Tag: drawing


Well, almost.  A few tweaks here and there and need to fix somethings that turn up wrong in older versions of Firefox (the tabs look funny in some but I think if I take time I can fix that–though after 4 days of fighting with this thing and even more designing it I am wiped out.)

In general the theme is done and all the sites are combined.  The rss feeds are seperate so if you have a site on my server then you will want to subscribe to the feed for Graced Designs as that is where I will post system updates and mainanence information (it is now on a different server than msot of the sites so if they are down it should not be (unles the building has a power outage since the companies are in the same building.)

If you are interested in my artwork or Doodles for Hire then I suggest you hop over to Elasah.com which is now my art site.  I will be posting new paintings and doodles there (though I will still occasionally post them here if they suit the post and may make a note when I post a new one there.)  I will be officially announcing Doodle for Hire once I get a bit of a portfolio together with some more generic stuff but for now you can check out the basic information here.

In the future I will likely be doing some tutorials and some art lesson type posts (have had several friends requests lessons geared towards children so that is, I think, where I will start).  I already have some basic design tutorials up over at Graced Designs and plan to do some on CSS later.  (There are still some broken links over there but the tabs across the top are all good.  Have been moving so much around that things have gotten crazy.

If you are reading this then you likely already subscribe to the feed for Untraditional Home and that hasn’t changed.  Oh, and I will try to keep this part of the site to an nice mix of the same stuff as before with an occasional nod at the other two sites.


This one is interesting. I sketched Rachel while was lying down reading a pile of books. (She had a bit of a fever from molars moving which means we have to be careful of seizures. A little slater she went outside so she is fine. :)) I later took the sketch, which was relatively happy with and inked it, except I managed to ink a line right through the middle–stupid hands. So, this sketch is a resketch completely from memory. She kind of has a bobble head thing going(the head is at the wrong angle and too big, yet somehow it works in a weird sort of way) but all together I like the sketch.


I am relatively happy with this one–not perfect but all right considering my hands hurt today.  I am really happy with the look on her face, which is the look she had.  Vrry tricky with such a small space to work with.

My hands were really hurting by the time I finished this one so I didn’t finish it completely.  The background and bottom are unfinished but it is time for me to stop so I will be able to type tomorrow.  One of the big things with having RA is knowing when to quit.

I will probably not do doodles over the weekend.   Instead I will start up again on Monday, God willing.


Once again I am not completely happy with this one–the sketch came out very different than the painting–which is fine, but I couldn’t get a good photo of the painting so it is kind of weird and missing the focus on positive and negative space and contrast that I was going for. However, I am going to go ahead and post them anyway, and force myself to continue to do so, just because I need to get over myself. I find using a small pad tricky–I am used to large spaces to work and the tiny pad and pencil/brushes that are bigger than I want aren’t helping me get the affect I am going for.

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