Sunday, October 31, 2010

#061 Performance

Here's a great little short film by Graham Annable to get you in a spooky mood!
I love this little duo, and I think they should get a manager and start touring together.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

#060 Warrior Preliminary Sketches

Here are a couple of early sketches for an idea I've got going. Hopefully I'll have a finished drawing by the end of the week.

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

#059 Vampire

I guess I had to jump on the Vampire Madness bandwagon eventually.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

#058 Master Copy Pt. 2: Finish

Here is the Michelangelo copy from last week with all the final shading in place. This is really the first drawing I've done this semester that I feel truly proud of. I was really pleased with the head and hands, which I'm not always the best at drawing. Overall the proportions came together rather quickly, which is nothing short of a miracle for me!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Sunday, October 24, 2010

#056 Make Something Cool Every Day

Well, it's finally here. I am beginning a project called MAKE SOMETHING COOL EVERY DAY. We'll just call it MSCED for short okay? The title isn't exactly original - I was inspired by many artists who have projects that are titled exactly the same, such as the great Mark Weaver and this post on ISO50. I wanted to do this project to keep my creative juices flowing continually all the time, forcing me to create every day until I collapse in exhaustion. Because that's what great artists do! To get my brain to come up with creative things every day will help me improve my techniques, learn new ones, try out ideas, etc. So I hope that you will enjoy this little project, and I will be posting new stuff as soon as it arrives!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

#055 Headless

Here's a quick sketch I did today in response to this challenge.
The colors are so muddy and dark. I hate it! But that's trial and error in Photoshop for you. The point is I had fun. This is also a kind of preview of something I've got in the works which I'll be telling you about soon. I'm pretty stoked about it.

This drawing doesn't creep me out though. I wish it did. Maybe I can think up something creepier. I'll let you know what happens...

#054 Master Copy Pt. 1

This weekend I'm copying a drawing entitled Libyan Sybil by a master artist. If you don't know him, you should. Michelangelo was a true master, and trying to replicate what he drew roughly 500 years ago is a mind boggling thing. It makes you feel very humble, and honored to follow the footsteps of such a great artist. These are just the early stages of the drawing: a gesture drawing, followed by a light lay-in of midtone with a chamois cloth.

Up next: The shading.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

#053 Steam Conquistodores

A drawing from late 2008-09. Made of wood, brass, and salvaged machine parts, these steam-powered conquistodores were deployed with archaic weapons to beat a small island-empire into submission to an evil dictator. The machines proved faulty however, and local warriors promptly forced them over the cliffs into the churning ocean where they remain to this day.