Category Archives: Art

Drawing Gretchen 10 Years Later

As I continue my quest to improve my drawing skills, I decided it would be fun to draw a new and revised picture of Gretchen, an original character I created some years back.  She looks a heck of a lot better, as do my attempts at coloring hair and eyes.  Below is the character description I included on Deviant Art. Continue reading Drawing Gretchen 10 Years Later

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New Eiffel Tower T-Shirt Design!

G’day, folks!  Just thought I’d share with you all a new t-shirt design I added over on my Spreadshirt Marketplace.  I actually haven’t added any designs in over a year or so, but I finally had some inspiration.  And it all started with a little piece of fan art I did… Continue reading New Eiffel Tower T-Shirt Design!

The Duck Tries Eye and Hair Coloring Tutorials

As the Duck attempts to improve my drawing skills, every once in a while, I try to follow along with some tutorials in the areas in which I am the weakest.  I have checked out tutorials on facials expressions, hands, and shading, and following along with some Bob Ross paintings seemed like good practice for natural landscapes.  The newest area in which I wanted to learn how to improve was in coloring eyes and hair. Continue reading The Duck Tries Eye and Hair Coloring Tutorials

Is This Blog Post Actually Stretching?

Happy Halloween, fellow mortals!  I have been simply dying to show you my Ratchet and Clank stretching portraits, and today is finally the day to discover just how those pictured in my earlier post met their ghastly ends…. Continue reading Is This Blog Post Actually Stretching?

In the Misty Woods

I’ve never been great at coming up with original ideas.  That’s probably why I so enjoy fan art and fan fiction because it saves me the trouble of having to come up with any original characters or worlds for them to inhabit.  A little while back, however, the idea for a random original creature popped into my head, and I just had to draw it before my rare bout of creativity vanished. Continue reading In the Misty Woods

The Quest for Requests on Deviant Art

Things over on Deviant Art have been going pretty well.  It came as quite a surprise when I started receiving a few requests, despite being a relative newcomer to the site.  The first request was for a game I had never played before and the second was for literature, something I’d rather not do (the only requests I accept are for artwork).  Finally, my third request was for Rayman and an original character, which I took to with gusto.  It was my first real request, after all, which was quite exciting indeed. Continue reading The Quest for Requests on Deviant Art

Drawing: Rayman and Ly – June 2018

I felt like putting together the steps involved in one of my more recent pictures, a drawing I made of Rayman and Ly from the Rayman series.  It’s easily one of my most detailed pictures thus far, and painting along with Bob Ross has certainly helped me with the background.  Backgrounds are a weakness of mine, but I’m slowly improving. Continue reading Drawing: Rayman and Ly – June 2018

Painting Happy Trees with Bob Ross

In a recent post, the Duck discussed a few new art tips I had learned that had helped to improve my drawing.  One other area in which I wanted to improve was landscapes.  I have never been particularly adept at drawing backgrounds, so I decided some practice was in order.  The answer to my woes turned out to be…Bob Ross’ The Joy of Painting series. Continue reading Painting Happy Trees with Bob Ross