Friday, May 21, 2010

rhino lion

1-hr lunch doodle for daily sketch group on, the subject being "Creature • IMPRESSIVE ALIEN BEAST BLENDS QUALITIES OF BOTH RHINO & LION".

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

kekai brushes

Thanks to Jeff, I am now a proud owner of Kekai brushes :)  I've always been a huge fan of Kekai, and hopefully with his photoshop brushes I can steal a little bit of the liveliness that's present in all of his paintings.

Quick lunch study of... another face, heheh.  I changed her expression up subtly from the original photo.

Monday, May 17, 2010

Ravenous Peacekeeper and Samurai Chef...

...walked into a bar...  ok, this is terrible.

The past 2 sketch groups had pretty crazy topics, seen at the title of this blog entry.

p.s. the Samurai Chef has a bonus topic, which is the kangaroo.

Moar face

This is more of a mark-making practice.  I'm getting pretty tired of the precise manner default round brushes work, so I'm trying something else.  Wanted to keep the brush strokes large but I'm having a hard time stopping myself from going into smaller brushes... was fun though.

Used photoshop default chalk brush with opacity - pen pressure.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Face Study 2

Had more trouble with this one, probably due to the shot being straight-on.  The skintone is also trickier.

Face study take off

At one point I could draw nothing other than faces, and I vowed to steer my focus away from them.  However, I think now it's time for me to get back onto the obvious focal point of the image again, and maybe actually try to learn some stereotype faces.

I think my sense of beauty differs from many guys I know, which is kind of unfortunate - but hopefully the faces I like best are still seen as somewhat pretty in the minds of general public.

Lunch study.  More to come, seriously.

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Lord Remix Sketch

Starting a new contest piece of Shwann's character (  I guess I'm a sucker for big robotic arms.

Planning to use this piece to learn to paint skin tones, but I'm already veering off in the simplified cartoony direction, so who knows...

Monday, May 3, 2010

Sergeant Dan and the Bat-Men of Thorium: final

Yet another piece rushed... no more starcraft.  This evil game has eaten my high school lunch time + lunch money, and is now killing my weekly challenges.

On a quite unrelated note, if you are in SCII beta, add my msn email address :P