Sunday, 11 December 2011
Friday, 9 December 2011
Tuesday, 6 December 2011
Monday, 5 December 2011
Wednesday, 16 November 2011
Saturday, 12 November 2011
Thursday, 10 November 2011
Thursday, 22 September 2011
The coloured chalk one here is from last week and was a fifteen minute job. The charcoal ones at the bottom were done today and were also fifteen minutes each
Saturday, 17 September 2011
Thursday, 15 September 2011
Wakka, you crazy conservative...
I really need to get back into the habit of shading my drawings... This was just a quick sketch though. Wakka's hands are the bane of my existence.
Thursday, 1 September 2011
Wednesday, 10 August 2011
Friday, 5 August 2011
Thursday, 4 August 2011
Saturday, 7 May 2011
Saturday, 23 April 2011
Friday, 15 April 2011
Saturday, 9 April 2011
Thursday, 31 March 2011
I wanted to link to Suzanne's animation rather than her illustrations because I think that's where her talent shines through best. She's got a great sense of timing and composition as you will see if you watch the video on the other side of the above link. She also works really hard, which is inspiring in a different way, and she's great at drawing animals, something I really need to work on.
Stephen Silver isn't the only person to have his work plagiarised by yours truly. There are quite a large number of artists who I've stumbled across or been linked to who have inspired me to draw things a little differently. Instead of going through every single one, I'm just going to take a handful and put up wee examples of their work.
Friday, 11 March 2011
Monday, 7 February 2011
This week I decided to delve into the world of colour. As I said in a previous post, being able to use colour is a skill I feel I am quite severely lacking in and I've been meaning to start experimenting for some time. First two pages here were ten minute poses. The last page was twenty five minute poses.
I'll try and get something more interesting up soon.
Tuesday, 1 February 2011
Sunday, 23 January 2011
I also have this rough doodle I did with my D-con stuff in mind. I was just trying to get the Cowboy Bebop cast down in a style I felt more comfortable with, any images I end up making prints of will hopefully have a lot more direction and scenario.
Anyway, that's all for now. Enjoy it.
Thursday, 13 January 2011
Been drawing a lot this week. It's quite nice to have some time off to draw whatever creeps into my head. I had a wee think about what aspects of my drawing I need to work on and came to the conclusion that I need to work on pretty much everything. Where better to start than the bottom, eh? Anyway, this week I've been venturing into the world of shading, a skill I'm severely lacking in. I tend to shade badly, which spiralled into my hardly ever shading at all, and that's not really helped if I'm honest.
Started off with Big Boss and Kamina up the top (I was thinking about what D-Con stuff) then my own ugly mug and then a few other friendly faces of my own creation.
Dunno who this guy is, some kind of bounty hunter maybe? I was trying to branch into some other areas of weakness and experiment with costume design and camera angles.
Anyway, that's your lot for now. I'm thinking about trying out some digital colouring on the second picture at some point but at current I don't have the software running. Keep your eyes peeled and all constructive criticism is more than welcome.
Thursday, 6 January 2011
I will update this blog at least once every week I possibly can.
Now I'm aware that most of the people who follow this blog are the same people I see in the studio every day, so I'm relying on you lot. If it gets to Thursday or Friday and I haven't updated yet, just come over and punch me in the face... Or tell me to post a blog... Or something... You get the idea, get me telt.
Anyway, to start us off I've got something a little different. My little sister had to do a self portrait from a mirror as part of her Standard Grade Art and it got me thinking. I only ever seem to draw with pencil these days and it's always cartoons as well. So here's an oil pastel self portrait, drawn from a mirror.
Talk about oily skin, eh? The proportions are off, I seem to have subconsciously prettied myself up a little... The whole thing is a bit rough in general and I haven't used oil pastel for absolute donkeys. Also the paper I used has some weird relief lettering on it which I didn't notice til it was bleeding through my picture... Ach weil, see you next week.