Here are a couple more watercolour paintings- one was a Devil May Cry pic for my good friend Harry, and the other was a painting during life drawing (so life painting...?). The simple application of paint/colour in the pic is something that I've found hard to do since! I think it took around 10 mins, and they're both on 6x4 inch paper.
Thursday, 26 July 2012
Monday, 23 July 2012
I've been trying out watercolours when I can. In the past, I'd worked under the assumption that I couldn't use colour very well, but in actual fact I can use it fine, I just take a while picking colours. So using watercolours in small sketchbooks has been really fun to experiment with.
My housemate Jan recently moved out, and went to cycle on the Etap stage of the Tour Du France, when it's closed off for the public to use before the competition itself. He's a cycling machine!
Sunday, 22 July 2012
On a similar note, I'm in love with these two observational sketches from Glen Keane. They're so sweet! The colour, form and gesture just seem spot on, like you can instantly see the girl's walk and personality. Time to practiccee
Saturday, 21 July 2012
First up, a meme based piece- "Draw yourself as the last videogame character you played as" or something. This was mainly an experiment with glows and motion blurs, stuff I normally shy away from!
Aaaand this piece was a self portrait for a company I work for:
Friday, 20 July 2012
I feel like if life was more like One Piece then Moebius was the King of the Pirates, and now there's an empty seat that everyone should fight to claim. Moebius wasn't my favourite comic creator, but I feel that if I don't even try and get to his natural level of sincerity and creativity in my work, then I've got the wrong goals in mind!
This piece was part of the Electric Ant Zine tribute to Moebius, where we each had a piece of art from a trading card set to base a piece on. This was mine, and I just got a little carried away with it! Design wise the ship is a little crude, but at the time I thought that it suited Moebius' design, where sometimes his perspective would be just a little off, or his designs deceptively simple. This was another piece where the linework was relatively quick, but the colouring took ages! Also, I've been told that it needs more rubble, which I agree with. Still, I like it!
Thursday, 19 July 2012
Crap, it's been a while! I've actually been arting in the meantime, but completely slipped in my blogging. I actually feel pretty bad about that...
Anyway! Here's some work based on Glory, the Image Comics revamp helmed by Ross Campbell and the indefatigable Joe Keatinge. I haven't met Ross before, but Joe is one of the nicest guys you'll meet, and tries to give everyone a break. Buy him a drink if you ever meet him! Brandon Graham et al's Prophet rocks my world too, but Glory just somehow ticks my boxes as a damn good adventure comic. Just a really violent one!
On to the art:
I've been experimenting a little lately with some different techniques in photoshop- I think I spent a little too much time on the above piece for it to be efficient, but I had damn good fun working on it. As tends to be the case with me, the linework took no time at all, but the colouring took forever and an age. This was actually made before the issue where Glory has crazy braids! But hey, great minds think alike.
The rest of the sketches below were generally made before I'd actually read the comic, which I think you can sort of tell by the slightly different tone to em.
[^ This one I actually really liked, but just couldn't get it to work in a finished piece. And I just couldn't think of a decent creature design to fit it for the life of me!]
[^ While not intentional at the time, I'm 90% sure the blood on this was inspired by Cory Walker's early Invincible run. I haven't read that in years, but used to be a fan in my teens]
I feel like there should be some kind of link at the end, so whilst we're on the theme of superhuman musclebound women, go see this.
See you next time!