Doodle Time

The summer has been quiet and at times I’ve had a little time to doodle. I ♥ the Cintiq. If they weren’t like the cost of a new laptop or double, I would get one for use at home. *drool*

cliff-walk

This one is based on a nice Pinterest find.

hobbit-hills

This one was inspired by some illustrations by Tolkien that I saw looking up a couple of his poems in the Hobbit back in June. I guess it’s sort of how I imagine Hobbiton … before hobbits lived there?

columns

This one is one I started working on until I realized probably nothing about the scene made any sense. Even by Myst standards of logic, why would you have an observatory in the middle of a crater on a little island – what would you be studying there?

beetle-frog

And a task assigned me from the development team relating to our upcoming game: “photoshop a viking helmet onto him.” Done.

WarFrog

I may also have taken some artistic license with the directions.

I’ve gotten some new toys to play with too. On Saturday, I was lent more lighting equipment, so I played with photographing a little still life I set up:

tea-set

And I got a 10-weight, two-style type family at a 90% discount as well as its matching webfonts, a purchase I probably shouldn’t have made, but I’ve been wanting to buy myself a fancy typeface for a while and such a big discount for a pro-grade type family was too much to pass up. So I took a few lines of poetry I had lying around and played with my new toy:

blue-crystal

Both of these are conveniently sized for wallpapers…

One Response to “Doodle Time”

  1. Ariana
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    Love the viking helmet and artistic liberty taken. Love that that was your assignment, hah. The still life is impressive too.