?
I really don’t have a hugely long-winded explanation for today’s picture. As per usual for quick character sketches, I pretty much let her just draw herself. The side-caption-thingie came after, not before. She was going to have a teddy in her backpack, to begin with, but she rather put her foot down and demanded a rattie instead. I wonder why that is?
But now, dear readers, I am afraid I must depart. You see, my darling hubby has demanded (nicely, mind you) that I do some tidying today. I’m afraid that the place must simply sparkle from top to toe before he arrives back at this humble abode in approximately five hours. Ok… maybe not ‘sparkle’, so much as ‘glimmer’; even ‘gleam’ might, I admit, suffice in a pinch. So long as it looks a bit neater and tidier than it has been in the clutter of after-festivities disarray, I think it might be a good step in the right direction.
If I’m lucky, I might even be able to bribe my sister into helping out too. Ahh, sibling bribery… almost as good as rivalry, don’t you think?
So it has been an incredibly busy few weeks… it really has. There’s been a couple of emergency room visits (don’t worry, everyone is fine now), and a whole lot of other work for this and that. To top it off, today is my hubby’s and my wedding anniversary – three whole years of wedded bliss!
I thought I had best try and stop this post drought… I hadn’t posted in a little while, and despite the almost hectic nature of things at the moment, I thought that I really should start getting back into my blogging again. I have been sketching, though I must admit that it is drips and drabs rather than epic masterpieces.
Annnnyhow… I’m back, and I will be making an effort to post again regularly from this day onwards. At least until it gets too busy for me to look at a computer, let alone sit down and type.
So that is all for today – please tune in tomorrow for another episode of *dun Dun DUNNNN!!!* Kat’s Blog of Doooooooom. I think I might actually rename the site that for a few days… hmm. Photoshop, here I come.
Dimi, I blame you for this. I just want you to know that. That aside, this cthulhu is super-cute!
That is all. I won’t bore you with a round-about post this time, since I’ve already done two of those so far today. Last cthulhu today, I promise. Oh, and the site will probably return to a semblance of normality sometime soon. In the meantime, it is a make-over for cthulhu madness.
Ok, So I’ll admit it – I had awesome fun adding a teensie bit of colour to this sketch. I know that a smart person would redo the sketch to be perfectly suited to the digital form – outlining things again with the pen tool, and getting awesome, crisp lines… but sue me. I’m lazy, and as if you can’t tell, I love seeing my working marks on sketches!
So anyhow, this is a little extra bonus pic for the night. Cutie-cthulhu, with a little bit of rough colour! I’m going to get back to my real life for the evening now. I have some wonderful music playing, I’m bopping along happily, and I’m allllmost tempted to go see what gorgeous wines we have lying around. That is just how awesome tonight is.
In fact, it is so awesome that I did up another brand new banner for the site. It’s just a bit of silliness, but still… a lot of fun for me! Hope you like it!
Is there such a thing as a cthulhu who is also a girl, or at least ‘of the female persuasion’? I suggest that there is. I have not seen a picture of one before (not that I have gone searching, mind you), but I think that there should be. Perhaps if there were not, there are none for good reason. Perhaps if there were girl cthulhus, they would actually be prolific breeders, and the Earth would be overrun by them. With that entirely said, I have not read H.P. Lovecraft at all. For all I know, the breeding habits of the common cthulhu is expressly outlined in detail within the first paragraph of ‘Call of the Cthulhu’. You know… right by that bit where they explain exactly how to pronounce the damn word.
After going through the Wiki for Cthulhu, it would appear that Cthulhu might actually have reproduced to create, uhhhh, mini-cthulhu (otherwise known as ‘star spawn’)… possibly without the aid of a female. I’m sure somebody can correct me properly, so that I don’t get it wrong.
Wait, was this meant to be a blog about art? About sketches and inspiration? Boy I’m posting some random things, recently…