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
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?
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
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
Look closely at the image below and tell me if it looks familiar…. Continue reading This Blog Post Has No Windows and No Doors
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
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
A few months ago, the Duck returned to a largely abandoned hobby, drawing. At this time, I also joined Deviant Art in order to share my attempts at artistry with the world. Quite some time ago, I gave up on drawing after years spent trying in vain to progress my skills. This time, I am far more serious, and it seems to be greatly to my benefit. Continue reading Drawing Tips the Duck Has Learned: Shading and Hands
The Duck has always wished to be, at the very least, a semi-competent artist. But try as I may, I could never draw with the level of skill I so desired. Maybe I just didn’t try hard enough. Maybe I didn’t want it badly enough. Maybe…maybe I just didn’t have what it takes. Whatever the case, after years of trying, I just…gave up…sometime during 2013, I believe. It was a dark day for mediocre art indeed. Continue reading The Duck Has Joined Deviant Art!
With October quickly approaching, I thought I’d get some Halloween designs up on SpreadShirt. On my Duck of Indeed SpreadShop, I’ve created a few variations of my new spooky Duck, and I’ve also added a few new designs to my Marketplace page, which is where non-brand-related designs go. The first design is a zombie with the text “Brains are gluten-free”, great news indeed for any gluten-intolerant zombies out there. In addition to my Halloween t-shirts, I also added a design with the Loch Ness Monster, Scotland’s greatest hide-and-seek master. Nessie looks pretty charming indeed. The designs are as follows:
As an extra treat, I wanted to mention that SpreadShirt is having a 15% off everything sale in all shops (this is where I sell my Duck of Indeed t-shirts) from 9/12/17 – 9/18/17. If you’re interested, the code is: 150917. And of course, all designs are property of the Duck of Indeed!
Edit: Actually, several days have gone by, and my zombie design has not yet appeared in my Marketplace page. I’m not sure when it will, but if it doesn’t show up soon, I might try making it available in my SpreadShop instead, in case you’re interested.
Duck, Creator of Terrifying D-Shirts!