akl20free

I have been free from iso for the past few weeks. It's been nice to see family and begin to get settled.

Here is some recent artwork - mostly from the last week. A mixture of redditgetsdrawn and friends portraits

rani

A portrait of Rani. Had a date with her in Hamilton. We had bubble tea and dumplings. It was fun meeting her, but I won't see her again.

sugar-fairy-rgd

A portrait of sugar-fairy from rgd. I liked drawing the braids in her hair.

lostpatromess-rgd

A portrait of lostpatromess from rgd. In the background I decided to draw a landscape.

rania

A portrait of Rania. Her head is on the side. In the background is a doorframe. We chatted lots during my time in iso. Have had good food, bubble tea, and beach trips with her. A good friend.

lolla183-rgd

A portrait of lolla183 from rgd. Her forehead is cut off. In the background is a landscape.

mihsnguen-rgd

A portrait of mihsnguen from rgd. She is looking over her shoulder. There was a landscape in the reference image so I was able to add it to this.

onelegup

A landscape with a robot holding one leg up.

thickarm

A landscape with character with thick arms.

quarantine-rgd

I decided to move back to New Zealand. I have not had a job since March and there is more support for me in New Zealand. I miss Sydney alot. Especially my friends and traveling around Sydney. I hope to go back in the future. I have been in a hotel for the past two weeks. I connected my raspberry pi to the hotel tv and did digital drawing - the reference i used was portraits on redditgetsdrawn.

rgd-kt_jp

I portrait of kt_jp on rgd, I liked the neon lights behind her, the animal hat and the circle glasses.

rgd-gabriellewho19

A portrait of gabriellewho19 from rgd. I liked the internal building elements in the background.

rgd-losercase

A portrait of losercase from rgd. I like her diamond shaped glasses. They are not circle, but jagged. Very unique.

rgd-chaohaiou

A portrait of chaohaiou from rgd. I like her blink of one eye.

landscape-person

A landscape with a person on it.

landscape-noperson

A landscape with no people.

rgd-teaforte

A portrait of teaforte from rgd. I like her outfit and the way her hair is tied up.

rgd-personwithissues101

A portrait of personwithissues101 from rgd. I like her circle glasses and the landscape in the background. There is land in the distance, water to the right. and land in the center.

rgd-htttayp

A portrait of htttayp from rgd. I like her bust and the way her arm reaches behind her back.

rgd-daphne666

A portrait of daphne666 from rgd. I like the side angle and the flowers on her outfit.

jun2020nulla

Here are the drawings for the past few weeks. I took my drawing gear out to a cafe and to cronulla, but mostly been drawing from home and with no reference.

june20portpi

This was drawn in Cronulla. It's one of my favourite spots to draw - just sitting on the bench and looking out over the water and building. The focus on this is the buildings though.

dotworld

A skinny tall character with lots of circles. More than usual (though there are a few clouds in the sky).

personmask

Masks are all the rage. I have 50. The character is wearing a mask. Clouds in the sky, spikes on the mountains. Water in the foreground. There are a circles inside the mountains.

sun-faces

Faces on the few suns in the sky.

squarechest

A character with several square shapes chests.

teststroke

This was setup of gimp on the pi - no thick to thin stroke.

street

Drawn outside a cafe in Penshurt. It is mostly of the street signs, and buildings. Ended up diverting from the scene and adding a character and water.

dancewings

A character with wings.

stomach-squirm

A character in the middle with lots of squiggles around it.

rightportrsit

A portrait of a character on the right.

dodo-crossing

A character from Animal Crossing on the right.

may20

It is May 2020 and time for another post. It's been almost 2 months since I have left my Suburb. Tomorrow I am going for a trip into the city.

Here is some recent works

yui

Yui portrait from Terrence House: Opening New Doors.

peppercarrot

Pepper And Carrot e32 line trace. I loved the landscapes in this strip, so decided to draw it. The tents were especially fun to draw - I've drawn similar in the past with the Spyro The Dragon painting. I added the logo from the top of these strip to the bottom of this panel.

squarechest

Landscape with a character

thinkjp

Portrait thinking Japanese characters.

maysissorhands

Character with sissor hands.

crossface

A character and landscape.

pcrossface

Another face?

chinesechars

Chinese characters.

poshfyre

Portrait of poshfyre from redditgetsdrawn.

veinian-

portrait of veinian from redditgetsdrawn.

jp-getsdrawn

Happy April. All this artwork is from April. I have not travelled anywhere for a month and have sadly lost my job. I have been keeping busy by learning Japanese. I have not been writing much code as I have felt somewhat burnt out after finishing off at my job.

rgd-roicegawdt

A portrait of roicehawdt from redditgetsdrawn. I have been working on my getsdrawn script that downloads images from redditgetsdrawn drawn, builds a nikola blogpost from it, and uses MS azure image to return info on the people in the image (gender, age, faceial expression). I wanted to build something that would help me filter certain images from rgd that I want to join.

glasses-peak-landscape

A portrait with glasses peaking out from the landscape.

vamp-smile

A vampire with a smile.

brawlers-landscape

brawlers landscape

rgd-busybeingyours

A portrait of budybeingyours from redditgetsdrawn. Her hair is long on one side - sweaping down to her chest. Hand on the back of her hat. In the background - a quick landscape sketch with water and mountains with circles inside mountains. It's missing clouds!

nohead-legs

A character with no head but it has legs.

jp-hiragana

Hiragana pratice. I've been mostly filling out a sketchbook with characters.

nimidori

A portrait of nimidori from redditgetsdrawn

drone-sky

A landscape with lots of drone like shapes in the sky.

robot-citrclecrossmouth

Robotos with a circle cross mouth.

covid19-portraits

Happy Easter. I have spent Easter at home and writing code to classify reference reactial recinision code with microsoft azure.

plyussun

aprilportrait

a portrait drawing of April.

jack21

Happy 21st to Jack. I have known him his whole life. I feel old.

charthorns

A landscape with character with thorns.

sadface

A character with sad face.

laura

A portrait of Laura. We never met but talked online for a few weeks. I like her round glasses.

datesnrgd

Happy First of April. No update this year in March. I guess I was busy with my job and the lack of social interactions.

Here's some drawings from the month.

jessexciting

Jessexciting from redditgetsdrawn. I like the animal sitting on her head. It adds character to the piece. She is looking up at the animal. In the background there is a fence.

zipwater

zig zag waters

thatredgirl19

tthatredgirl19

izzle

portrait of izzle. Straight hair and drinking a cup of tea. Eyes closed, look is down.

circlex

circlex

landchar

a character on land

manny

Manny left working at Indago Digital so I drew a portrait of him before he left.

circarms2

circarms2

bizzawr

bizzzawr portrait from redditgetsdrawn, Big rim glasses similar to my general glasses.

waATERS

waters.

ruth

a portrait of ruth. we went to starbucks together once.

olivia

a portrait of olivia. We never met but she was nice to talk to. She had long wavely hair.

scatterbrainzzzu

scatterbrainzzu

devilharpy

devilharpy portrait from redditgetsdrawn. big lushish eyes. cute circle nose. Facepaint under the eyes.

corop

corop

feb20portraits

It's a leap year! Leaving the post to last minute of the month. I have a new monitor at home which I have been using for digital drawing - vertical style. I've gone back to horizontal as I was unable to figure out how to rotate the input on the wacom drawing table to vertical, so it makes the orientation hard. Still I think at some point I will buy myself a large drawing tablet as it will suit my larger monitor better.

Here's the art from the month, it's all been completed from home (another Pi for my portable monitor would be handy, I'm quite excited that Raspberry Pi recently reduced the price of pi4 2/4 gig models - I think I will pick up a 2gig version sometime soon. I will use this for my home desktop computer and use my current pi4 1gig for the portable Pi. They have certainly came a long way since I started using them in 2014.

emopartytime

A drawing of two figures from RedditGetsDrawn - username is emopartytime. The position was unusual and made it interesting. Plus I rarely draw multiply people.

harsita-r

A portrait of Harsita-r from RedditGetsDrawn. Broke her face up into lots of shapes. I like the star pattern on her dress.

wideleg

Wideleg character in the top left.lots of tube like shares with lines running through them.

circlemountains

Landscape on the bottom left. Circles for the mountains in the distance.

theoofficalradio

Portrait of theoofficalradio from RedditGetsDrawn. She was wearing a black hat, which I tried to cover in with line. Nothing in the background

oneeye

This was the first test with vertical monitor. All the black line was not set for pressure sensitive. Repeat of the one eye character.

circleartms

Circle arm character on the bottom left. Holding his arms up. Stars for eyes, and a monobraw.

rosalia

A portrait of Rosalia. I had lunch with her at the Rusty Rabbit Cafe. It's a nice cafe. This drawing of her was referenced from a photo taken in Dubei. A beautiful building the background, with water in the foregrond. She was wearing very dark glasses but I have added her eyes and added line overtop to show the dark glasses.

scatterbrainzzzu

Vertical drawing of scatterbrainzzzu from RedditGetsDrawn. I struggled to draw a circle for her eyes due to the wacom drawing table being horozontal but the monitor being vertical. It took alot of concentration to get it right. Nothin in the background, but stripes for top. scatterbrainzzzu

redaxelavi

redaxelavi from redditgetsdrawn

giangAaronportrait

The holiday season is almost over. This is the second post for the year.

deadcells

Found my manual for the video game deadcells - so I started drawing a character from it.

giang

A portrait of Giang who I did collab artwork with in my last post.

spiral-land

Spiral land.

phill-cathphoto

A combo of two phillfromgchq panels. I liked drawing the buildings.

aaron

Portrait of workmate who recently left the company. I drew this portrait as a leaving gift for him. It was printed and included in his leaving giftcard.

armless

mean_muggnz

A portrait of mean_muggnz from redditgetsdrawn.