Friday, November 22, 2013

November Sketches #1 2013

Been working is my sketchbooks pretty much exclusively these days and it's been a ton of fun. Super inspired by Randy Bishop ( randybishopart ) lately, thus the 3rd drawing being a copy of his harry potter drawing (sans glasses).

Pardon the image quality, I took the pictures with my phone.

A change of pace doing heads from my imagination! Fun, but I still gotta do more studies. Study, Study, Study, Study, Study, Study, Study, Study.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

17th Street Study

A study just behind campus I intended to keep short, but went on longer than expected, so I forced myself to stop. I don't like the bricks at the bottom, I'm not really sure how to paint them to be honest. : I need more work on cars, and definitely need some work on plants/trees still. 

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Head Studies 3

More studies. So many landscapes lately, not enough people.

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Dota 2 Brewmaster Master Copy

Wish I knew the artist names for all the Dota 2 Character splashes, but this guy does some fantastic stuff and I'd really like to develop my skills towards his/hers.

GeoGuessr Studies 3

Jumped back on the Guessr studies! I feel a lot better about these than the last two this time around. The first guy on this one I feel is easily the strongest. I spent AGES on the 2nd and had to force myself to stop working on it. The It looks like the location, but simplicity is so hard to capture, but that's an issue of repetition and practice. On to the next!

GeoGuessr Studies 2

Wow, forgot to upload this one here! A tad old. Was working on the last one when finals hit and didn't finish it up/lost the image so I couldn't finish it either... :\

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

GeoGuessr Studies 1

Taking a page out of Mr--Jack's book and doing a study wherever GeoGuessr lands. Really trying to focus on color and value, but also trying to have everything read while still painting in a simple manner (if that makes sense). Though, I really want to work on how I'm trying to paint most things. A lot of the objects feel abstractly painted rather than simply painted. I need to start timing myself as well, but these were each 1-3 hours I'm sure.
Still, these are loads of fun.

GeoGuessr Studies 1

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Pond Study 1

Testing out some new brushes for a change. Normally I just use a square brush but played around with a flat angled brush, some leaf brushes I made, and some water brushes I've been trying to work out. 

On a different note, I really like going color first, I'm saving time of having to color it later and it's just so much more fun.

Pond study 1

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Rock study 1

Doing some rock studies this week to build up that visual library. Worked with direct color this time around and while it's more difficult than starting black and white, it's a lot of fun and forces me to consider value and color at the same time which I don't have a whole lot of experience doing yet. My colors fell on the cool side at first so I'll have to work on getting my temps right when studying.

Rock study 1

Thursday, June 6, 2013


I have a tough time posting things that aren't studies, simply because I know they aren't where I want them to be and I'm not sure how to get them where I want. Eventually had to just call it on this one since I've just been noodling on it and I want to start more things. I suppose a good thing about imagined drawings/paintings is that it forces me to know what I need to study/where my shortcomings are. Welp, back to more studies.

Running lifeguard-type guy

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Head Studies 1

I'm saying this more for myself than anyone else, but I upload things here and online pretty much solely to see progress over time. As any of my friends would tell you, progress in your own skills is hardest to notice. I've watched so many friends just explode into awesome art and it's even more apparent when I go back in time to see what they used to post. It took me WAY too long to finally hit the ground running with drawing and painting and I have a lot of time wasted that I need to reprimand. So yes, artists, please rip me a new one when I post these, and hopefully every so often I can look at this blog and think, "progress".

Desperately need to work on heads

Japan studies

Studying abroad in Japan has allowed me to take loads of reference photos and given me plenty to study. (Those train commutes are perfect for sketching people!) Here are a bunch of studies, some short and some longer, that I've been doing since coming here. (Newest to oldest).


Foggy day near campus

Road near the Imperial Palace

Yotsuya road next to campus

Yotsuya road next to campus

Steps near campus


Been almost a year since I've updated this, but I've been fairly active lately so most of the uploads coming will be from the last year or so. Lots of studies and master copies.

Castle wall study

Mr--Jack master copy

Snowy mountain study