Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Stuff n' Junk pt.1

Super busy, working on a few things, most of which I'll probably fail at so I'm not gonna mention much about it.

Sketches for people:Flank M.D. An old character I was using for a test comic. Tweaking his look slightly. Whiped out the brush pen for the top one. It's pretty cool for speed inks.

Monday, 7 September 2009

More Water

I was doing all these water colours to build up to a series of classic pin-ups, then thought....why. It's not exactly something objective. I have so many other artistic weaknesses that need greater attention. Perspective, anatomy, sequential art, consistency, etc. Maybe I should destroy myself by doing a short comic to tackle all these at once. Man, I sound totally lost :s Anyway....

Oh yeah, I bought The Art Earl Oliver Hurst recently. Thought I'd share some of his awesomeness. They sure don't make em like they used to.

I also just realised that it's incredibly hard to make cartoons appealing. It's almost like trying to impress someone with a one liner instead of a story. You really have to make every line/shape count with animated style illustration. Hurst was one of the few that could do this.

Monday, 31 August 2009

Carry On My Wayward Son

Here's Cable with all its flaws n glory, minus my noisy background that seems to annoy most people.

Last week was almost a total wreck for me, I didn't have the motivation to draw when I got home work. Then I stumbled on a old folder of inspirational art on my pc. Needless to say I felt better after, pummelling my brother at Marvel vs Capcom 2 helped a bit too :)

Any of Bengu's Promotional and character art kicks me into drawing.

Edayan, Rival Schools, nuff said.

Dave Johnson. Wow, I love this cover for so many reasons.

(Edit) Kinu, Capcom legend.

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Pushed Too Far

Look! An animated Gif!

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"Oooh I'm so scared"
And one overdue gift!

Monday, 24 August 2009

Something Old Something New

A pile of speed scribbles from 2007/08 using my long gone tiny tablet. I thought I had a lot of digital sketches to share but sifting through the 500 or so files I noticed they were all weird anatomy studies, tests and thumbs of unfinished ideas. How lame. I need to stop studying all the time and just finish stuff off.

Some "faux" water colour tests. Need to do some good old cheesecake pin-ups in this style perhaps. Ignore the hair on the girl, apparently the way I draw hair on paper doesn't work on computers.

Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Fantastic Strawhats

A WIP I'm gonna put together if all goes well.

Sai Junk

Saturday, 15 August 2009

Fission Mailed

Drawing without a sketch or reference made this exercise more stressful than need be so if quit an hour in. The energy of a drawing is the sketch, every stage after is just trying to hold on to that magic. So I guess sometimes you have to plan fun, sketching is fun planning.....*rambles to self*

Relics that’s I should really finish.

--> More goofing around in Sai. Should really play more with water colour.

Thursday, 13 August 2009

Like Rabbits

Bleh! Not sure I like this. It seems like I can't draw fun illustrations and study anatomy on the same day. Every drawing done after heavy studies comes out rigid. I put some fast inks on her to get and idea of how I could salvage it. Needs many fixes like the hands, arms, face, blah blah blah...

Berserk. Love this manga. I could rant all day about its greatness.

Random junk

Wednesday, 5 August 2009

Mini Poll Closed!

So you people want comic/manga lines eh? Then more is what you'll get!
They won't look a crappy as this don't worry. In the meantime I'll research a way to speed up my vector inking.

Oh yeah, here's the sketch I used for the poll. Sorry to disappoint ya if you thought she was flashing lol. I had a funny line to go with this illustration but it turned out to be a bit too vulgar. Any one got a cheesy line I could use?

Wednesday, 22 July 2009

Brawl over lines!

A Poll for the three or four people that visit my blog lol. I know form is most important but what type of line should I play more with in the future? Vote on the far right there, c'mon it won't hurt....much.




Friday, 17 July 2009

Smokey the Bandit

I recently found out my screen wasn't calibrated properly, doh! No.2 is what I was working with. Not only were the colours off, everything was slightly stretched too! Oh well, it's sorted now I guess.

Anywho, onto the post! Here's how I smoke, first I reminisce:

*wipes tear* Ahh...The beauty of destruction.

The way I do smoke is very crude but it's more fun for me this way, that's all I really care about lol. I decided to veto the sparkles. I'll save that one for another day.

Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Twilight Waker

I like Twilight Princess but I really miss some of those fun design elements of Wind Waker. When I get through with the remainder of my uni work I might finish this.

Yep, it's a crappy smoke brunsh!Just goofin' around here.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

Jaffa Kree!

Just playing with a scribble really, trying to use an old “Blur Your Eye” technique I was taught in the good old days. I used to use it in life drawing sessions to paint or draw at speed. It’s still kinda funny to me how the brain has a strange auto-fill function to help you mentally complete an image.

I should be pushing contrast more, shame on me!