Archive for July, 2011

For All My Homies

Ok, so it’s a day late for most folks, BUT STILL. Be safe out there!



07 2011

Misunderstood in Color

Here is the color version of the illustration I posted yesterday!


07 2011


The color version of this is coming tomorrow, but I wanted to show off the inks for now! It’s Luna and a thestral, and I’m pretty happy with how I used black in this piece. I never got much training for how to use black areas as compositional elements, so I’ve been trying to practice a lot.


07 2011

Life Drawing: Part 2

As promised, here is more life drawing! This time from this month.

Gesture sketching is probably my favorite part of life drawing. Since I studied as a traditional animator in college, I love drawing fast, expressive things! These were 1 minute, which seems long to me for gestures. I’m used to getting 30 seconds at most!

Even when the poses get longer, I try to keep things as loose as I can.

 Sometimes the model hits the perfect pose, and I actually manage to take advantage of it!

When I have 30 minutes to do a drawing, I try to pay attention not just to the figure, but also to the setting. Even a small suggestion of setting can really give your drawing something special.


07 2011

Life Drawing: Part 1

I’ve gotten back into the habit of doing life drawing again lately, so I decided I would start posting them up here for you folks to have a look at. These were done last month, and they were my first foray back into life drawing after at least a year off. You can really see me trying hard to get my brain back into life drawing mode with these.


Which is fine, because that’s part of drawing sometimes. You swap your brain into different modes for different jobs and occasions.


I like the challenge provided by drawing from life. Especially since I’ve spent a lot of time doing cartoony stuff recently. And to be fair, even my life drawing tends to get a little cartoony most times, but there is a certain way I approach it that’s different from when I’m drawing characters out of my head.


Even though these drawings are somewhat cartoony, I try hard to use life drawing as an opportunity to observe light, and the human form as best I can.


But I also try not to get too caught up in doing tight renderings.


Half the fun of life drawing for me is the sense of spontaneity it allows me to keep in my art. Especially because most poses don’t last longer than 15 minutes.


Of course, as you can see in the drawing above, not every drawing is a winner, and I sometimes get distracted after I realized I’ve completely botched a pose. I’ll usually doodle in the margins until the time is up.


If  it’s a really long pose, sometimes I’ll finish a full body sketch, and then move on to individual studies of things I think I need more work on(read: Hands).

Part two coming on Monday!


07 2011

A Few Of My Favorite Things

Remember that Portal sketch I did a while back? I finally got around to coloring it.  Now I look obsessed!


07 2011

There’s A War On

Last week was World War 2 mashed with Dinosaurs week for the Periscope Sketch Challenge! AS such, I did this somewhat disturbing piece imagining Hitler and Mussolini as dinosaurs. My original idea was to do an American soldier as a dinosaur, but while I was googling WWII images, I came across this image of Hitler and Mussolini, and decided that was what I wanted to draw.
No one hate me. I don’t support Fascism! I just thought this was a silly image.

That is all.


07 2011