Category Archives: Art

2018 Art Summary

Well, 2019 is here, and I have officially surpassed one year on Deviant Art.  I think I had actually reached my first year back in November or December, but to make things easier, I decided to just round up to January….  And to celebrate my very first year of returning to art, I have created an art summary featuring one picture from each month of 2018. Continue reading 2018 Art Summary

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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

Drawing Tips the Duck Has Learned: Shading and Hands

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 Joined Deviant Art!

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!