Monday, May 24, 2010

6: Not Much

My art drive DIED over the last week. All I have to show aside from energetic (though well intentioned) scribblings is this digital muckery. I wanted to draw a deer/satyr/whatsit/person and it needed to be a girl. With sideburns. And no boobs. Obviously, I still need practice in the girl-face department. It was inked traditionally with nibs and gray ink, scanned in, and colored in Photoshop. That leg's wonky, but that's what I get for never using reference.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

5: Digital Muddle

Three poster designs for the Sandman comic series by Neil Gaiman. This was an assignment for my digital design class. I uh. Suck. At graphic design, and I can only hope for improvement (especially considering I have a whole class dedicated to it next year with an apparently scary teacher).

Even after owning a tablet for almost four years, digital art doesn't come very easily to me. The most I've progressed to are busts, busts, and busts, all without backgrounds of any sort. Nevertheless, here are two quick reference-less quickies I whipped up after classes today to destress. I suspect summer will be chock full of this kind of thing. :] I used mostly Corel Painter and added textures and final touches in Photoshop. Here's some wip stages of the dog-lizard.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

4: Centaurs and Such

Look, I've lied already; there's no centaurs here, just cardinals being mean to a sparrow. This is the sixth part of my sparrow series for color concept, the goal this time being to take an analogous color scheme and 'break it' with a compliment (red, in this case). I'd upload the seventh part, but it's embarrassingly ugly. I hope you understand. That aside, I feel that this is one of my most successful pieces to date. Working on it felt good, and it was fun. I'm not sure if that feeling comes from the massive amount of experimentation involved, the amount of planning I did beforehand, or if it was just one of those things...The media used here were gesso, watercolors, india ink, micron ink, colored pencil, and gel pen, and the size is 6x9" like the others in the series.

I'm all about the birds lately, I guess! This was for an art card trade on Deviantart. A lammergeier-caracal character. No quips from me!

Below is me learning how to draw horses. The horse-bodies are mostly photo referenced (which I can thank my friend Katie Langford for), and the human torsos are not. The hands are so appallingly bad in all of these, I NEED to apologize. This will not happen again. Also, the levels of seriousness between each picture fluctuates greatly.