king of hearts project

I actually had a few people at Deviant Art that were inspired by my playing card drawings and some have been pretty helpful with the idea. I’m trying color just to experiment. I read most cards have blue, yellow and red. So I get my pencils and paints out. I was kind of surprised my Prismacolor pencils didn’t work with this the way I wanted. Crayola was junk and I’m using Colore’ Colored Pencils. These weren’t cheap either. I only have two watercolor options and the tubes weren’t one of them this time.

These are just ideas/ experiments mostly with colors which I’m terrible with. This first one was done on the sketchpad using colored pencils underneath the dotwork.




The second one is watercolor and I have no idea how to use them properly. I’m just creating colored shadows to go under the dotwork which I’ll be adding later. I’m recording this one as a video so it will take more time plus I have to let it dry before moving on to the next step.




sketchbook #11 – queen of hearts



I think I might do that, make a deck of cards. I’d have to make things fit better. Like maybe on this make the heart the entire background with the queen centered inside it and have the Q in the standard card area or even where its at except over lapping the heart. I don’t know, my crazy meds are kicking in. I’ll think later. My playlist for this my favorite female J-Rock bands. I haven’t heard any good American rock since the 90’s.





sketchbook #8 and stuff



Here’s what I’ve been doing. I found out my camera was pretty decent on my phone. I set up my desk with a phone car mount kit and recorded the process of this drawing.



Here is my desk set up:



I mounted the goose neck to my shelf to keep it from vibrating when I’m drawing. The lighting and cam are at the same height. One thing I noticed when playing back the video was my breathing. The phone is directly in front of my face, I sounded like a Neanderthal jumping rope. It was pretty loud. I mounted the other phone clip to a piece of plexi-glass with a foam rubber  foot on the back to keep it from sliding. This was my first attempt, so more than likely things will change. One thing I didn’t want was to put it to music but I don’t have three or four minutes of conversation in me. I can type long blathering and incoherent  paragraph’s but that takes work. The video came out to four hours, I edited it down to four minutes and put calm music to it. Or it’s calm to me. It’s recorded on 1080p High Def if you wan’t to watch it full screen.


the video


sketchbook #7



I took the picture and edited it on my new phone. I accidentally stepped on my old one. I didn’t want to spend too much because most manufacturers quit updating them after a year or so. Asus is one of the worst about updating anything. What I was looking for was something with better specs than my old camera and video cam. The video on this has 1080p with that I purchased PowerDirector Video Editor with the credit I earned from answering questions in Google Opinion Rewards . I played around with several camera apps and figured the stock Moto G camera was pretty good. I obtained Photo Studio Pro  for free in the Android app AppSales  but Googles Snapseed is pretty good for what I need. They hid the resizing option, I don’t know why they’d hide something like that. I have a really powerful desktop computer I built last year but I’m finding this phone can do almost as much photo/video editing, up and downloading and practically everything else I need it to do for my drawing hobby. I’ve even installed a 120gb micro flash drive for more storage. So I got the idea to make videos of my drawings in progress for a Youtube Channel. I found a two piece phone mount on Amazon. One piece is a 13″ goose neck that clamps the phone in place for overhead shots and there’s a dash mount I thought I’d mount to my desk for side angles. I don’t know, it’s just an idea and something else I can do. If it sucks at least I’m not out of a lot of money.