Thursday, July 28, 2011


Inspired by Ian's ease in drawing robots, I try again to loosen up and tackle these fearsome hard-surfaces, starting from crazy doodles.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Crystal City

Another idea that came from my high school years, where I spent almost all of my classes drawing and writing instead of listening because I had no patience.  I'm still an awful listener.

The capital city is built around a huge crystal meteor. The people worship this glittery rock and guard it feverishly, believing the shard to be a physical projection of their god.

The crystal is harder than any known tool. Many ignorant thieves who wanted to pocket a bit of wealth ended up returning empty-handed. If they by chance managed to escape from the righteous wrath of the city guards, that is.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Wolf pups

Another take on Moling, a character I made while in high school.

Monday, July 11, 2011

The Little Match Girl - Sketch 2

Slept over it and felt like the previous sketch was indecisive. I couldn't decide if I wanted her to look pure and innocent or wild and fearsome. So today I made up my mind and redid the sketch - I want her to be as uncorrupted as newly fallen snow. In her dying hallucination, she thinks that she's making the world a more beautiful place - and by setting the cold, uncaring city ablaze, in a twisted sense she has done just so.

For those unfamiliar with the dark tales of Hans Christian Anderson - here's a link.  Also, if the only Little Mermaid you know is the Disney version, I highly recommend seeking out the original story done by the same author.  It's a sadder tale, but in many ways all the more beautiful.

edit: ended up managing a color block-in before bed.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

The Little Match Girl - sketch

Sketch for CGHUB challenge " Fairytales Re-Imagined".

Trembling, she struck another match. The world suddenly became very warm.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Gladiator Goddess

More messing around with textured brushes.  Just pushing around shapes and textures for fun.  I should be practicing more seriously... well, sometimes I wonder if I'm trying too hard to be serious.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Blonde in Red

Trying to loosen up.  Used some brushes I would normally never use, plopped down rather random shapes, and reigned it in a little with air brush.  Completely blotched those hands.  I'll need a hand model to hold a pistol for me.  The trigger finger kind of blew my late-night mind...