Overwatch: McCree

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So I participated in the stress test and the open beta for Overwatch. I might be addicted. I spent way too many late nights and hours blowing shit up with Junkrat, flying around like a lunatic with Pharah, and zooming through enemy fire with Mercy. HOLY SHIT THIS IS THE BEST GAME EVER.

Ahem. Anyway, my friends and I are all jonesing super bad since it doesn’t release until May 24, so I drew McCree, one of the heroes, for my husband. He wanted a graphite drawing, and I chose the cover of McCree’s comic as I thought it was a great image. Turns out that doing graphite shading when the original is shaded with watercolor-esque is fucking hard.

This is one of the only drawings I’ve ever done that I like; that just doesn’t fucking happen. Next up: Junkrat!

Tools used: Bristol paper, graphite pencils

Mom’s birthday present 2015: the bratface

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This year, money’s a little tighter than normal so I had to get creative with my gift-giving. Literally.

I drew a picture of my daughter for my mother for her birthday. I tried to choose a photo that really shows off the kid’s personality (she’s making a face…) while also being a photo she doesn’t have. I think I did pretty well, although I think the chest and sleeves could use a bit more work. However, I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out overall, and it’s nice to give something you made to your family!

Final version large:

Final version
Final version

Blue the velociraptor

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sequence of images showing the progression of a pencil sketch of the velociraptor named "Blue" from the movie Jurassic World
Drawn from the wonderful work of YANKEETREX ON DEVIANTART.

So my daughter loved Jurassic World. (My husband and I…not as much.) The velociraptors were by far her favorites in both Jurassic Park and Jurassic World, so I wasn’t surprised when she asked me to draw one for her. I chose Blue from the new movie, because I love blue duh.

I found this guy on DeviantArt named YankeeTRex who does amazing concept art, and I drew one of his models in graphite.

Tools of the trade: Strathmore Bristol Board, Koh-I-Noor Hardtmuth solid graphite pencils

Minced oath

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A minced oath is basically neutered profanity:

“a euphemistic expression formed by misspelling, mispronouncing, or replacing a part of a profane, blasphemous, or taboo term to reduce the original term’s objectionable characteristics.”

Of course, I took this in a different direction.

minced oath