This blog...

...was initially for pieces done on a computer, but has since become a free-for-all. Here you'll find process work (digital and otherwise), sketch pages and studies, sometimes with commentary.

You can see the rest of my work here.

Remember kids : if you can't make pretty designs, at least make pretty lines!

-Paul

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Drunken Guns

Had a little to drink last night, but was too buzzed to stay still, so...wiggly gun profiles!

Monday, October 27, 2008

quick work doodle

...between Darksiders assignments, or as I call them, "Darksignments."*



*not really

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Study Buddy - Lis Mitchell

Lis Mitchell whipped this sheet up for me.
Thanks Lis! I think from now on I'll be doing the "Study Buddy Lite"s just because it's taking me a while to get through the big ones.



I cropped one of her composition shots down into a micro-composition that was a little less daunting. Such a cheater!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Reflexin'

The pencil wandered to familiar places this week. Sometimes that's okay.



...but I'm going to make a point of drawing "punchier" darks so my shit will read better zoomed out, sans tone. Perhaps a gravitation to pen and ink to force my blacks into blackness...

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Lady Death RMX -- color glop!

Glopped some color onto a previous thumbnail for a test...



Working up the design and the painting at the same time just plain doesn't work, but gah -- too impatient to work in stages on the weekend! The whole thing wants for focal/dynamism/clarity.

GLARF!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Lady Death RMX - thumbs

Remember that 90s comic character, Lady Death?

R-r-r-remix on the way...

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Study Buddy : lite

The 12-up template was proving cumbersome for myself and others. This new, trimmed down version should be a little more manageable for everyone.

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Sunday, October 5, 2008

Study Buddy - Kurt Richards

My brother Kurt hooked up possibly the hardest study buddy yet! Lost patience with quite a few of these. It's clear I have no clue how to go about rendering gold, animals or architecture, let alone nearly symmetrical architecture. The pomegranate study went a little better since I went dark to light, the way you're supposed to with a painting. But damn did a lot of these come out crappy.

Still, it's good to realize where you're weak and build on those things. I'll take greater care next time I'm confronted with these problems and have more time to spend on them. Thanks, Kurt! Next Study Buddy comes from Lis Mitchell, aka Pixelfish.