.....and other random stuff......

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Still Working on the Simple Character Class

I'm supposed to be working on an accordion book to put them in. I will, I will.....eventually!
For now I'm just having fun playing!

I get to the point where I'm afraid to do anymore for fear of 'ruining' what I've already done (like it matters, LOL) so I scan them into TableyToo and play with them digitally.

Eventually I'll get over the fear and finish them IRL but for now I'm having too much fun! (And it's an good excuse not to clean! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!)
I'll work on their bodies digitally. 

I'm going to call these "Guys in Ties" 
I'll add shirts to them....maybe one of them will get to be 
Whadya think? 

This is Lewis. He is not amused. 

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Frank is Home

(banana for scale)
(Sorry for the blurry pics, they didn't enlarge well.)
Looks like Staples did a pretty good job.
The boys are satisfied.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

This is as Close to Decorating for Halloween as I Will Get

Son1 asked me for a Frankenstein to decorate their refrigerator. 
I had a hard time with it.....
But I went all out and made it a poster! 
Whoo Hoo!
(We'll see how well Staples does with printing it.....stay tuned!)

Monday, October 14, 2019

Funny Monday

One day an Irishman goes into a pharmacy shop,

 reaches into his pocket and takes out a small bottle and 

a teaspoon. He pours some liquid onto the teaspoon 


offers it to the chemist. "Could you taste this for me, 

please?" The chemist takes the teaspoon, puts it in his

 mouth, swills the liquid around and swallows it. "Does 

that taste sweet to you?" says Paddy. "No, not at all," 

says the chemist. "Oh that's a relief," says Paddy. "The 

doctor told me to come here and get my urine tested for


Wednesday, October 9, 2019


I'm falling behind in my classes but managed these:
I need to re-watch the lessons....there was so much information in each one! 
We really got our money's worth!!!

Friday, October 4, 2019

Always Being Helpful

Husband is always being helpful.

I’ve been asking him to bring home a piece of driftwood for the front garden when he goes fishing. He says he sees them all over the little beaches and islands as he fishes.

I think it would make a nice statement in the garden and be a ‘no maintenance’ garden with some air plants.

It’s been over a year since I asked and just yesterday (grinning from ear to ear) he said, “I finally got you that driftwood you’ve been asking me for!” and handed me this:

He is always being so helpful! 

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Going My Own Way

Did I tell you I was taking ANOTHER online class this week?

Creating Simple Characters with Nelleke Verhoeff

I want to work on bodies/poses for all the faces I’ve drawn over the years. To develop characters: full bodied, fleshed out characters. I seem to have trouble with that. I don’t know why I do and I thought this class might loosen me up and help get me over the hump as it were…..

Turns out it’s making me tighter and more conscious of the fact that I suck at it! LOL

So…..in typical Robin fashion, I decided to do my own thing albeit with the lessons in the back of my mind.  I mean, as my mother used to say, “Why reinvent the wheel?”

So I’m using the bits and bobs from the PDF’s I shared a while ago and mixing it up with collage and ‘finessing’ it digitally.

I FINALLY came up with a few that don’t suck and actually made me laugh. I figure if I laugh or smile it’s not a total loss, right?

It’s a beginning anyway…..

Tuesday, October 1, 2019


Okay, I admit it......I can't seem to wrap my head around this new app.....

I Google and try, watch Youtube videos and Google some more.

I even signed up for Sketchbook Skool's Be An iPad Artist course thinking I could extrapolate the information from the lessons and use them in Infinite Painter (how different can one app be from another, after all?)

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.........color me foolish.......

I'm pretty sure my head is going to explode!

ANYWAY.....I DID come up with this while doodling and trying out brushes and textures.....
Son2 has titled it 'Dust Bunny Glam'.
I wasn't particularly impressed with it until he named it....now I really like it! 
To paraphrase a well know quote: 'A few well chosen words can change someone's entire day!'