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!


Sunday, December 30, 2012

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Chibi Lena

lifedrawing log - 12.29.12

Last lifedrawing post of the year!  Expect more chibis in 2013!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Chibi Fellini

Trying to teach myself how to "Chibi-fy" people in caricature.  Vince pointed out that "no neck" is a pretty good place to start.

The lower left treatment seems most successful in this regard.

...And yes, these were all taken from Fellini's Faces.  Just too much fun to put down.

I'm still "twinning" my eyes too much.  Makes 'em dead.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

It's glandular!

More riffing on Fellini's Faces, as per a friend's request.

lifedrawing log - 12.26.12

Monday, December 24, 2012

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Lifedrawing Ideas

[living document of poses]

-amateur thespian
-entranced gamer
-trapeze walk over shark tank
-pledging loyalty
-walking on eggshells
-total revulsion
-caught in the act, reaching for the sky
-chiseling into rock
-"Here be treasure!"
-lost keys!
-locked out
-tug of war
-enamored of found object
-road rage
-zombie feeding frenzy
-"You coveteth my ice cream bar!"
-emerging from the ferns
-food snob
-grave robber
-asylum dweller
-bitching out tech support
-graciously accepting applause
-"Well, I never!"
-cozy campfire
-eyes averted
-surly waitress
-scolding parent
-wounded child points to "owie"
-hailing a cab
-groggy morning
-"Come at me, bro!"
-"Fucker is late...again!"
-victory at the supermarket
-"I hereby tender my resignation, effective immediately!"
-pterodactyl descends
-"Haters gonna hate!"
-"I smite thee!"
-warding off vampires
-exploring the catacombs
-little old woman being feeble and crotchety
-phone discussion gone sour
-recognizing a friend from a distance
-ultimate expression of loss
-inspiration like a bolt from the heavens
-"We come in peace."
-"Shoot to kill."
-"En garde!"
-about to transform into a werewolf
-smellin' cookies bakin' in the oven
-first human on mars
-bike accident witness
-zero-gravity sumo match
-sleep deprived parent
-focused hypnotist
-burying the prostitute
-feigns interest in date
-"[your name]...IS THAT REALLY YOU?!?!"
-shadow cloak
-Dropped that!
-"If I didn't know better, I'd think you were trying to poison me..."
-Gonna barf!
-"Can you spare some change?"
-bashful mouse
-Pay no attention to the knife behind my back.
-Mother bear protects her young.
-"Just....TAKE IT!"
-"Ha! Told you so!"
-looks back with regret
-soldiers forward, determined
-"Sir, yes sir!"
-"It's chilly in here."
-Be a T-Rex.
-Tickling someone
-Row a boat.
-Be a mime in a box.
-Charge like a bull.
-Pretend to play the trumpet
-Be a runway model.
-Be a rapper.
-Primal scream!
-Be a gorilla.
-uproarious, gut busting laughter
-"Bring it in for a hug, bro!"
-morning yawn
-Play air-guitar.
-Do the robot.
-Whistle for a cab.
-super hero stance
-Blow a kiss.
-big crybaby
-"What's that smell?"
-Take a bow.
-Brandish an air sword.
-Be a ninja.
-Fly an invisible kite.
-Look up like you see something.
-silly walk

lifedrawing log - 12.23.12

3 hour pose broken up into bits.  Lumpy and inelegant.  Should have pushed the lean!

Some of Fellini's faces tossed in here as well...trying to push them further into caricature.  I wish I could go straight to this stronger statement, but the initial effort always winds up "safe."  Safe art is dull art, and the result of having not made up one's mind about the subject.  I expect better from you, me!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Vince Creech

Just needed something to practice rendering, so I pulled out a sketch from my friend Vince Aparo.  Additional coaching from Slide.  Result is still too fussy, and light sources don't ring true.  If there's a "my way" to painting, I definitely haven't found it yet.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Friday, December 14, 2012

Bus AM

I decided to test out Seattle's metro system for the first time this morning.

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Saturday, December 8, 2012

lifedrawing log - 12.08.12

Guys, you can't model for shit.

Girls, you do okay.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Saturday color practice

Source : Anthony Jones

Barely had to do anything because of AJ's airtight values...just puttin' a little Diablo III color on it.

Temperature assist from Slide...