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Super blurry photo from class last night! Making some leaves.

Super blurry photo from class last night! Making some leaves.

I made a fire poker! Well, almost. Next class I’ll finish the actual poker part and clean it up. There are a lot of areas that are overworked and the bottom loop is off a bit, but I learned a lot!

I made a fire poker! Well, almost. Next class I’ll finish the actual poker part and clean it up. There are a lot of areas that are overworked and the bottom loop is off a bit, but I learned a lot!

Wayne and I are taking a blacksmithing class! Last night was the first lesson: bottle openers. As you might can see, neither if us are pros yet, but eventually we’ll be awesome!
For a long time Wayne and I have both been interested in blacksmithing and now we’re finally taking the first steps! When I was just a little kid I would attempt to make stuff in my dad’s shop with scraps of metal. I would tell my mom I was going to be a blacksmith when I grew up (around the same age I discovered illustration) and my dad even gave me a tiny anvil! I’ll be a blacksmith yet, mom! I just need, ya know, 10,000 more hours of practice. Perhaps some day I’ll be an illustrator blacksmith and Wayne’ll be a physicist blacksmith. One can dream!

Wayne and I are taking a blacksmithing class! Last night was the first lesson: bottle openers. As you might can see, neither if us are pros yet, but eventually we’ll be awesome!
For a long time Wayne and I have both been interested in blacksmithing and now we’re finally taking the first steps! When I was just a little kid I would attempt to make stuff in my dad’s shop with scraps of metal. I would tell my mom I was going to be a blacksmith when I grew up (around the same age I discovered illustration) and my dad even gave me a tiny anvil! I’ll be a blacksmith yet, mom! I just need, ya know, 10,000 more hours of practice. Perhaps some day I’ll be an illustrator blacksmith and Wayne’ll be a physicist blacksmith. One can dream!

Just, ya know, some floating masked people.

Just, ya know, some floating masked people.

Asked by wanderingwatches

Hey there! The book I got is called Botany for the Artist. You can see a little review of it here from Parka Blogs. If you scroll down to near the bottom of the page you can see a video where the reviewer flips through the book so you can see, briefly, what it’s all about. 

So far this book has been interesting to read and has helped inspire me to do even more drawings from nature/life, which I think has helped me in many ways, both in illustration and otherwise. I have many other books on plants and cool things to draw and learn about, but this was still a good addition to my pile of things to study.

So I scanned that one page comic thing, hopefully it’s not quite so blurry anymore. It’s still sketchy and loose though, of course. :)

So I scanned that one page comic thing, hopefully it’s not quite so blurry anymore. It’s still sketchy and loose though, of course. :)

It turns out she just wanted to say hello! The end.

It turns out she just wanted to say hello! The end.

Oh man, what’s she up to? I suppose only time will tell, yeah?

Oh man, what’s she up to? I suppose only time will tell, yeah?

Quick sketch from earlier today, about 2x2.5 inches.

Quick sketch from earlier today, about 2x2.5 inches.

It started to rain so we took off. It was a really fun day!

It started to rain so we took off. It was a really fun day!