Friday, September 25, 2009

Football not Soccer

I should really do a piece about soccer but I think I don't want to bother with rendering a soccer ball. I've been scaling down the size of the heads in my work lately and I don't know why I don't catch this in the initial drawing stages, but I really notice it more when I start to render the head in the final piece. There's even a note in piece for making the head smaller.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Fall Princess

This is turning out into a really simple and pretty piece. I was looking over my illustrations earlier and realized that I seldom if ever create a fall or spring inspired piece so here is one.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Smoking in the City - Finished

No more fushia, unfortunately.

Smoking in the City

I really want to find a way to use that bright glowing fushia, but I doubt it'll happen when I'm finished.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Religion and Map

I got shown a really cool back of old illustrated map recently and I wanted to do another map inspired by one of them. It was an interesting circular map though I think that one was more depicting just a city instead of a city and surrounding area. I enjoy creating these maps since they require a more old school approach in illustration over something really heavily conceptual. I've also been trying to create an illustration based on Guan Yin, the Goddess of Mercy in Asian Buddhism/Taoism. There are variations on the face and just a few ideas on how to pose one of the arms.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Finished Slices

So here some slices of the last few illustrations I've worked on. Looking at the three together, I know I lost something in the 3rd illustration 'cause the figure is just less graphic than the figures in the first two. It's probably why it felt a lot harder to work on since it didn't feel "right". Regardless it was fun to work on them and to do a more art nouveau style illustration though I'm sure I didn't use the right colours for the feel of it. Now onward to the next illustrations.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


I've been stuck on this for about a week now. I think I really don't want to finish it, but I don't want to abandon it eiter. It's looking a lot better now though there feels like stuff I'd want to redraw. I probably wont finish the 4th illustration I had planned in this series. Mostly I want to do something new or try to figure out something new I want to work on. It's hard to draw when drawing isn't fun and I miss that.