Thursday, October 30, 2008

speeeeeeed -

- painting. Took about an hour and a half and it was done from photo reference. I did it while I was at work and kept getting distracted by meetings and tutoring sessions and such.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Pages and People

The comic pages were for a student show type of thing where like 12 of us collaborated to create a comic book story. Each person got 2 pages to tell their story, which had to make sense with the pages previous and the pages following. It was pretty fun, but I kinda wish I had put more time into it. But then I always wish that...and when I DO put more time into it, I overwork

The characters are for a fictional fighting game that Enrique and I created last quarter as part of a school project. Enjoy

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Trying to keep updating

This is just a rough sketch of an old man done from photo reference. Took about an hour and a half to do, and was really frustrating towards the beginning stages. I rarely ever do these and I probably should start doing them daily because it definitely helps. The funny thing about it was, I didn't really learn anything until about 2 days after I had finished it. I'm not really sure why, but all the little realizations and epiphanies that come from doing work from life and reference didn't hit me until way later.
I definitely realized that one of the biggest things you've gotta do when making these studies is be very conscious and aware of what you're doing and why. Just blindly copying the image for the sake of duplication is almost pointless, you really need to copy and even slightly exaggerate or change things about the image as you're doing it, just so you're making lots of little mental notes. That's probably my biggest problem with the book "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain," is the fact that it encourages you to zone out and become a human copy machine. If you're trying to get good at working from your imagination, you need to be paying attention ALL the time. I got lots to learn.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Post Numero Uno

Time for that obligatory "I hopped on the bandwagon" post. I decided to kickstart this blog with something I haven't done in kind of a while...traditional art! I forgot how much I enjoy doing marker/pen sketches, so I'll probably be doing a bunch of these for the next few days/weeks/months.

Looking at that ogre, it made me realize that while my friend Enrique(his link is on the side) draws very angry roaring monsters, I tend to draw mildly annoyed monsters. Monsters who had a bad day and just want to go home, relax and have a beer to get over their shitty day. That's how I feel most of time, so I guess it makes sense. Enrique must always be pissed.