Friday, September 30, 2011

Ideation Club

This week's "assignment" includes the following:
Hero: Elvis Presley impersonator
Sidekick: Chimp in a business suit
Villain: Mutated banana
Setting: Futuristic/Sci-Fi

Here's my first pass at the mutated banana character.

Figure Drawing

5 min

5 min

Week 1 of a 2 week pose. Next week we add color with Nu Pastels.

Clothed Workshop

Friday, September 23, 2011

First Cintiq painting

I finally got a chance to use a Cintiq! Woohoo! SO cool!!!
This is a REALLY rough color study from a photo.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Tone Paper Figures

First try at using toned paper, and then using white conte for the highlights.
It was REALLY hard.


Thursday, September 8, 2011


So we worked on rendering today in Sustained Figure. We were learning the different stages to accomplish a finished look. And for two whole hours, I drew nothing but crap.
Okay, not crap, but not good either.
These were the best.
Then, luckily, he had us only work on the shoulder, because, the way the lighting was set up, it had the only true highlight --- that way, we could work with ALL five of our values.

And for some reason, I had a breakthrough --- the rest of the figure looks all wonky and disproportional --- but look at that shoulder!
charcoal (vine and pencil), 18"x24"

Tuesday, September 6, 2011