January 31, 2011

Here are some quick photo studies done at the same time as ryanoir on


Ohmu and Hale Study

January 30, 2011

First up is a fairly quick ohmu illustration (this creature from Nausicaa–a cool animated film I saw yesterday).  Also a study after Phil Hale that I stopped working on hence the lack of faces and hands (I shouldn’t be ignoring my weaknesses I know).

EDIT: Adding in a paintover I did today as well, explaining some things on skin tones.

Portraits and Sketches

January 26, 2011

Some recent stuff.  A few were done at the National Gallery, others from life, others from photos.  First two portraits here are from photos, but I changed them a ton to get a better image in the end and just plain experiment. Been practicing gestures a bit too, but they are pretty bad…

30 minute SP

January 25, 2011

Just a quick self portrait.  Interesting how much changes when you tilt your head back a bit–I noticed it especially in the eyes.


January 23, 2011

Just a little thing I did for this week’s Teen Challenge at (plus the progress shots).  Not as finished as I would have liked, but deadlines are deadlines.  I may get back to it at some point.  Anyhow, hopefully I win–I think I have a good chance this week.


January 16, 2011

This year I will be focusing a lot more on traditional drawing.  It’s tough to pump out 25 pages each week, but I am sure it will pay off.

This week I used a fineliner pen a  lot (and didn’t use any pencil underneath).  Drawing like that is really tough because you have only one chance to get a line right, and you can’t hesitate at all or do sketchy lines because it simply doesn’t work.  You must also focus a lot on proportion and how everything in the picture relates to everything else or else it will look weird.  Lastly it forces you to use your whole arm in the drawing process rather than your wrist/hand.  A very good exercise, but as I said very tough.

Anyhow, below is a mix of stuff from imagination, life, copies of Bridgman, Moebius and Frazetta.

Stuff from this week

January 8, 2011

I made it a new year’s resolution to do a minimum of 25 pages per week.  So here are the first 25. Also a screencap study.


January 4, 2011

So I started doing these screencaps because there were two others on doing them daily and I decided to join them.  Then we thought we’d start a group that anyone can join.  There are now 20 members a few days in, and I think there won’t be anymore accepted because it is getting too  chaotic.  Anyways, I was surprised to see the reception for these.  People seem to think they are a great idea.

Here are mine from the past few days.  I am now posting them with the originals so that it is easier to compare how well I am doing.  Each took 1 hour.


A bunch of stuffs

January 2, 2011

Here are a few sketches (which did not photograph well unfortunately) done mostly from photos, a couple after a guy called Ixius on the forums, and the multi limbed figures are from my imagination.  Also a couple screencap studies.