Self-portrait for CA Self-Portrait Day:
I'm feeling kinda depressed about progress this week. I haven't been doing much of anything (other than comics). It must be time for a more finished digital painting I can bang my head against.
Bear with me a moment, I am havings Sketchbook issues.
POW 145 - Talking to Girls
It is a deeply meaningful piece about communication, rejection, and people saying "weeble" in all seriousness.
CHOW 224 final:
Gesture sketches of cats from random dA photos:
Something I doodled up for the Death's Familiar COW (never got beyond a sketch):
A girl from some pose I found elsewhere on CA:
She was the meanest cat / In old Chicago town / She was the meanest cat / She really mowed them down:
Oh neat a fellow Albertian :D Love the Talking to girls POW you made, it was a great simple idea that you managed to get got across in 2 pages.
Keep it up!
Hey, cool! Are you at ACAD? (I'm not, but I was looking at their programs a couple years ago.)
Originally Posted by SenEnd
Love it! The sumi brush-like effect in your drawings is great.
Machine gun totin' grandma is my favorite by far :D
Leg and feet studies please?
My friend's mom does woodworking and every year she has a few of us girls over for an ornament painting party. This year I thought I'd take some photos of the ones I've finished. I tend to take a few liberties with the designs, which are all out of woodworking crafts books.
My friend's really into D&D and tabletop roleplaying so I promised that for next year I'd do up some RPG-themed Christmas ornament designs. Maybe if I say it here I'll actually do it. :)
Anyway, these are kinda cheesy but isn't that what Christmas is all about?
These are from last year:
This is the back of the penguin and frog stars. I'm fond of the chicken.
The butterfly turned out reasonably well for something I was winging. (Pun intended.)
And this isn't an ornament at all, I was just struck by a need to make a weird bunny out of clay. I don't actually ever sculpt so I'm happy with how he turned out. He's loosely inspired by the bunnies from The Atrox comic.
Originally Posted by kiwigarbage
Yeah, guitar girl's feet are especially awful. I'll do some today. :)
Edit: sorry about that, hit "Post" instead of "Manage Attachments".
really cool sketchbook you have going here :)
theres a good progression being seen.
Try not to get stressed in thinking if your improving or not.
remember every line you do is another step for improvement
keep it up and have a good one
Thanks! Unfortunately I'm heading into trying to make it as a pro and lately all I do is lie awake at night running through my inadequacies in my head. Like last night at 01:00 I was stressing about not being able to draw jungles. I think I need to improve significantly just so that I can sleep at night and not be a basket case.
Originally Posted by OmertA
I'm sure it'll all work itself out. I have a plan. It might involve more environments. :P
Next batch of feet from photos:
More people from Tamtams in Montreal this summer. The two women were vendors, the guy was just sitting there enjoying the drumming.
A guy at a pub in November. Bastard kept moving his hand.
Your work is lovely and improvement clearly showing...I particularly like, of what I've seen so far (not for any particular reason other than they made me smile and were nicely done) the girl with the hole in her underoos, and the the girl with the fluffy dress and cup of soda. But I'm sure that as I look, I will find more.
I love your couple in the park. They are charming.
As are your cartoon-style drawings.
@str4yk1tt3n - Thank you kindly! I really enjoy making goofy-looking cartoons to make people smile so it's nice to know they're doing their job. :)
For now, some architecture practice (2.5 hours, Photoshop) from this great stock photo by Indeed-stock.
I find architecture kinda tedious so it was nice that this turned out not-too-badly.
Did a card exchange for New Year/Chinese New Year with a friend this year. It's the Year of the Hare!
Quick sketchie from last night:
Went to figure drawing this week, hopefully this weekend I'll get a chance to photograph the results. Man, it sucked. I was completely out of practice, not used to standing up at an easel with my arm up, and I had to fight every damn pose.
I think that next Wednesday I'm gonna buy a season pass to figure drawing drop-in because I clearly need more practice.
Oh, and tomorrow is Sketchcrawl 18 (http://www.sketchcrawl.com/) so I'll be out and about (or in and... uh... abin?) with my pens and pencil crayons. If anyone reads this in time, get out on the town tomorrow and sketch!
Figure drawing from last Wednesday:
2 minute poses:
5 minute poses:
10 minute pose:
(I think I'm going to split this post up because CA is being a bitch this morning.)
20 minute poses:
So I guess I gotta go back this week (if I manage to finish up all the things due Wednesday) so I can get more practice in and not feel like I got my ass kicked.
I really like your cartoony stuff. Nice work! I think one of the most noticeable problems in the figure drawings were his legs seeming too thin sometimes.
This graphical works look awesome! Sure you could do cool comics illustrations!
Awesome stuff brah! Specially the last two. Looks like some local superheroes in the Philippines. /no1