Thursday, July 9, 2015

No Hands Lunch Doodle

I have this fear of not drawing hands because of art teachers saying "I see you're avoiding drawing hands." So at lunch I'm doodling this thing and I think "Damn I should show the hands. better put 'em in." This has become a willful act of restraint from proving myself to the ghosts of art teachers past. I think it looks cool this way.

But the next drawing will probably have hands just in case I get marks deducted. In life.


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Remember: You are your own worst enemy

I don't draw machines well. At all. So I figured "I'm gonna draw a dirt bike! With reference! BUT I'll also make it an upshot with pushed perspective!" Which was stupid. I hate that I had to cheat and warp the rough drawing to get the perspective I wanted. Cheaty cheaty cheaty! But I'm happy that the drawing came out ok. And it's based on a photo of a friend of mine from Winnipeg so it's fun that it sorta looks like quasi-anime-him. Anyways... here's sort of a dirtbike. Complete eith "engine."
Also here is an alien alligator bounty hunter talking to the chicken from Monkey Island but with rockets.



Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Holy Dyna. Dirk again.

I liked the drawing so I started colouring it. Then it got progressively more complicated until Kyle Balluff helped me save it from a grisly recycling bin death. Thanks Kyle!



Monday, April 20, 2015

Monday, April 6, 2015

5 Second Day Nightmare Butler Thing!

Well I finally got around to youtubing my 5 Second Day animation. Nothing as long as last year's but the goal here was to try to do fuller animation using the pen tool and keeping a really loose drawing. Ben Templesmith loose where it feels more like a pen gesture that a fully refined illustration. So I kinda threw model and volume out the window trying really hard to stick to my initial sketches. Which is a style with its difficulties to be sure. Not the least of which is hand-colouring everything since you can't click-fill. Shudder!

Also I have NO idea why the colour is all blown-out in the thumbnail. Catch up with me, Youtube!

Anyways... enjoy!

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Some old colour stuff and new pencil stuff

I was away from blogging with any semblance of regularity for quite a while. I did these quick colour things a while back for a project I wanted to start doing that didn't go anywhere. I learned a lot about character development doing it which was great though. And on top of that here's some new sketches. I hate my scanner. That scribbley pirate lost a lot in translation.





Also I have noticed that Dirk the Daring is rapidly becoming my "default person" to draw when I'm being kind of aimless. And his model changes to be more or less whatever the random humanoid I was doodling had. So I guess I should say that Dirk is the costume I slap on whatever I'm drawing while watching movies.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

More Dirk

Playing around again. I don't normally try to do tonal renders traditionally because they frighten me and ruin drawings. But ... omlettes and eggs and so forth I suppose. Also my perspective isn't the hottest.