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September 13, 2011

Daily Sketch – September 13th, 2011


September 11, 2011


September 9, 2011


September 7, 2011

Daily Sketch – September 7th, 2011


September 4, 2011

I did most of my drawing outdoors this week in an attempt to get the most out of the remaining nice weather. As I type this I’m sitting next to an open window, and it’s only through sheen stubborness that I haven’t closed it yet. It’s way to chilly. ~ 70 minutes


August 31, 2011

Working in the same vein as the August 25th drawing. Just wrapped up BioShock 2 / Minerva’s Den DLC, and still have deco on the mind. Also; drawing chains is awesome and frustrating. ~ 60 minutes


August 25, 2011

More deco-inspired characterization. I’m pround of this one. ~ 140 minutes


August 22, 2011

Here’s a witch with a mangled right arm. Broom accident? ~ 60 minutes


August 19, 2011

Cigarette to the FACE! I like these ladies. ~ 80 minutes


August 18, 2011

Sketchuuuuuuuuup! ~ 60 minutes


August 16, 2011

Daily Sketch – August 16th, 2011

I redrew this gals face about 5 times. I have no idea why it bothered me that much. ~ 45 minutes


August 15, 2011

Daily Sketch – August 15th, 2011

Still playing BioShock2, so I’ve got art deco on the mind. ~ 35 minutes


August 12, 2011

Raygun

I like this guy’s hood (with googly eyes!) and firearm.  Mechanical pencil ~ 80 minutes


August 7, 2011

Daily Sketch – August 7th, 2011

Mechanical pencil – trying to improve at clothing ~ 65 minutes


August 5, 2011

Daily Sketch – August 5th, 2011

Mechanical pencil sketch ~ 45 minutes


August 4, 2011

Woman with Drink

As far as sketchbook art goes, this looser style is pretty much my favorite way to draw. I don’t get as caught up with accuracy, and that allows me to play more with clothing, hair, gestures, ect. Mechanical pencil ~ 45 minutes


July 22, 2011

Movie Night at Marty’s = John. Daniels. awesome.

Movie night at Marty’s is a frequent escape I take from modern cinema’s obsession with faux professionalism. To clarify that; while the movies today are, for the most part, as equally awful and ridiculous as any period in American cinema, it’s become cheaper to make a good looking poster, trailer, soundtrack, and even film print. So while my enthusiasm often gets the better of me with movies that involve sharks, zombies, sasquachi, yakuza gangs, animal attacks, robots, underwater bases, artic research facilities, and jungle treks’s, I often find that the siren song of modern technology (3D graphics / green screen wizardry) has enabled the well-meaning directors of these films to produce awful, terrible junk. I mean it – many films made these days look so damned bad they’re unwatchable. If you had a chance to visit Blockbuster before they imploded, you know exactly what I mean; half of their inventory consists of poorly put together, technology driven knock-off versions of once popular films. I don’t care to look up the industry term for what this practice is called, but I’m sure Hollywood has put one together.

So. Since I like ‘good’ bad movies, I watch films at Marty’s on Thursday night’s. Marty is one of those rare folks that acts as a cultural filter. To put it in my own perspective; he’s passionate about the best of our creative American culture – that which is free of the damning label of ‘cultural relevance’, meaning the work itself does not fit clearly into the linear progress of the social, political, sexual or psychological evolution of our American Culture. Roughly that translates to ‘often violent, highly sexual, but extraordinarily well put together action or horror films from the 60’s,  70’s and 80’s’.  While the movies we watch hold an undeniable influence on cinema, and therefore a ghost-influence on the culture at large, they are largely unknown to the vast majority of movie-go’ers (which includes pretty much everyone). If they are eventually counted as ‘matterful’, it’s typically only after someone who DOES get counted in the chronology (like Quentin Tarantino) champions them as an influence in their own creative evolution.

So it’s with ears and eyes wide open that I watched the following two films tonight;

I’ll leave reviewing movies to Marty, but check them out sometime. John Daniels is kind of amazing. Incidentally, while I wrote this post I’ve been watching 1986’s Chopping Mall. The hair alone is worth the time.


July 10, 2011

Daily Sketch – July 10th, 2011

Charming little fellow. ~ 70 minutes. Here’s the written description I based him off of;

  • an obese everchild
  • never grows older in appearance
  • mostly concerned with food
  • wears cloths that are much too large / long, that flow off him like regal robes
  • mouth stained
  • madness shining in his eyes: “That’s not a child…”
  • sleeps in a refuse ‘fort’


July 9, 2011

Daily Sketch – July 9th, 2011

This gentleman is a cook. Though those marks on his arm are supposed to be scars, I think I’ve stumbled across a good way to render arm-veins as well. ~ 60 minutes


July 8, 2011

Daily Sketch – July 8th, 2011

I’m transitioning my daily sketch work from random practice to actual character development for a sci fi story I’m developing. I started out by writing a brief description of the character at the top of the page in gray marker (making it barely visible here), then drew an outline of the figure in gray marker (Prismacolor 30% cool gray), THEN a rough pencil sketch, THEN the actual inks. ~ 70 minutes