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.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Sketchy

Well I've had a lovely weekend doing virtually nothing but some light errands, cartoon watching and playing around with markers and pencils. It was good to not be near the monitor for a while doing these. *relaxed sigh*



Thursday, March 5, 2015

RELEASE THE SATURATION!

I did two sketches of this and there's definitely something I lost from the very first drawing and then obliterated further in the painting. I think it's probably all the lumpiness whereas the original sketch was a slightly more graphic/streamlined sort of design. Also I was trying to make a real point out of not achieving the colours through using layers and layers of meters and overlays but in the end it had to be done to save it.

Also I should have spent more time with the composition to make the scenario clearer. But... you know, live and learn. Oh hmm. The position of that femur was also way better flipped.


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Least Original Design Ever

So I took on this notion that I wanted to design a really cool looking axeman. An executioner that was unlike anything I'd seen before. About 400 executioners later I liked this drawing best. There were three-eyed fishheaded executioners, goblin executioners, executioners that looked like they were made out of taffy... I wanted him to look slow and lanky but heavy. The drawings pretty much universally sucked so I went with the least original possible look. But I really like how the bright green turned out. It was a complete accident. That was meant to be a shadow layer that I turned to "overlay" and suddenly the colours were popping after hours of them looking muddy and awful.