Friday, March 23, 2012

TRIIIIcycle, TRIIIIcycle!!!

All I could think of today was Mass Effect. In fact, my fingers are itching so badly to be off this keyboard and wrapped around my 360 controller, that I am going to make today's post an extra-brief one. Because Mass Effect, that's why.

So yeah! This was an assignment for an illustration class of mine: to design a label for a bottle of wine. Our professor provided us with a brand name he had invented, and told us to go crazy. (Shouldn't he know better than to say something like that to a room of Illustration students?)


Monday, March 19, 2012

Bathing Venus

I absolutely adore nakedness. Don't you?

Usually I prefer calling classical figures by their Greek names rather than their Roman ones (maybe because the Romans were thieving, culturally oppressive little punks), but then, this isn't actually supposed to be Aphrodite. Plus, there's such a rich tradition of the female nude coming to be known as a Venus throughout art the title stays!

Aaaaaaaaaanyway. A rough figural sketch from my head: done on my Wacom from a few days back! A healthy chunk of the stuff that turns up on this blog will be digital, simply because I'm an artist who's more comfortable working with traditional media, but would rather not get too comfortable in any. (And am trying to work past that wicked learning curve that first-time tablet users have to suffer through!) I've been using mine on and off for almost a year at this point, and can now tablet okay. 

Sunday, March 18, 2012

A Brief Introduction

"Only quite a little fellow in a Wide World"

Huh. How strange! I have never kept a blog before.

Hopefully, this place will be more of a personal challenge for me to maintain a consistent flow of drawings drawn than a silly soapbox or "Lookameeee!" sort of thing. But then, I suppose it takes at least a smidgen of hubris to start something like a blog at all, thinking that I, amidst the endless sea of faces, have something special to share or show.

So why should you look at all? I mean, really...I'm only one very small person. Still a student, lost in transfer, far from being an established professional artist....

Well! On a good day, I like to think I am reasonably charming, and modestly talented....but ultimately your reasons for coming here will be your own. For anyone who does return, this blog will be a haven of sorts for a variety of sketches, strips, and illustrations in all kinds of media, of whatever pops into my head! If that sort of thing from a complete stranger sounds appealing to you, then by all means! You will be welcomed back most gratefully.