Thursday, November 27, 2008

X-mas gifts in progress

christmas is coming up kiddies. whoot.
but at the same time i can't help but cringe at the powerful odour of corporate taint on this holiday.
anywho- here are some of the sketches i am planning on developing into watercolours, framing and handing out for some gifts- i have about 4-5 more to get developed, but ive got tons of time yet (words of a seasoned procrastinator)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

quick piece

chipped away at this one the other day, its based off another artists design, i forget the name, but ill post it as soon as i remember/find the guy. hes good.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Very bogged down with work right now, but not the fun creative exciting stuff, so ive got some sketches piling up, and at some point, (hopefully before the holidays!) ill get these things coloured and looking golden, always stuff to do...

hope everyones well!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Final Cover, maybe?

revised design for the album, i like the texture, and cutout look for the cover, but ill keep printing processes into consideration for the disc- have a more print friendly take

Sunday, November 9, 2008

my lil sis found a new pet!
trying to use more colour mediums, bit rusty with the ol paint but practice practice.

heeey 50th post, cool.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

I made a Tutorial!!

thought id try to make one of these :) i love when people show their process, heres mine for a vector drawing.

1. Sketch
I start with a guideline pencil, usually a blue or pink, I find these really help explore and have fun with a drawing before you discover whats in your finished piece.

2. Line Art
Vector baby, its a great medium, allowing you produce perfect prints and get some super clean artwork - photoshop is superior in many aspects, but i generally enjoy working with the pen tool, i think i just need to try more digital paintings

3. Base Colours
Lay down the foundation, at this stage you should try a couple different ways of colouring the piece, a great pallet can make or break.

4. Shading
shade this thing up, i usually use 3 shades for my colouring (one base tone, shadow tone and highlight tone) check out references for these, its quite surprising how much a couple plotches of highlight can really pop the image

5. Design
nothing helped my development as an artist more than studying graphic design, i like to texturize these days, makes the drawing more tactile :) but do what you will, have fun

Thursday, November 6, 2008

X-mas party sketch- I will have it inked and coloured by the party! recognize anybody??