Riding on Charlie

Sketches
Riding on Charlie

Charlie is nowhere near as huge and heavy and Ed, being a koi fish. But, riding him is an experience like no other! This (soon-to-be) bright and colorful koi fish has no problem swimming in any lake, even if they’re near nuclear power plants!

On a side note, when I sketch out my drawings, I often use harder pencils like 2H. This way, I don’t smudge the paper as much while I’m drawing.

Atlanta, GA Skyline – Continued

Paintings

So, the most challenging part of this picture was making sure that the skyscrapers in this picture were all proportional to each other.

In layman’s terms, the Bank of America Plaza (big building with a gold top) has to be the tallest building because that’s the tallest building in Atlanta that I know of. It therefore towers or everything else.

One Atlantic Center (pyramidal building to the right of the Plaza) has to be 2nd tallest, but it can’t be TOO much shorter than the Plaza.

COMPLETED – The Perfect Christmas Gift

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The Perfect Christmas Gift

And so we have it: the perfect Christmas gift. Forget about sitting in traffic. This car flies over all of that.

-No need to drive through confusing roads

-No need to worry about crashing

-No need to worry about being late

It’d be wonderful! If it was real.

What inspired this picture? It’s quite simple. Anyone who lives in a car-centric area is more or less dependent on a car for everything. Of course, one of the problems that comes with living in a car-centric place is that you have to navigate badly designed roads and avoid horrible drivers. Anyone who lives in a place like, say, Atlanta, GA in the United States understands this.

A car like this would be the perfect Christmas gift. But, given that the perfect Christmas gift doesn’t exist, there’s no use stressing over getting someone the perfect Christmas gift. There’s no use wishing desperately for the perfect Christmas gift, either.

The Perfect Christmas Gift – In Progress

Paintings

So, I’m back from a weeklong break. It’s always good to take some time off from the internet to rejuvenate, so to speak.

I made more progress on The Perfect Christmas Gift! One thing that was particularly difficult with this painting was getting the cars’ reflections right. Reflections on glass and metal are pretty challenging to paint.