Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Just Rest WIPs

I didn't even know I had progress images for this. Anyways this one was pure fun to do. I enjoyed mucking about. Okay, maybe a had a bit too much fun drawing in the blood.

Monday, December 19, 2011

Tea Party WIP

Am I done yet? No, but check that lizard out. I had no idea what I was doing but 2hrs of fiddling and it's finally looking okay. I wanted to post this all as one work in progress, but I am honestly sick of waiting to get it complete. All that is left is the cake, flower, cast shadow and I'll be done. I hate how the dress looks so flat because the bearded dragon is so textured, but I don't know what I can do about it.

Right now I just need to stop looking at it.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Watercolour Practise: Kyo

Ooops, that last one is sideways, but you get the idea.

Anyways! This is my last character from my set of three watercolours. I had him done for a while there, but I just remembered to actually get the photo from my camera. Isn't he lovely. Cameras really mess up any chance at all of getting the colours to look like they do in real life. He turned out a little flat when I painted him, but there is no undo button so hopefully I can get it better next time. =]

Take Care of Him - WIPs

There is one little step missing in between the last and second last image and I dont have it because it was literally a rough brush over on the final layer that I then cleaned up here and there in the important parts. I liked the large brush strokes and randomness of a lot of the black sections and I didn't want to loose them by starting a whole new layer again. Anyways, so first was just a thumbnail and I did 3 of them then asked around for ideas, tweaked and blew it up to full size. Moved forward from there.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Inking practise

I 've gotta figure out cast shadows...

If I had one of the nice quills with ink, I might just give up on doing things digitally. I kid you not.

Saturday, December 10, 2011


This month is very busy for me. I haven't been doodling much, but I am working on some more detailed images. Until then, enjoy this.

Saturday, November 26, 2011


I love a lot of different kinds of visual art,but there is something to be said about a piece that can stand out when it's only black on white. I find this art so impressive because you have to say so much with so little. I love looking through Amano's ink work for that as well as Sean Murphy's because they both put together fantastically dark moods.

As for me, I have trouble committing to so much black, but I don't mind trying.

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Painting Practise- Portrait

Every now and then I dare myself to do a portrait. Faces this close up are daunting since I feel I don't know the planes very well. Still, I looked at some photos and made sure just to do it in greys to keep me from being overloaded. I know I could have went darker on the tones, but I really wanted this to be overall light and airy. So, the lighting on this face is referenced, but this is actually a friend of mine's character so there are a lot of changes.

Friday, November 18, 2011

Today I drew for 6 hours

It was pretty intense. I livestreamed it so I had friends keeping me company, but it still meant basically nonstop drawing. All of these were referenced from photos or other drawings except the bottom one so if they have an uncanny familiarity to something you've seen, that would be why.

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Watercolour Practise

Sorry for the large files, I didnt really edit them all. I've been fiddling with water colour again so of course, my main characters took centre stage. I've got another one in the wing that I've started, but I'm having trouble finishing him. Anyways, I think it's obvious I'm just making these paintings up as I go. I have a lot of trouble mixing paint and keeping a consistent colour, not to mention I don't tape down the pages in any way so they wrinkle. It's from my sketchbook so I seriously think it's too difficult to smooth down in any way. It's been fun to play with regardless of my lack of training. It's not like me to try something without reading up on it or taking classes, but this seems to work.

Thinking about name

Ideas are in my head about changing the address for my blog. I realize my profile is up there with my real name so I wonder if I should bother. I like to have all the sites I make linked to one another so you can always see me doing things, but in general I tend to separate people I have met offline from those I met online and censor the content based on that. With that I also think it's a good idea to keep that art theft concern under control. It would be a little awkward to have someone accuse me of stealing my own stuff because they don't know it's me.

It's likely I'll do nothing. I'm not sure I'm well known enough for it to matter.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Ideas from Others

I do some sketch requests from people who have ideas on the website I surf. They are usually pretty quick, but sometimes someone asks for something that so easily can become a story that I find myself really enjoying it. I don't really reference or colour them, but I think they are promising as concepts for ideas I could come back to and make into a personal piece. So, it's a little strange because the lines are cleaner than a thumbnail I would use, but it's still riddled with sections to improve.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011


I practise painting.... I might be getting better. Not sure really since there are large spaces between my practise sessions. I'm finding black and white photos way easier for my eyes to understand shadows with than coloured ones, which is good... but doesn't help me learn to see colours at all.

Playing with Thumbnails

Sometimes I just thumbnail out ideas I've invented. Even if I don't use them for anything else. Room designs rarely interest me, but I try when I get the itch.

Let's just pretend

Let's forget about that whole blank space where I didn't post anything and instead let me continue posting images here. I used tumblr very briefly and realized it really doesn't encourage comments... which I hate.

Nothing has changed, still posting random shit here. Be ready for a sketch dump.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Simplier Sketches

As much as adding details can be fun, sometimes all you need is that rough, but strong body language to sell an emotion or situation. That's why I love sketches.

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