Spirit animals!

Oh my goodness, I am having so much fun drawing Pokemon spirit animals!  Over the past few days I’ve drawn Gengar and Bulbasaur.

I’m experimenting more with the tools in Krita, and have been getting bolder with highlights and shadows.  I think my technique has improved!  It’s also been a lot of fun researching these Pokemon to find positive traits that would make them good spirit animals.  Check out their descriptions on threadless, if you’d like!  https://www.threadless.com/discover/s/henryx4

In other news, when I’m not working on my drawing tablet, I’m either reading gardening books or working on my Bring in the Clowns socks.  They’re coming along great- I’ve finished the first and am increasing for the toe-up gusset on the second. Screen Shot 2020-02-03 at 6.42.37 PM

The toe-up gusset is pretty interesting.  I’ll share better photos of it when both socks are done.

I just love how the rainbow yarn contrasts with the black to mimic stained glass.  It reminds me of Saint Chapelle chapel in Paris, or Grace Cathedral in San Francisco.  I also like how they are extra tall!  I asked for Doc Martens for Christmas, and I like to wear long socks with them so the boots don’t chafe my legs.  These will be perfect.

Happy creating!!!

Charizard is my Spirit Animal

For a few days, I’d been trying to come up with a decent digital rendition of Charizard.  It was harder than I expected!  (Some) other Pokemon are so much easier to draw!  Today I took my time, drew slowly, erased a LOT, and in the end, I was happy with my Charizard design!

Charizard is my spirit animal

I’m learning so much about Krita every time I sit down to design!  There are SO many tools and effects to play with; I can’t begin to tell you how much fun it is.  My only problem with it is that I don’t always remember which tool/brush I had used to create a certain effect.  I suppose that will come with time……

This design is live in my threadless.com shop! https://www.threadless.com/discover/s/henryx4/design/charizard-is-my-spirit-animal#m

Tomorrow I’ll have 1-2 exciting knitting updates to share!  Yay!

Happy creating!