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Sunday, August 1st, 2010 11:27 pm
So, Day 1 of NAARMAMO, and I had no idea what to do. I was, to paraphrase Edmund Blackadder, more stuck than Sticky the Stick Insect when he got stuck on a sticky bun, and hoping I could somehow make a better show of it than last year's rather less-than-impressive total of four drawings...

...and I still need a bloody scanner. :P

However. After an hour spent scribbling aimlessly on the pad...upon rereading today's post in [ profile] naarmamo , I saw once more someone's rather lovely painting of a camel I had earlier admired: and lo, I instantly declared it CAMEL TIEM.

So, here we go. Freehand, with a screenshot from The Four Feathers used for reference, photographed to the best of mine and a wheezy, vampirically battery-draining camera's ability...soldierboyo on camel. (I know I have repeatedly bitched about the inclusion of red coats in The Four Feathers, but if they can operate entirely on Rule Of Pretty, then so can I.)

Colour is a tad smoother and darker in the original, there are a few wee cock-ups, and the Martini is too short ['cause I am not terribly gifted in the whole rendering-things-in-proportion area]. And it really shouldn't take umpteen radio episodes' time of Yes Minister and Don Camillo to draw and colour a very uncomplicated picture. But overall, I'm actually quite chuffed with this. Especially the camel's expression. XD
Sunday, August 1st, 2010 10:29 pm (UTC)
Wicked!! :DD

Yes, I did just say 'wicked'
Sunday, August 1st, 2010 10:47 pm (UTC)
The camel's expression is, as you know, a delight. I kind of like the pseudopods of wool hanging onto the canteen straps too. And the turned up boots for some odd reason...
Sunday, August 1st, 2010 11:01 pm (UTC)
This is great :)
Sunday, August 1st, 2010 11:01 pm (UTC)
Eee! That is AWESOME. I love his uniform, and all of his gear, not to mention the FABULOUS CAMEL. The haughty-looking, miffed fabulous camel XD
Sunday, August 1st, 2010 11:30 pm (UTC)
Probably too late, but I have a scanner going spare. It's a desktop flatbed Canon one - pretty sure I still have the software to go with and everything. I bought it (v. cheaply!) and then a few weeks later my printer died and I bought one of those fancy 3 in 1 thingies.

Really like the drawing :))
Monday, August 2nd, 2010 02:01 am (UTC)
Wow, VERY nice. This may seem odd, but one of my favorite parts of this one is the way you shaded the colors.
Monday, August 2nd, 2010 02:09 pm (UTC)
Brilliant! The camel is just darling and the uniform and pose is so very interesting. I love it :D