Saturday, June 21, 2008

Three posts in a single day is a lot. This will probably be the only time it happens. I'm getting excited about work, and have been studying up as a result! Here are some eyeballs. studies done from a book called "The artist's complete guide to drawing the head".

more studies

some more vilppu

Some studies

Here are some loomis and vilppu studies!

Friday, June 20, 2008

live from North Carolina!

Well I'm all moved in now. From here on forward I'll be posting from chapel hill NC! Things have started to settle down and I've gotten some drawing time. Here are some space girls. They are about one hour each - maybe a little more.

Friday, June 6, 2008

more brush testing

The idea of this sketch was to mimic a natural media process with my new brushes. This was created in about an hour. First I drew it with my "vine charcoal" brush. After the under-drawing was in place, I glazed over top with a jagged round brush, and then painted opaques with my acrylic flat. These three worked together to create natural looking texture and mark variation without any sort of overlay at the end. I'm happy with the way they are feeling, and will add a couple more soon.

In other news, I just got a job working for Vicious Cycle and will be moving to Chapel Hill NC on Monday. I graduated SCAD last Saturday, and am looking forward to life in a new town! Because of the move, I'm not sue how much I will be posting in the next week or so.

Thursday, June 5, 2008

New photoshop brush

I've decided it's finally time to make my own brushes in photoshop. I've been using brushes made by other artists until this point, primarily out of laziness. My goal is to create a pack of brushes (10-25?) that will totally replace the current ones I use. I've made two so far, a flat brush based off of my acrylic brush, and this one based off of vine charcoal. This image was drawn in 30 minutes to test it out. I'm really happy with the way it feels - it's a lot like drawing in charcoal! The core brushes I'm working on will be based off of traditional materials, and then I'll be making some abstract texture brushes. When they're all finished I'll be posting them up to download. Stay tuned!