Hi! I am Catalino, or "Lino," for short. I am a jack-of-all-trades in perpetual training and knight of infinite faith. I aspire to learn and experience as much as I possibly can. I have a special interest in foreign languages, an insatiable appetite for travel, and a healthy drive for self-improvement. I am from New Jersey, but I have called other places "home." In my spare time, I explore and write. Thanks for visiting my corner of the Internet where I share my words and photos!
So, a good friend of mine took me to a place called "Noisebridge," where tech-savvy people come to teach and learn. I was pretty exhausted and distracted while I was there, but the experience reminded me that I should make much more of an effort to cultivate new interests, hobbies, and skills. I have always believed in the importance of growth!
I am finally getting a better idea of what the third character should look like. It took quite some time. I think that I just needed to be inspired by different pictures. Anyway, I am pleased with this one for the most part. I even like how I used a color scheme that would remind me that I drew this picture on St. Paddy's Day.
This is my first draft of another drawing for my friend. I am thoroughly aware that I need to work on this character some more. I am not the greatest artist when it comes to drawing faces from and with certain angles. Oh well! At least, I managed to give her teeth that are pearly white!
I decided to eat at a Chinese restaurant for dinner last night. Luckily, I managed to convince them to let me order a "lunch special" dish. So, I was feeling like I was ahead of the game, so to speak, while I was leisurely eating my meal and checking my phone. Then, I opened up my fortune cookie. When did fortune cookies become so serious and grim? I remember more playful fortunes when I was a young boy. But this fortune does ring true. I am not quite sure how I feel about this one. :-/
And my second character for my friend is finally complete! We decided to go with blonde hair to avoid making her look too much like Dana Scully. We only wanted to be inspired by Scully. Going with strawberry-blonde hair would have been too literal. Also, if I were a fashionista of sorts, I would have come up with a better color palette for her blazer. Oh well! I can work on being more fashionable and trendy at a later date. One improvement at a time! I'm only human, after all.
So, I am taking a second crack at creating a Scully-esque character for my friend. This is the first stage. I want Scully to be more feminine. I am hoping to accomplish that effect by adding a touch of Jessica Rabbit to my character. So far, I have made the lips a lot fuller; I also added a mole to borrow from Marilyn Monroe's beauty mark. I think that I need to add more bangs. I am crossing my fingers. I really want this to be a good drawing.