Free Faces

2014-08-25

Practicing some quick faces.

Silhouette Practice

2014-08-22

Didn’t know what I was drawing before I put the stylus down, but we ended up with some creepy Bond henchman and an anachronistic, I don’t know, Doctor Who character.

Donald Duck

2014-08-21

Wow, four days without an update, I’m really sorry about that. I had to break my streak to finish another project, but then I went into a funk that lingered a few days. Oh well, let’s hope this breaks the ice.

This comes from a sketch I did over the weekend. shewalkslikethundermeesetrax, and I were doing 5 minute art challenges. This came from the “Disney” prompt.

Grey Squirrel
Sciurus carolinensis

2014-08-14

Super quick one today because I have other things on my plate. Plus yesterday’s line drawing made me want to do more. Here’s an arboreal rodent for you.

Encyclopedia of Life

Ralph Marsden

2014-08-13

Today I drew the character I play as with my roleplaying group, Ralph Marsden, aka Luke Drummond. It’s set in 1924 and we investigate all sorts of paranormal happenings. We’ve been playing for over three years now, and I’ve never officially drawn him. But the GM is commissioning an artist to draw a group photo of all the characters, so I gotta get this down. There you have it, Ralph.

Pacific Seahorse
Hippocampus ingens

2014-08-12

These dudes live in the ocean from southern California down to Chile. Seahorses are actually really shitty swimmers, which you can kinda tell when you look at them. Where are your control surfaces, dude? But that’s okay, they compensate with that prehensile tail of theirs, which they use to grab on to coral. Then they wait and slurp up anything small enough that floats by into their little snout. Reproduction in the seahorse world is famously reversed from how we do it. The female shoots her eggs into the male’s baby pouch, and the fertilization happens there. The dad then carries the babies to term, at which point they are completely independent of their parents at birth.

Painting wise, I’m not sooo happy with this one. It looked good in black and white, but I feel like I muddled it up when I went to color.

Encyclopedia of Life

6th Anniversary
2014-08-11
In honor of Elyse and my 6th anniversary, here is a little drawing of us. She’s been with me through thick and thin, and this is the least I could do to show my gratitude in these meager times. Thank you Elyse for standing by me, I love you very much. :>

6th Anniversary

2014-08-11

In honor of Elyse and my 6th anniversary, here is a little drawing of us. She’s been with me through thick and thin, and this is the least I could do to show my gratitude in these meager times. Thank you Elyse for standing by me, I love you very much. :>

Llama Caricature
Llama glama

2014-08-08

I had a personal request for a llama, so here we are. Llamas are the camels of the New World. Not only are they camelids, but they serve humans in much the same way—only in mountains instead of deserts and plains. They’re synonymous with the Incan Empire, but they continue to be a staple in the region to this day. They serve as pack animals, their meat as food, their fat as candle wax, their fur as textiles, and their poop as fuel. Plus, just look how cool they are.

This was another successful exercise in speed. Lay down the silhouette first, then paint in values with black and white, then add color in the end. Made more of an effort to marry this technique with my style and subject matter, and I think it turned out pretty well. Onward!

Encyclopedia of Life

004: Charmander
005: Charmeleon
006: Charizard

2014-08-07

I picked Charmander the very first time I played Red Version. :)

Practice Sketches
2014-08-06
As I dig deeper into this digital painting shizz, I find myself needing guidance. Luckily Mr. Anthony Jones over at visualengineer, who happens to be an old classmate of mine, is a real pro and has some bangin tutorials over at his gumroad. I picked up “Painting with Confidence” and “Process: Greyscale to Color”. These are the practice sketches I did after watching the tutorials. They really helped me understand how established digital artists get their ideas rendered out so fast. The good news is it’s not as hard as it looks. As a bonus, I got his keyboard shortcuts and tool presets, which rock the socks off default Photoshop. Let’s hope this leads to more and better things! Thanks AJ! Practice Sketches
2014-08-06
As I dig deeper into this digital painting shizz, I find myself needing guidance. Luckily Mr. Anthony Jones over at visualengineer, who happens to be an old classmate of mine, is a real pro and has some bangin tutorials over at his gumroad. I picked up “Painting with Confidence” and “Process: Greyscale to Color”. These are the practice sketches I did after watching the tutorials. They really helped me understand how established digital artists get their ideas rendered out so fast. The good news is it’s not as hard as it looks. As a bonus, I got his keyboard shortcuts and tool presets, which rock the socks off default Photoshop. Let’s hope this leads to more and better things! Thanks AJ! Practice Sketches
2014-08-06
As I dig deeper into this digital painting shizz, I find myself needing guidance. Luckily Mr. Anthony Jones over at visualengineer, who happens to be an old classmate of mine, is a real pro and has some bangin tutorials over at his gumroad. I picked up “Painting with Confidence” and “Process: Greyscale to Color”. These are the practice sketches I did after watching the tutorials. They really helped me understand how established digital artists get their ideas rendered out so fast. The good news is it’s not as hard as it looks. As a bonus, I got his keyboard shortcuts and tool presets, which rock the socks off default Photoshop. Let’s hope this leads to more and better things! Thanks AJ!

Practice Sketches

2014-08-06

As I dig deeper into this digital painting shizz, I find myself needing guidance. Luckily Mr. Anthony Jones over at visualengineer, who happens to be an old classmate of mine, is a real pro and has some bangin tutorials over at his gumroad. I picked up “Painting with Confidence” and “Process: Greyscale to Color”. These are the practice sketches I did after watching the tutorials. They really helped me understand how established digital artists get their ideas rendered out so fast. The good news is it’s not as hard as it looks. As a bonus, I got his keyboard shortcuts and tool presets, which rock the socks off default Photoshop. Let’s hope this leads to more and better things! Thanks AJ!