Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Women again

Studying more women's fashion designs.
I like the low belts from the 20s

Friday, May 24, 2013

Clowns, wrinkles, bad drawings of girls.

trying to work out more stuff. Simplified wrinkles, complicated wrinkles. And trying to figure out why the hell whenever I draw a girl the drawing ends up HORRIBLE.

Oh and as a side note the line in my head for the fat clown doodle was "Koko has had enough of this bullshit"

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

The rain has returned

And so we continue with our regularly scheduled macabre programming.
As a side note there was some process behind this which I'm going to rattle on about. It started entirely digitally, just screwing around, but it wasn't coming out.

 I wanted to keep working on it though so I printed it out lightly and redrew it overtop and worked out the form. I don't know why I still find that WAY easier with a pencil than on my Cintiq.

Anyways then I went back in and was very strict about using the 3-tone shading system then I went in and did some refining work on the shading. Ultimately my goal was to remove the sketch entirely and work as though it's a painting like I've been trying to learn.

So I go on my merry way and eventually finish up, then decide it's better with a bit of the sketch in.

Just for fun I started applying bad photoshop filters to it when LO... one of them (Poster edges) looked kinda good. What I realize it did is reinforce the sketch underneath the painting and bring out some of the texture I'd lost in the process.

I do hate it when I rely on a blanket photoshop filter to fix things but I'll take it as a tool to throw into the toolbox.

I think the most frustrating thing though is that he looks so much less stiff and more realistic with the sketchlines in which was the opposite of what I was trying to accomplish.

Still I enjoy the finished result and happy to be enjoying playing again.


Saturday, May 18, 2013

Zombies and Chainsaws etc

Sometimes when you're hung over you gotta draw what you gotta draw.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Skeletons again.

 Never too long before it comes back to skeletons.  Always with the skeletons.

It was the poodle wot done it!