Friday, August 24, 2012

Quick studies

Here's a couple quick studies, figures and environments! Just the usual practice to keep the ol drawing arm in shape, really trying to focus on my gesture and foreshortening with the figure stuff. All between 2 and 10 minutes.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Old and New

Got a metric bundle of images for today! They say it's never too late to fix a mistake in your piece; well how about a year and a half later? The first piece here, floaty space lady, was a piece I did back in January of 2011 and it's stuck around as a favorite since then, but had some pretty glaring errors, so this week I went back in and revamped it, fixed some stuff and brought it up to snuff! Was an interesting experience to see how differently I paint now. And the second one, demon bro, was a 'gah I can't draw!' doodle that ended up being worth finishing, so that was fun! It's probably not a good thing that horrific face-eating demons are the things that most readily emerge from my subconscious, but oh well.

Then these two here are another couple character commissions for the lovely folks on dA, I think these two are some of my favorites so far! The water on the first one was a blast to do.

And to finish it off here's some sketches and studies. The first one a quick still life that I just had an idea for and had to get out of my system, the second the obligatory figure study (this time in oil!) and the third a quick study of the lovely Colorado National Monument, which used to be only like 20 minutes away from my house. Fun times!

And that's all for now, thanks for looking! There will be blood... I mean more, more artwork... and probably some blood involved in the process of making it. Cheerio!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Hand studies!

A batch of hand studies; the left 4 from Sargent and the right 4 from Bouguereau. Done to keep the ol' drawing arm in practice and get some more subtlety to my hands; I feel like I've understood their structure for a while but mine always came out feeling rigid and constructed, doing these is definitely helping understand the subtlety and rhythm they have, and how to portray it without rendering each and every plane which makes them look overdone.

Anywho, lots more of these to come! Cheerio!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Characters and Figures

Art! Gaggles of it! Here's the stuff I've been doing recently, the characters below are illustrations for commissions I'm offering over on dA. The first one was done for fun as an example, and the following ones are the commissions themselves. Having a lot of fun with these and enjoying rendering new kinds of surfaces; always fun to have a go at someone else's character that's different from what you usually do!

And these two are a couple figure studies, trying to focus on subtle color and edge control mostly, which has been a lot of fun. I'm currently working on a similar one in oil that hopefully should be postable next week or so, we shall see!

And that concludes the month of July! Stay tuned for more!