Sunday, August 3, 2014

Became very interested in Annette Marnat's blog lately, especially her gorgeous silhouettes and lines of actions--a somewhat geometric style and reminiscent of Mary Blair. This one came out of a Moth story I was listening to, in the sketching process was playing with a simpler silhouette, although I got a bit sidetracked playing with brushes along the way. (Part of Marnat's gorgeous style is the absence of line, and focusing on blocks of color, I cheated the form with some pretty broad outlines here...)

Sunday, July 27, 2014

A belated Sketch Dailies update, loosely based on the Tengu, a Japanese demon incorporating avian and human elements...the word is rooted in the Chinese "tiangou", or "heavenly dog", so let's toss that into the mix as well...

A couple more sketches before bed, playing with posing and quick gestures.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Been too long since I've really drawn, other than the occasional doodling in meetings...need to keep up this habit! Off to Brazil this weekend for the World Cup, and will hopefully bring back some sketches to show for it as well!!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Friday Night Jams

Drawing to some Ghibli tunes...Totoro is a great, light-hearted and pleasant soundtrack to work to. Princess Mononoke brings on the drama! I'm still a little obsessed with the Mongolian eagle hunters (hunters WITH eagles, not hunters OF eagles!). The people, birds, and horses are all gorgeous...some freaking great photography of this area. Forgot to do more than one WIP shot, as you might be able to tell I tend to layer on sketches until I reach a composition/setup I like then start blocking in.

Thursday, April 17, 2014


New macbook pro arrived this week in all its thin, sleek, shiny glory! In addition to being shiny, it also runs photoshop WAY fast. It's a complete transformation from the 2-3 second lag I would often get with brushstrokes before. A quick and rough drawing, obviously inspired by the awesome photos going around of the young Mongolian huntress:

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

For some reason, nothing really beats good old 30-second gesture drawings. And NOTHING beats Pinterest's mobile app for browsing figure drawing reference. For me, it's a seamless way to keep up a good sketching run for an hour or more without having to constantly enter new searches and browse different sites.

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Soft Charcoal

Playing with the line quality of soft charcoal. It's soo fun to run it down the page and get everything from a soft, subtle shadow to a sharp, dark line!

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