Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Halloween WIP 2

Working on the Halloween image. These are sketches I made last night for two of the people involved. The first is based on Rose74's character Tanya as a witch. Not much to go off of, and based on various witch costumes on sale right now. The second is Glinda the Good from Wicked for CoppeliaD. Kinda worried if I can draw that fluffy fluffy dress.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Quick heads up

I recently uploaded the latest set of my Art Grind drawings but I do not want to go through the upload process again for the blog. If you want to check them out, go to my LJ community post.


Thursday, October 16, 2008

Halloween WIP 1

I'm working on a Halloween (Okay, I'm always working on a project, no big deal) for myself and some dA friends. The top sketch is a very generalized layout of what the image may be. I'm not sure about everyone else, the only thing set is me as a lead in placement. Expect some sketches of the other participants as I work out the details of costumes and such.

I like the idea of a magical pumpkin patch, where the pumpkins are "pre-carved" and whatever is carved on it is what the "prize" is. Could be a witch's cat or broom, a ghost, candy, or whatever you want. Got to be careful with what you get, some are more pleasant than others.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Plain as your nose on your face 2

Now then, actually drawing noses on your own, that's a bit tricky. I think these came out well, but I think I was tightening up towards the end. Ref'd from Mark Simon's Facial Expressions.

Plain as your nose on your face

The face as a whole has been giving me problems of late. This is due to not doing much reference and study. So I decided to start doing some studies of the oh so obvious, dead center feature we all love and love to hate. The nose. They can be pretty tricky to draw, especially if you don't know what makes them up. Thankfully there are a number of anatomy for artists books out there that go over it. Some more helpful than others.

Peck is helpful in that he gives some visual shorthand for drawing the nose. There are also the anatomical plates that go into detail about the bones of the skull.

I rather enjoy John Sheppard's diagrams. They're line drawings that detail the anatomy with rather clear labels. But what I really like is the page full of all kinds of noses. Very useful study.

Unfortunately, as helpful as Loomis is, in the pass I made there wasn't all that much for the nose. I think more of it is covered in general facial anatomy.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

An example of a good idea with bad execution. I intend to come back to this as it's part of a story I'm working on.

Oct. 7

Oct. 8

Sunday, October 5, 2008

100508 studies

Another Loomis study. I still can't quite get my head proportions to line up with the book's. But working on it. Also, realizing it's time to move to reference stuff again. Gonna have to mix it up.

Speaking of references, here's a study of the skull. I know parts of it are off, like the cranium proportion in regards to the front of the face. Spent about an hour on it. Okay for a study I haven't done in a while.

Morning gestures (100508)

30 secs. From

Friday, October 3, 2008

colored environmental concepts

My very poor attempt at coloring those environment sketches. I need to work on digital coloring so much.