Saturday, August 18, 2012

Guerilla Portraits!


Some sneaky sketches done at my favorite cafĂ©. Each one took anywhere from five to ten minutes....I feel like that's a fun timeframe to challenge myself to gather a basic idea of someone's character or mood. People tend to tell so much more about themselves than they know, based simply on their posture, faces and idiosyncrasies. More an exercise in seeing than actually drawing....though hell know both could use the practice, haha.

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Autumn-Geared Gouache Test Run!

It's my first time ever using gouache, but already I'm madly in love with it. We're gonna elope,  me and gouache, and it'll be beautiful. 

Just figured I'd post this test run I did on an old drawing! She's a character that I'd been saving up for a short story idea, and I'm still rather fond of her. She has a name, but I AIN'T TELLING.

Aaaaaaaaand here's some newer uncolored linework: just ink, plain and simple. Hopefully the colored versions will go up in a few days' time, but I've got a storm of sketches that will probably tumble through first. I did promise, didn't I?

Friday, August 10, 2012

East vs West

An inking assignment that I lovingly turned on its head....although this is over half a year old at this point. The object was to ink the first panel entirely using a nib pen, the second only in brush, and the third panel a combination of the two. Pretty sure they'd wanted a more seamless integration of both tools in the last one, but goddamnit, I chose not to for REASONS. Silly as it is, this one was insanely fun to make.