Saturday, February 26, 2011

Warpaint & Beards

Working on a little bit of character development and getting as much individuality and personality as I can into these portraits for some character designs.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Female Drawing

Some selected figure drawings from a week ago today. I felt like I was getting some pretty good poses down in the time I had.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Progress Detail

Hello everyone, working away at becoming a better artist still, and boy is it coming slowly to me. That's alright though because I think I've been heading in the right direction lately... at least I hope so.

Here's a detail of the progress in my sketch as I work towards the final... ever so slowly, and taking the time to do all the steps right. No shortcuts.

Monday, February 21, 2011

A few sketches...

Everything I do right now is either figure work or relates to my thesis projects. Here are some of my sketches from this project, including some attempts at "graphic design," an ambiguous term as many others that relate to art.

Still got a long way to go until the end of the semester.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Self Portrait...

...but of my tatooed arm, not my face.

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Dancer in B&W

Refreshing my photoshop painting skills with a little B&W portrait. Color ones were kicking my ass.
My thanks to Marcus Janum, provider of beautiful stock photography!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Mass Effect

Tricked ya! This isn't about space RPG's, it's about depicting mass and volume on a 2D plane. What can I say about that though... it's frelling difficult. However I feel rewarded today in that I believe the effect of mass on the body is present in these figure drawings.

I had to slow myself down today and started to think more about the individual lines I was placing as they navigated the circumference of the body. It's new to me but it's a step, one of the many I've taken and will be taking. The following are a gesture drawing and two approximately half hour poses.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011


Every so often in your artistic development you need to take a bit of time off. Though I resisted at first, by trying to do a little something every day (which is a great thing to do most of the time), I let go of doing studies, researching little things that I felt would deepen my knowledge of this or that and every little productive thing. I don't think I could have done anything more constructive, instead of running myself thin from mental exhaustion I think I am better prepared to take on the upcoming semester.

I've spent the past two weeks cursing my drawing, trying my damnedest to shake off the rust but I'm finally getting back into it... woot! With figure drawing twice a week and a senior thesis project that I just want to keep on working on this promises to be a good semester. So I am presenting some of the first week of sketches developing characters, though perhaps archetypes might be the right word, for the people that inhabit the land of Garda. That is the current name of the world, and it may be the one that sticks. The first two of these characters are a noblewoman from the nation of Pellidar and a nobleman from the Nortmark.

As always, I hope you enjoy!

I would be remiss if I were to not credit Marcus Janum for his wonderful stock photography of models that I have adapted.