I really liked the idea of this exercise but I'm finding that I work on it less and less. The more I work on it, the more I'm kinda dissapointed with how extreme I went with some of these expressions and sorta regret it. It makes me want to start over but I keep poking at this one. Eh whatever.
I've been poking around with this since Nov 2009. I think that's a long time. Then again, there's stuff that I've worked on longer that still ain't done.
Also, someone help explain to me what bereft means? I looked it up in a dictionary but I'm still kinda confused at it's connotation (however you spell that, you see I ain't great with words lol). There's a sketch for irritated but I didn't like it so I blocked it out. I intended to do every girl but seeing how long this one is taking, I might not. XD
I had this in my "In Progress" folder for ages and I was trying to get myself out of an art block so I decided to doodle at it some more. I wound up "finishing" it so I'm going to post it as is. When I started it I had the intention it was going to be colored like the first one but... eh. Also Happy late Halloween. XD
Can we pretend that airplanes in the night sky are like shooting stars? I could really use a wish right now, wish right now, wish right now.
And it seems like yesterday It was just a dream but those days are gone they're just memories....
I've been real upset lately. Things going on, my family getting smaller before it gets bigger, shit just hitting the fan lately, it's all just getting to me. I haven't really been able to draw and that used to be the only thing that saved me when things were low like this. Even when I was a kid, I'd just find a star and make my wish, that I could grow up and run some famous company like Walt Disney and tell stories to lonely kids like myself. I'd wish that someday I could make a difference in someone's life, and that would make me feel better about mine.
But I'm realizing more and more how rediculous a wish that was. Or any wish really, like when I used to wish our family would be able to one day live together like a normal one. Then one day you grow up and realize there aren't any "normal" families. And your dad dies. And any speck of hope that something remotely close to your wish will come true dies, and you have to keep living, knowing everyday is going to feel more and more empty, because you grow up more everyday and it becomes clearer that all of your childhood wishes were stupid and will never come true.
Anyway I found this picture in a folder and fixed it up some, I don't remember what I planned to do with it but I know it was based on that song.
I was playing with my tablet and wanted to see if I could do something anime looking with the bg and coloring. I dunno how well it turned out. Yeah I'm sure that's not what the theme meant my test but I wanted to have this as part of the 100 theme challenge (and NOT under "Stars" because I have another idea for that one) so here it is. A test of my skills?