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Monday, 26 September 2011

A days work

I was supposed to spend the day animating, but due to a lack of the backgrounds I needed and me being sick (man flu is a terrible disease that women dont understand) I ended up drinking vast quantities of tea and drawing these, in pencil and ink first, then scanned and digitally inked for the fun of it

Thursday, 22 September 2011

Practice makes perfect

So, some sketching from today, more messing with the watercolours and I bought a set of water brush pens for 4 euro 50 yesterday, which was odd since there were single ones for sale next to them for 8 euro each, sense, it has left. The point is that I was watching the master James Gurney working in one of his vids on youtube and he was using them to ink, I thought "isnt that novel" cos I think like that, so I got them and started having fun. Let me tell ya, they are fun, one filled with a heavy mix of black ink and water so it flows well and the other with just water for washing, if you can and are so inclined, give it a try.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Monday, 19 September 2011

Monday, 12 September 2011

Run Spartan Run

Curious to see how this runs on other peoples computers, let me know what you think. Isnt he cute though :)

Saturday, 10 September 2011

More sketches of an evening

Dont... dont ask about the sloth thing, I just draw whatever my mind presents to me

Friday, 9 September 2011

Some sketches of an evening and a pirate

Hello all, as the title suggests, some drawings of the past day or so done idly as I watch t.v. and whatnot. And what I consider a finished picture of the pirate captain woman.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Celtic Knot

I was reminded of this the other day, my father taught me to draw it when I was little and I added the knotwork aspect to it later on myself.
I think Ill do a tutorial on how to do it for Islander next Tuesday, simply because I want to and it's a bit different

Monday, 5 September 2011

An update on the lovely ladies

I'm really trying to fully render the pirate captain tonally before I add colour, Iv never done that before, I usually lay down the basic tones and start with the colour straight away, example, the following image, some quick and light blacks and whites to balance the image and set the light source and straight into colour.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

A couple of Queens

An update on the lovely pirate captain and a drawing of Boudicca being worshipped, for no reason other than it popped into my head whilst listening to a song about her

Friday, 2 September 2011

The Pirate Captain

I spent a good 9 hours on this today, my eyes may be bleeding, but I like how its going. Her face kinda blends into her hair a bit to much, but Ill sort it tomorrow.

Night night.

Thursday, 1 September 2011

My Triumphant Return

I’m back

FINALLY! Internet has been installed in the new place. It was to be delivered first thing this morning so naturally when the guy showed up at 4pm I was in a very calm state of mind, thus, when the box wouldn’t connect I simply laughed and threw my head back, at least that’s what I dreamt, after the red haze and ensuing black out and I woke up, I cleaned the blood up and made some tea, got it working and I’m back on top.
So, on with the art;
First, I was playing with the selection tool in Photoshop and made this
It’s in no way accurate as I didn’t use any reference, but I liked it, so I used the bucket fill and threw a couple gradients over it with some random texture (I think it was bread and ink splatter) and here it is
Far cleaner than my usual stuff, but new and fresh, at least for me.
And now for random sketchiness

As we had no tv or internet, myself and Beena recently watched every.single.episode. of Buffy, a drawing was inevitable, also, it was my idea, I love buffy :D

 Tick Tock is just an idea for a character, I have put no more thought into him other than; A GUY COVERED IN CLOCKS AND A HOOD WOOOOOOOOO! Thats how my brain works.
Also, a pirate captain woman person full of sexiness and apparently made of the boobs, actually they might be emergency flotation devices of some sort… ya that’s it, that totally classes it up (this is sort of commission, which is why… it is)
I have no excuse for this, Beena was watching Aladdin one night, I was sketching away, I drew this and threw some colour on it for fun, I like the light coming in the door though… look at me getting my background on

Well, that’s about it for now, I shall be working on the pirate captain one mostly along with a couple other images which are for a job application in reality, so it’s sort of a commission, in my head anyway. But I'm sure there will be plenty warm up sketches and the like to be posted, and as always, theres my Tuesday post over on Islander Art.

I love you.