Monday, July 25, 2011
This week's Illustration Friday word is "perennial". I think it was the extreme heat that caused me to have snow on my mind.
This was penciled and inked in my moleskine with some white added in Photoshop.
Monday, July 18, 2011
I thought I'd mess around with some watercolours this time for Illustration Friday. I've had this long watercolour sketch book around for ages but have never used it. My paints are from 15 years ago when I used them in college.
I forgot there's no Alt Z in painting. And once you choose your colour, you're stuck with it.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Have you seen Hobo With A Shotgun yet? Well then, why NOT!? Here's the trailer to tempt you:
We watched it for the second time this past weekend and I enjoyed it even more. If you have seen it, then you'll understand my colour choices. And the hacksaw. And the line of dialogue I chose. There was another line that would have been funnier but I really didn't want THAT on my art, you know? You would if you know this scene...
I wasn't intending on finishing it in colour but once the drawing was done I just really, REALLY, wanted to put some hard lines to it and see what some splashes of colour would look like.
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
I caught the first episode of the show last summer, I think, just by chance as I was flipping channels and I was hooked right away. Series 2 has just about finished airing here in Canada.
I used photo reference for this and while I was looking I accidentally saw a spoiler for series 3. That kinda bummed me out but now I'm excited to see how it all plays out.
If you haven't heard of it, here's the trailer:
Monday, July 11, 2011
The word this week for Illustration Friday is "Stay".
I have a memory of being about 5 or 6 and my Mom was getting me ready for some big family thing. She sprayed my hair thoroughly with hair spray then I sat down on the couch to wait. I immediately fell asleep and when I woke up a bit later I touched my hair and thought someone put a helmet on me while I was sleeping.
Friday, July 8, 2011
Ha, finished it. Got my buzz from getting it coloured but still felt like "Get DONE already!" as I was working on it.
I used to love poking around and fiddling in Illustrator then work got really heavy and frustrating and then the last thing I wanted to do at the end of the day was sit at the computer and work the way that was frustrating me all day. So that really spoilt me for doing art for myself. I didn't even want to draw anymore because I gave everything to the job that day, I felt like I had no imagination left to use for myself. I really felt like if I'm not going to colour it, post it and sell it, then what's the point of doing it? That's SO bad, I know. Now I'm just trying to be happy drawing with no outcome in mind. I just want to be happy with the pencil, you know? If I want to colour it I will but the image can still be "done" if it's still in sketch form.
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Inspired by something Andrew over at Notchordamnatchoz said last night.
I spent longer working on his hand than I did on his hair.
I feel like colouring this one. I haven't done a lot of vectoring in a while so I'm jonesing a little for the satisfaction of it. I'm posting the sketch just in case I don't get around to finishing it, but I'll still call it a 'work in progress'.
Ok, back to work for me.
Monday, July 4, 2011
For those blogger.com users out there, you know how you can see the comments on your posts within your dashboard? Well, I thought it was like an Inbox where it keeps your comments until you read them, then you delete then. Turns out when you delete them, you're actually deleting them for good. Whoops. That explains why I remember reading comments on older posts but don't see them anymore.
I was just randomly searching for art inspiration last thursday and found Illustration Friday. I thought that it might help me get drawing more so this here is my first submission. Pencil sketch coloured, quickly, in Photoshop. Boy, I have zero patience for colouring in Photoshop. I'd rather click-click-click the colouring in Illustrator but Photoshop is faster in the end. I'm just not used to using it so my hand isn't that steady which means a lot of erasing.