Saturday, October 31, 2009

Cup fiend

Just a sketch, the file is up in painter at this very moment being worked on. Of course, it's also very possible by the time you read these words, that I'll be in a picture file right above this. Guess it depends on if I sleep tonight or not. Anyway, the drawing here was done on 19x24 bristol board, regular (vellum) surface. I couldn't scan it, so I took a picture with my camera. Seems to be my import method of choice. Listening to Harlan Ellison on youtube right now... he's got some very good points about copyright law.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Ah, I guess two weeks isn't bad. As it is, I'm pretty thrilled with sketching right now. I think I've discovered the best sketching surface for me. I know there's artists out there that try everything that they can get their hands on. I know, because I've tried just about every sketchbook at least once. (working at an art supply store for a few years has it's perks.) Long story short, I've dug out an old 19x24 pad of bristol board and hit it with a 6b pencil (Sanford Draughting Pencil on Strathmore 300 cold press if we're counting, and we are.)

It's changed everything.

I mean, I like to elongate my figures... a lot as I've sat back and looked at my collection of work that I've amassed. trying to get something to fit in a 9x12 is pretty futile. I mean, most of the time, if I'm putting a reasonable sized face on the paper, I can't quite fit anything beneath the knees. On that big sexy pad of bristol board, I've got room to spare. Also, the tooth is perfect. Makes me think that Strathmore's going to discontinue the line or something. Getting it into the computer has proved to be a challenge however. Well, a regular scanner is right out. I takes a digital camera. Two things I've learned the hard way. First, don't flash a graphite drawing... it won't work. Second, I don't care how oversized 8 megapixels feels for simple line art... you're gonna want the highest res you can squeeze into your camera.

Anyway, Here's my favorite right arm that I've drawn yet in my sketching career. Enjoy.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Critical Hit!

Woah, didn't want to get to more than six months without updating.

Not that it would be a record or anything. I just didn't feel like I had anything that I liked enough to post up, that or I've been too busy working on working.
Found a good way to light a nice fire under my can... I've been posting on deviant art under this same name. Drives safari nuts, but whatever.
It's cool, because you get near instant feedback on your work. I know if I haven't got a favorite in less than five minutes I've posted up a real dog.

This was based off the new mmo Aion. It's got some pretty slick characters and some crazy group pvp gameplay. More or less as if someone cut all the fat from World of Warcraft. Something that drives me nuts about any hp based combat system is the lack of a devastating head shot system. They'll weave in the occasional critical hit, but nothing that really represents the full removal of the brain pan with a instrument designed for, uh, removing brain pans.

I guess this is where I say that art > video games.