This weekend was fun. Fun but extremely hot.
I got to hang out with A, whom I see very very rarely as she’s living abroad, and we did our best to catch up on stuff. Towards the end of our stay there Eli even agreed to hold A’s hand while going to look at two small dogs eating treats on a bench nearby. It was very hot though.
The main point of the trip was to gather enough video material for a pilot for a project A is working on, and hopefully the stuff we shot so far will be enough. Between crawling out into the scorching outside world with a camera, chatting non-stop about all the things and my mom mostly being too busy playing with the baby, I didn’t have enough time to pester her about helping me with Boonka’s coat pattern, so it’s something I’ll now have to figure out on my own. Somehow.
In the meantime I wanted to work a little bit on the backgrounds. These are the few rock/cliff examples I’ve sketched down. I’ve been trying to figure out what brush I’m most comfortable using, I still find the whole brush business a little annoying. I’m trying to organize my brushes so that I can easily distinguish one from another, which isn’t always easy looking at the mini-thumbnails.
Another option I’m considering is drawing the backgrounds by hand, which I suspect will look best. I’m not happy with anything here, so will keep on searching. Still gathering pictures of rocks and desert plants, cowardly avoiding water in the meantime.
In other news, June’s Rubber Onion’s Battle entries are up, go check them out http://www.rubberonion.com/rubberonionbattle-june-2016/
My favourite is #6, by Waymond Singleton, I kind of wish I thought of that!