Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Some dude

Little head sketch that turned into silly nonsense. No real explanation here.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Zoo Sketches

Earlier this year I sold my laptop and used that moolah to help fund a cintiq companion. I had mainly just been using it for digital coffee shop sketching, but recently I took it out to the zoo and it was a blast to use. I quickly learned I need to draw more animals to prevent them from looking so amorphous and without structure, but it was loads of fun!

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Forest studies

Creative block = time for studies.

Influence Map

I've seen a bunch of people do these over the years but I never really got around to it. Lately I've been kind of confused when working concerning what I'm working towards and putting this together seems to give me some ideas on what I enjoy in art and what I'd like to emulate and develop personally.

Looking at this image as a whole, I can come up with 3 definitive influences I'd like to focus on more:
-Clean, bold, and painterly strokes/shapes
-Vibrant, harmonious, and deliberate color choices
-Believable and dramatic lighting

Wheee more practice!

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Star Dork

Started just as a sketch and developed into some rim light practice. I learned I really need to practice different lighting conditions more than anything else. This was fun though!