Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sketchblog Edition 115: Comings and Goings

It's been a while.
I apologize for the long hiatus,
but this Summer was a crazy one,
filled with greetings and goodbyes,
laughs and tears,
happiness and sadness,
hopes and fears,
successes and failures,
stillness and movement,
comings and goings.

But now it is Fall,
and as the year approaches its end,
it's time to pick up the pieces and get back to work.

Here is what you missed over the Summer:

One of my friends didn't know what a spat was, so I drew a picture:

We had a bit of a roach problem in my apartment before I moved out this Summer,
and of course, my luck with creeper bugs watching me in the bathroom continued:

I have to admit, ever since starting to play Magic: The Gathering less than a year ago with my friends,
it's lately become more and more of an obsession (both fun and dangerous).
My friends have learned to fear my wolf deck. >:P

Just felt like sketching in a different style.

Lauren's birthday was also this Summer, so I made an Umbreon cake for her. :3

One of my Summer commissions was a Tekkonkinkreet hat for a friend.
It was a thrill to make!

Some of my friends and I had a sketch session with the theme of unusual animal/human combinations.
My choice was a giraffe.

I was finally able to catch a lizard again this Summer,
but the poor little guy freaked out and popped his tail off in my hand. :(

What kind of sketchblog would it be without some cats?
A terrible one.

Just something I did when I was bored and frustrated.
I like how it turned out, and I'm going to have to try to use the little creature at the bottom more often.
He's kind of like a cross between a Lepuline and a Derpshark.

My new roommates Lauren Duda and Bridget, and my good friends Squirrel and Jen Cram and I went to the park one day and did some sketching from life.
It was so pleasant and quite entertaining, to say the least. :)

You know, this would probably look far better as a painting than a sketch. :/

We went to see Lion King in the theater just about a week ago,
and it was just as powerful as I remember it being the first time I saw it on the big screen.
I'm not ashamed to admit that I choked up several times during the film.
I saw it in 3D at first, and it wasn't bad, but to be honest, the 3D didn't do anything for it.
We're going to see it again in 2D this weekend. :)

That in combination with the fact that my roommate Bridget is making her senior animation about lions made me just want to draw one.
I don't like the way it came out, but it was fun either way.

I promised Josh Brock I'd draw him in my style so he could use it as his profile picture,
so here it is:

Here is also a sketch of Bridget:

And a sketch of Drew:

And Lauren Duda, whose 21st birthday was yesterday!
Happy Birthday, Lauren!

Thanks for your patience and for reading, as always!

Free sketch requests are now open for the month of October, so head on over to my deviantART to let me know what you want!

Love you all,
and have a wonderful day!

Emily J Sampson

p.s. The future belongs to us.
Don't let go of it.