Sep 28, 2012

A New Blog

I am sure that many of you have stopped looking at updates from me, however I noticed there are a few people who have gone to this site lately, so I might as well inform you that the blog below (as well as the one you are reading) is no longer active. I moved on after not being able to keep up with it for some time. I am proud to announce that I have a new daily blog! I promise that I will not be changing this any time soon. The website is daniduckart.blogspot.ca.

I do not have a new sketch for every day of week, but I am trying to do a new sketch twice a week. I have other things I do on this blog. Poetry (though quality may be questionable), art techniques, artist/illustrator reviews, and pages from my Wreck this Journal are things I am doing doing to round out my week. Also I'm going to have a weekly paper dolls. I'll have a couple of dolls and I'll do clothing weekly for them, might even do more dolls later. Please join me if you have the time!

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Jul 26, 2011

The Next Step

I have mentioned before that I would be starting a new blog sometime in the future. Today the future is now! My new blog can be found at: http://artistobscure.blogspot.com/

Thank you for following this blog! I hope you will follow my new blog as well.

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Dec 31, 2010

Last Post of the Year

I am terribly sorry that I've not been able to post. Just getting ready for this baby has kept me busy the last few months. I was officially due yesterday, but the baby decided he has to stay in there for a little longer.

I have decided not to continue this blog in the new year. I do plan to start a new blog in a couple of months (after all the initial baby care). I decided that this blog wont be so much of a sketch blog as it will be about art and my life as an artist. I will be sure to post a link once I'm sure I have the time to blog.

I hope all of you had a Merry Christmas, and will have a wonderful New Year!

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Sep 13, 2010

Sonogram Pictures

For those of you who are interested here are my most recent sonograms:




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Day Unknown: In Remembrance of a Dear Friend

It's been something like years since I've posted anything. I was hoping to have awesome drawings and wonderful stories to tell. If I wait for that to happen I'll never post again. Instead of waiting I'll ramble about what's been going on with me lately.

With my old computer I'd been working on Photoshop 5.5 (Yes I know, ancient stuff!). I was happy to receive Photoshop 7 from a friend. Unfortunately I didn't remember how evil Photoshop 7 was (colour blending is a pain) so I've reverted back to 5.5. Since I can't get my Photoshop to install on this computer I got out the duct tape and hammers and eventually rigged up something to work. Most people would have given up and bought a new version of Photoshop by now, but I'm too smart to spend so much money on one program (that and I'm too poor).

I'm now at 24 weeks and have gained 5 pounds. I haven't found out the gender of the baby yet. At 19 weeks we went in to check it out but the baby was being modest (the one time you don't want you kid to be modest!). The appointment was scheduled, then re-scheduled because the technician was sick. Friday I went in and the technician said she knew for sure what gender the baby was, but couldn't tell because of policy. Bah them. So I'll know at the end of the week.

I'm moving (again). I think this place will be a more permanent move. It's a nice big basement suite in Surrey. Really close to where Peter works. He'll be living the male dream of living 5 minutes from work. There is a Washer/Dryer room in suite, 2 bedrooms, and a nice big living area (one thing the other places didn't have). We have almost everything we have here, well except for one. I was so devastated about this I wrote a poem:

In Remembrance of a Dishwasher

Oh how I shall miss the way
you did the dishes every day.







I know, the level of my poetic skills is just amazing. I'm available for well-paid live readings, parties and Bar Mitzvahs. 


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Aug 9, 2010

Day 189: Colouring a Baby

It's been forever since I last posted, and I'm sure a few of you thought I was never going to post again. Even I was wondering if I was going to post again. Though I'm not doing any daily sketches I would still like to share the more detailed drawings I'm working on for my portfolio.

I'm sure many of you remember this one. I did the inks for it already, but I never got around to colouring it. Recently I re-did the inking on this because the resolution was smaller than what I like to use for finished illustrations (I like to keep them at a minimum of 600 dpi for print). This is what the drawing looked like before:



Here it is flat coloured:


Not finished but with more detail:


 I'm still a ways from finishing this as you can see, but I'm hoping to finish it over the next few days. I'm not quite sure what I'm going to do with the background right now. It's maybe a bit too bright, but more than that it's too flat. The only thing that I can think of right now is clouds, but I don't really like that idea. I'll keep working on it and see what I can come up with. If you come up with any ideas I'd be happy to hear them.

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Jul 30, 2010

Day 179: The End of the Daily Sketch

Sadly, I will no longer be doing a daily sketch. I knew this was something that could happen just because of the pregnancy. Now I have a lot of personal, financial and medical things that I'm dealing with and no longer have the time or energy to work on my portfolio and do daily sketches. My choices basically are to continue doing mediocre daily sketches, or buckle down and work on getting my portfolio finished. As nice as it would be to have 365 images I'd rather have my portfolio done. This is not an ending to my blog, but the post will be further apart from now on. My plan is to post at least twice a week with updates and the like. I apologize that I couldn't finish in the way I wanted, but I do hope there are good things yet to come.

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