Sunday, September 30, 2012

Mid-Autumn Festival ( aka Fall Promo )

I just wanted to upload this before I forgot. I finished this earlier this week and haven't really had a chance to look at it yet. It turned out better than I hope and I enjoyed the piece. It's fun using the warmer colours that I tend to normally avoid as my colour range is more cool and blues and greens.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Sketch Dump (insert random number)

I've been sick all week and I don't have any trippy drawings so much for it probably 'cause I didn't take a wrong combination of drugs again.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

I will admit that this honestly took me longer than it should have. I spend a lot of time just fooling around with colours. It makes me glad I work digitally so I can go back and re-think what colours I want as I'd end up forever re-painting things if I could paint traditionally. I'm not horrible at it, but on a professional level, I'm not that great, but anyway ... back to the illustration. It's simple and nice and I'm not sure which one I like better. The pen lines somehow end up flattening the image again and there's a certain "human" feel to it 'cause the pen strokes. I might try going back to this for some small spot-type illustrations to play around.
Just a little small quickie illustration.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Fall Dance - WiP(i)

I'm making my way through this though colour is still a bother for me. I envy illustrations that know exactly what colours they want as they work on their piece. For me, I fiddle around a lot to get exactly what colours that fit with the piece though having a background colour locked in helps a lot, but it also plays havoc with things if I ever change the background colour half way through colouring the piece.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Fall Dance - process work

I thought I'd show some of the process work for the fall promo. A lot of times, drawing is just drawing different variations until you get one that is alright. I had a few variations of how the set up the scene and settle for this once instead of one that just had them floating there. It honestly took me awhile to get the boy looking the way I wanted 'cause the boy in all these drawings just wasn't agree with me. For the girl, I wanted to just minor variation in her hair and the shape of her head. Subtle things can make a big difference.

Fall Dance

So I've been busy drawing, but really haven't been posting like I said I would. Sometimes I really do need a web monkey to handle my blogs and website for me. That really lame joke also shows how old I am when "web monkey" was something everyone wish they had. I wanted to do something a bit festive for autumn and something at night. I'm looking forward to this 'cause I'm early for once since fall doesn't start until the 21st.

Monday, September 3, 2012


So besides the fact that my personal balance is off, I'm working on a big project so I've been a bit busy and will probably be for awhile. The interesting thing is that lately, I've been going back to using a nib pen. It's quite a different few compare to a technical pen, which is what I normally use. I've used brushes, brush pen, technical pen and nib pen all before, but I normally stick with a technical pen 'cause it's consistent and has a ready supply of ink and has roughly the same stroke width. There's a lot of beautiful things once can do with a brush and brush pen, but I never really liked it. I found it a bit hard to consistent supply of ink into a brush without always dapping it out on a piece of paper so it felt like half the ink was just being wasted.

I love the way that the ink just flows across the paper and how just manoeuvring the nib changes the stroke of the line. I can do the same thing with a technical pen, but it's not really the same in terms of how I'd try it. So far I've just done some sketching with the nib, but hopefully I'll find the time to do a more fuller illustration to get a better feel of it.