Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Witch Splash

I did a few more color splashes tonight. A witch sort of character and a knight of sorts. Maybe a minotaur in armor? It's just whatever popped in my head first when I saw the splash. The colors are actually a good deal brighter than they appear, I'm not sure why the scans turned out so dull.


Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Painted Duck

I created this duck character a while ago and wanted do do a painting of him.

This is acrylic on 9x12 bristol.

I don't know how much I like painting, and it's been a couple months at least since I've done any painting, but I think this turned out pretty good considering.


Color Splash Art

Well I finally sat down and tried to do some Andy Lee style art like I've been saying I would. It is, of course, not nearly as easy as he makes it look. But as I went on I think there's improvement.

The first is a match between Sagat and Ryu of Street Fighter. I wanted to do something for Illustration Friday's topic, "match", and I had action figures of those two characters. It was my first attempt at the style, so it's not great, but fun to do.

The next is a character I created, and am still trying to get the look of him down. I actually had Andy paint a couple ideas of him for me after I described him. Here and Here. Here's mine.

And finally, I was running out of ideas and this splash just looked like a weird face, so that's what I went with. I think this one actually turned out best of them all.

Enough for now, I'm sure I'll get better as I go.

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Fantasy Drawings

While hanging out with the guys tonight I did some drawings of some fantasy stuff that had popped into my head. I was not at home and had no real reference material besides other entries in the sketchbook I had on hand. This is the only one I really used.

The first is a troll sort of creature. It's not great but probably one of the best figures I've done, especially considering I had no reference. (Well, I did look at Joe's ankle and hand) The original ears I drew on him looked dumb so I did some other possibilities on the side.

The next two drawings are of a Asian style temple that sits high on a mountain and the path that leads up to it. (Based on the Shaolin Temple in China)

I'm feeling fairly confident about my drawings lately. I also just bought some new bamboo brushes and Bristol board. I'm hoping to do some good Andy Lee style splashes soon.


Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Fat Again?

Somehow I ended up back on fat people.

This is Guts from a Berserk poster on wall.

And this is Charlize Theron from the my Aeon Flux poster.


Sunday, August 06, 2006

More Sketches

I've been having a hard time finding something I really want to do so I've just been doing these quick sketches. These are based off pictures I took at the Japanese Friendship Garden in Balboa Park near San Diego, CA.

This one is 20 mins.

This one is 30 mins.


Thursday, August 03, 2006

A Few Sketches

I'm falling behind. Getting distracted by other interests and stuff. Lacking ideas. Anyhow, here's a few things I just sketched. Just to have something.

This is something I saw in a dream the other night.

And here are a couple of faces. The upper left from a poster on my wall. The lower right based loosely on a painting Andy Lee did for me of a character I created.