Sunday, February 28, 2010

on erasing







Thumbnail warmups of some visored helmets.

I am trying to break myself of the bad habit of erasing all of the damn time. I've come to the hard realization that erasing is seriously slowing down my thought process. It's allowing me to get hung up on a drawing or letting it become too "precious." Gonna try to cast my uptight perfectionist tendencies aside, at least when it comes to getting things started. Polish can come later. It's pathetic really, how difficult it was to just keep drawing these little guys one after the other. My eye kept tugging back to the previous one "ack, I need to fix... don't you see that's off just there... hey wait!" It helped me ease up and focus on shapes, although admittedly I didn't really push any of these to extremes, they're fairly conservative. The next round, I can start by picking a handful of promising ones and taking them further. Just after I finish breathing into this paper bag.

Friday, February 26, 2010

banner




In progress pic of some characters for a web banner..

Sunday, February 21, 2010

house brownie


Remember to leave out small offerings of porridge, cream, or honey for your household brownie.

The one that lives in my apartment has other tastes.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

brownie


Little sketch from last night that I'll probably color later. Methinks earthy hues: browns, tans, straw color.

I wanted to revisit drawing "lanky" for lack of a better word. Similar to previous posts here and here. I tend to oscillate and also struggle between drawing realistically and cartoony, mostly because I like qualities of both. My hope is, down the road, I can somehow combine them into some hybrid drawing horror. Look for it here first!

Friday, February 12, 2010

falcor

Color sketch of Falcor the luck dragon from The NeverEnding Story as a belated-birthday giftlet to my good friend Kelley. May his jowls flap eternally in an endless sky.

Here's a snapshot of the pencil sketch.



Saturday, February 6, 2010

lobster johnson


A special request for pulp vigilante Lobster Johnson which proved too irresistible to refuse.