WYD Lisbon 2023 and a Calendar.
So, I'm hoping to go to World Youth Day in Lisbon next year (2023) and at the present moment it is almost assuredly going to be a miracle of the Holy Spirit that my local diocese makes it happen/gets us there (long story not worth boring others about).
The pilgrimage route being taken by said diocese is effectively (for this artist at least) a "Grand Tour" through Italy, starting in Venice, then visiting places such as Bologna, Florence and Assisi to name a few, and staying in Rome for 3 nights, before flying to Portugal for the actual beginning of WYD week in Lisbon, at the start of August, 2023.
This last month has had a bit of experimentation in it. Using the Blender software I experimented with creating a 3D fishing boat image.
I got this far, and realised that I wasn't happy with the hull:
So I changed that, and a few other features:
And then added rigging posts and colour. It still isn't completely finished.
Then I had a rest from 3D work, and went back to 2D and used computer software to produce this image of a fishing boat docked at the wharf at night.
And yes. Socket Head has been around too....
....but we don't know what he's up to yet... only that he is frustrated about something and on his way to try and fix it.
Bishop Stumbers has been lurking about on the sketch pad, and around cathedral crypts. We might see him next time.
It has been some time since I shared the development of a final image.
So here it is.....
It started with some drawings in my visual diary.
Then I started to re-draw my Sockethead character on A4 paper.
After that, the ink work began and resulted in this:
The ink work got scanned into the computer, and then the digital colouring began. And this part was the most time consuming, with many screen hours getting things 'just so'.
But I think he was worth it.
And I can't end without the mini-story that goes with it.
SOCKET-HEAD ! ! !
"If you'll <sniff> notice
he isn't <snort> GROUNDED"
— Electrical Humour.
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