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

Quickie

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:

http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-26969150


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!










Thursday, February 6, 2014

Joan of Arc


(For @Sketch_Dailies)

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

a cintiq!!!

Good god, finally finally got my hands on one! Let the sketching commence...





Friday, December 6, 2013





And some inspiring thoughts from Dave Pimentel, moving forward, think I'll try fewer drawings per page, and more thought per drawing. I always feel like cramming in as much drawing as I can per sketchbook--it's like scales on a piano (but way more fun), they're exercises to me that over time should improve my drawing. But I could benefit from more reflection and self-critique after each drawing as well...go check out his blog and advice!
http://drawingsfromamexican.blogspot.com/2013/05/remember-its-art.html

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