Sunday, May 31, 2009
Everything I've been reading lately is motivating me to vegetarianism. I'll still eat meat most likely, but it'll have to be clean meat.
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Sunday, May 24, 2009
I was reading Bridgeman's Drawing From Life book and came across a quote that I think is a good reminder for me.
"There should be a decided difference between the tones. The number of tones should be as few as possible. Avoid all elaborate or unnecessary tones and do not make four tones or values where only three are needed. It is important to keep in mind the big, simple masses and to keep your shading simple, for shading does not make a drawing."
George B. Bridgeman
Friday, May 22, 2009
This is the last and final poster for Terminal Press. This time I decided to do an experiment. Most cover artist I like say they do covers in two or three days, so I made myself do it over two days. I now understand why I enjoy being slow. LOL For the most part I'm happy with it, but there's a lot of those little things you catch after the fact that you didn't notice because you were crankin'.
Monday, May 18, 2009
I had the house to myself for about 30 minutes so I thought I'd do some sketching. I didn't use a white background like I normally do for quick sketches. I noticed a few weeks ago a lot of Gil Elvgren paintings that look like white backgrounds, had color in them. So I figure maybe I'll mix it up every now and then.
Though I added the content warning I still haven't sketched too many nudes lately. Now that my "regular" site is back up and running, I'll probably start putting more sketchies on here. ...once I draw some.
Thursday, May 14, 2009
On Free Comic Book Day I picked up the Love and Rockets freebie. My favorite story in it is the one featuring Killer--a really stacked kinda ghetto Latina. Killer reminded me of a lot of different gals I used to come across in the "hood". So I decided to sketch her this morning, but I had to put in a gold tooth or cigarette or something! ...I couldn't help it. The real Killer is actually "normal" and cute.
I was going to color it with a single tone like the Love and Rockets style but I opted for this toned paper kinda thing instead. Probably should have went the other direction.
Monday, May 11, 2009
I intended for all the Terminal Press Hard-core posters to have a '70s vibe to them, but for some reason this one screams '80s horror movie to me. I looked at a lot of '80s horror posters while doing the Brom Kah one. Funny how the influence hit without me trying to do it.
I did a thumbnail in pencil, scanned it in, blew it up, and painted over it. Maybe all those Gnomon videos are paying off... This time 100% Photoshop.
Friday, May 08, 2009
I worked out in the middle of the afternoon today (which is an odd time for me), and I noticed this lady was dressed a little off. She had on workout clothes but her top was probably meant for a C cup, and she was like a DD! So needeless to say all sorts of stuff was poppin out. So this little sketch is a tribute to her. :)
This is also one of the few times I didn't do lineart first, I just started painting. ....a miracle.
Monday, May 04, 2009
Garrett asked me to do a poster (like my posters for Terminal Press) for his up and coming Brom Kah graphic novel. The idea sounds great, and when he told me I could illustrate the two evil female characters, I couldn't resist. I wanted to do the whole thing in Painter but I got about 25% of the way thru it and chickened out. Mainly because I couldn't find enough brushes I was happy with and got frustrated. But at least I can say I used both applications, instead of only Photoshop.
Saturday, May 02, 2009
Another twisted sketch to prove why I don't design female characters at Dreamworks. But I guess if Larry Flynt starts doing animation...I'll probably have a job there. :) Let's face it...with a name like Ginormica she's gotta have a huge rack! Besides, it would have made the movie more interesting.