Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Fire Beast

Last week I wanted to make something that was different from what I usually do.
I've noticed that most of my works are sketches or rough sketchy pieces and want to add more variety to what I do. Find more styles in a way. So that I can make things that aren't just sketchy, rough, or messy and make a piece that looks finished instead.

Starting with making random silhouettes to see if I can make something out of them. I find that starting with a silhouette helps me understand where the character is placed in the space. The more I play with silhouettes the more helpful it seems. So I think I will be experimenting with silhouettes more in the future when I work with longer pieces.

After that I went over the silhouette with line art. I was really focused on making sure that the lines were really nice a clean.

I had the most fun with the pattern in the fire. Basically, I randomly made patterns that flowed with each other to get the feeling of movement. Starting with more fire-like patterns and then making more abstract ones. I drew a car in there somewhere too as a fun hidden thing to find.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Bling Markers

I bought some nice and snazzy new silver and gold metallic sharpies. 
Gotta love the bling.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Tiny Sketchbook Adventures

These are the many pages of my tiny sketchbook. 

I was practicing drawing with the shadows of thing. Trying to shape faces with the lighting instead of the line art. 

More drawing with shadows practice and messing around with fun pattern-ie thingies.


On the left I was trying to come up with the a monster design, like some kind of imaginary friend monster. Where its friendly but kind of creepy. On the right I was working on Sal's design from Tough Cooking.

Knight and Freckles sketches. Then below I was sketching out ideas for monsters that could possibly exist in the radioactive world due to the chemical waste and whatnot. 

Random scribbles and people sketches.

I also tried experimenting with planar structure and applying it to my characters. Starting with Jack.

And then I drew more Pokemon.

Jack with a switchblade because a guy has to fight with something.
Also more people sketches either from restaurants, libraries, or other public places.

More with the Tough Cooking characters. I worked on redesigning Sherry and Sal. I wanted to make their designs more dynamic.

More people sketches!

My family and I went to a nearby park where they had buffalo. Those were fun to draw along with the trees around the area.

Drawing Amadi being lost in the forest.  

That's all for now!

Monday, July 1, 2013

Pokemon Again Again

Okay these are the last of my Pokemon sketches for now.
Most of it is silliness.

I was trying to practice with silhouettes here and then everything became crobats.