Thursday, November 12, 2009
Finally got back to sketchgroup this week and met some new people and people that I haven't seen in a while. Heh, unfortunately, I did the majority of the work at home, but at least I started it over there. I also had to cover up some contact info that I got from the new peeps that I met there that was originally written down on this page. No biggie, my ego was not big enough to want to restart a complete new drawing, so I just edited out on PS. A quick color of it will be up soon.
Quick reason as to why I drew this was I some some very inspiring work on Deviantart of Red Sonja and thought this would be fun to do? I mean, who doesn't like to draw curvy Frazetta influenced dames with big, huge, hunken....
Saturday, November 7, 2009
Man, I was surprised to see how fast I went and moved on to drawing him. I got to thank my buddy Derek for pushing me to draw more, and it's feeling pretty good. I hope to get to start inking this later tonight. I'm not feeling the bg(considering that I didn't even think it through), but it is what it is for now.
Perhaps next time, I'll thumbnail it with a decent background before moving on to the final pencils.
Critiques and comments always welcomed :)
Thursday, November 5, 2009
Took forever and a half to finally post it up. I finished this about a week back, BUT there were little things here and there that I needed to fill out(thanks for the suggestions Jon). Still needs work, but what's done is done. And with your own art, you're never really happy with the end results.
I think working on a Skeletor piece next sounds about right...
After that, I should get back to re-working on that Cap/Hulk one. heh.
Pentel Japanese ink pen.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Hmm....sounds kinda like a superior race thing. heh.
So, I tried to finish this last night but wasn't sure what to put in the background. I'll be sure to figure it out tonight(any suggestions?).
You know, It's never as easy as you picture it in your head. For artisit, I like to think it takes a few redo's until you're happy with it, but with me, I rather use the word "content", since I'm never satisfied with the final product.
It'll also be inked after I'm done.
Man, I'm already brainstorming for something more epic in my head after this. His pose is not He-man-y enough!
Let's hope I can capture it on paper :)
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
Bleh. I hate it. I'm trying to be more conservative with my linework, but ended up falling back to my comfort zone. That and Cap looks to be jumping in for the photo shoot instead of defending himself. I'm already in the process of inking this, so I might as well finish it up
I will redraw this to my liking very soon.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Batman sketches using an HB pencil and a pentel ink brush, which I'm absolutely loving the more I use it. I'm no JPL but I'll be damned if that guy knows about minimalism and well thought out linework.
Gonna try harder next time, with less hatching.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Been watching this documentary series about two guys learning different martial arts styles for 5 days and then having them fight a martial arts master of that particular style. It's cool. So one of the styles I really liked watching was the Pencak Silat style. It's an Indonesian style that incorporates knives and sticks with hand to hand combat. So, I tried to incorporate the garb as well as the knife they use, but I think I'm off on the weapon. Hopefully, I'll have this colored too soon.
I need to fix dem feet. He has no weight on him...but that's what happens when you draw too close to the bottom of the paper :/
Thursday, July 30, 2009
I have the power!!!
Heh. This was my first test with that Pentel brush pen that I mentioned below. It's a quick doodle and I think it worked out pretty well. I originally had Lion-O jumping at him but I dind't have any reference at the moment, so i skipped on him. That, and seeing all the cool Mattel figures at the con got my engine going on drawing the most powerful man in the universe too. heh.
Hopefully, I'll be playing with inkworks more down the road :)
So I went to the sketch group this week and met up with my buddies there. Me and Jon really didn't have any idea on what do sketch, so I started doing a caricature of our mutual buddy Jason. Jon ended up taking over the sketch and adding his own "spice" to it,(which made it look 100x's better than when I started it). I went back and finished inking this bad boy with my newly purchased Pentel brush pen that I was having a chubby for all night and telling everybody about how great it is if you use ink pens.
It really is a damn good pen. You really get some great brush linework out of it.
Thanks Derek, for the 411 on this :)
I don't think it looks like him, but other say otherwise :/
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
So, it seems that I'm on this zombie outbreak concept mood these past two weeks. And I think I have at least one more to design. It just seems that I've had these ideas lately with some background stories to help sell the designs about people from all walks of life, living their everyday lives, now faced with insurmountable odds of the most violent and unreasonable kind.
So, for this guy, his name is Santo Azul. This idea came from me growing up watching classic movies featureing real life luchadores fighting everyting from vampires to wolfmen to martians...man, I loved that stuff, and sure do miss it. Luchadore affecienados (or Mexican peeps)will know the names that I combined to create this characters. They both have quite the history indivudually, and I can go further into that, but I think I'm already writing fricken enough as it is.
A once great and famous luchadore and movie star throughout his early years, Santo Azul is now a living shadow of his former self. Personal demons and media rumors destoyed everything that he worked for--reducing him to small time, almost no paying wrestling gigs just to make ends meets. During one of his bouts the outbreak hits the audience and he is left fending for his life as they attempt to tear him apart as they already did to his opponent. As he searches for other survivors and his children he believes that this was his fate. His fate to redeem himself, the sport and his reputation.
As the #1carnal rule for wrestling goes...
The show must go on.
Waay too much writing.
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Okay, time to edit this post...
For some reason, THIS recently has been my "default" poses for drawing tough dames, I dunno why. BUT I also don't know why I have been drawing tough ladies.
Actually, I do.
Heh. Lately, I've been in the mood to shoot shit in the face and I went back and started playing left 4 dead. Man, that game is fun. And I guess me drawing these is the reason for it. My friend made a pretty good connection that I didn't see, which is that I guess my ladies(that I've posted so far) are survivors of the outbreak.
I think that sounds like a pretty good theme to me.
Maybe after I finish coloring the one below this, I'll start on a group of males(and I just thought of one!). So this should be fun.
So, with her(this is one the fly here) she's a former Colombian Rebel that left due to the unnecessary casualties and ideals long since forgotten, that were taken upon the very people she was trying to protect. She decided to move back to America to help her ill mother when the outbreak occurred. It's war all over again. Meh, that works for me.
And these past 2 weeks I have been going to this Wed. gathering called...*sigh*... The Epic Juice. It sounds like an energy drink to me, and I didn't come up with it, but it's not about the title anyhoo, it's about the people that you meet there. I have met a few new friends(if I can be so bold), and some of them have inspired me, while others seem to mearly go there to socialize and not draw as much(some egos are kept to a minimum, which is expected now with gatherings like this). And then there are old school mates that I have not seen in forever attending as well too. It is great to see them again and where they have gone since graduation. I do wish them all the best, as always.
So, yeah, it seems just like school all over again.
Do I really want to go through that all over again?
Friday, July 10, 2009
But where's the gun?!!
So I haven't completely finished a painting in forever, and this one day sketch ended up being the result of one.
In the sketch, she originally did have a gun holstered on to her thigh but I never got back to painting it under her hand, so I said "screw it" and just moved on. Heck, I almost quit halfways cause the pencil work alone needed alot of PS correction, which I absolutely hate doing. I try not to use PS to "fix" my pencil problems--it feels so much like cheating on my part. But my thoughts on that can go on forever and I'll just leave it as that.
And the reason why she's topless is because drawing the chest from a 3/4 perspective can be quite challenging, especially the farthest viewed breast.
Okay, sleepy time.
Monday, June 29, 2009
Sunday, May 3, 2009
I love the movie, and the character, but dammit, I'm so pissed with myself.
In my everlasting search for improving myself as an artist, I have to at times, take a step back and take precaution when thinking that I can ink.
I've should have taken a step back with this one.
I was really content with this drawing and was hoping to put it up on deviant art inked and completed but that quickly became a cluster fuck when I thought tried my hand at inking it.
F***, I'm still upset, but luckily, I scanned it hi-rez and I can print it out so if I ever get the guts to try and ink it again I can.
*sigh* I knew I should have used tracing paper to ink it like I always do.
It is what it is.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
Since that craptacular Terminator: Salvation is coming out, I decided in protest to watch the original T1 movie, and man that still is a great flick!
It also got me thinking about those great Dark Horse licensed comics in the late 80's like Predator, Aliens, and Terminator. Man, they were great reads. I have to say though, reading the Terminator and Predator series was my fave cause of Chris Warner's art. His interpetations of those characters were always rough and gritty and that instantly hooked me in.
blah, blah, blah...long story short this drawing is the result of Mr. Warner influence.
Monday, March 30, 2009
I finished up another sketch last night and was going to post it up after I scanned it, but it finally broke down. Just as well, I've had the thing for about 4+years now. Guess it's time for a new one.
Anyhoo, I also watched the Punisher War Zone a few days back and got inspired by it. Not that the movie was fantastic, but I've always been a Punisher fan ever since the 80's--from Mike Zeck, to Whilice Portacio, to War Journal's Jim Lee's stuff. Always inspirational, even to this day.
And who doesn't love bad guys getting the shit blown out of them :)
Saturday, March 28, 2009
It's been a while since I've done any art. I figured that the best motivation to start drawing again would be to buy a new sketchbook. Heh. It worked.
This is the first of the few sketches that will hopefully get my gears moving to do more.
I love Jason Pearson's Body Bags series, even though they come out once every blue moon, but here's my sketch of the main character Clownface. Total Latin badass. Wasn't sure where to put his weapons in the beginning, but only after I was done I thought laying it down on the floor would be the best place.
But, by then, I was too lazy to drawn them in. heh.
Oh well, maybe next time.
Saturday, January 31, 2009
Well, I didn't think I'd sit down for the entirety of this painting and finish it, but I did(3hrs).
Guess I was that bored or determined to finish it. Either way, I'm happy with the results for now.
As for the image, it's actually a paintover of a friends drawing that he did a few years back. I got an email today about another friend of mine who inked this yesterday I think, and wrote to us about how our mutal buddy Ken hasn't done any art in forever. So in hopes of getting him back to art, he inked it. Seeing it inked got me stoked to try out Painter some more.
I had alot of fun doing this--trial and error of course, but I think I'm heading in the right direction.
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Watched the Outlaw of Josey Wales on the History Channel and what a great movie it is. Just like the old days of VHS with my dad.
I took a caricature class a few years back at school, and it was one of the best classes that I took. I learned a lot from Morpheus, and I tried to implement that into this sketch. I'm not sure if it really looks like him, but I'd like to keep working on some more in the future to get the hang of it again.
Done in Painter again, btw.
What a pretty cool program. I just wish I knew how to use it properly, cause it has so much potential.
Regardless, here's a sketch I did in it using the pastel brush, or whatever it's called. It felt pretty natural--kinda like the ol' college drawing days of using it on a "biggie" pad.
I think I'll work on a few more this weekend, and maybe be brave enough to experiment with the other mediums.
Friday, January 16, 2009
Today my grandfather passed away, and I just wanted to go home and be left alone. On the way though, I looked up and saw this in the sky. In your lifetime, you can probably count on your hand how many times you've seen one. What are the odds of me seeing this the day I hear news about my grandfather?
Maybe he was trying to say goodbye to me.
I love you too Grandpa.
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
I've been so busy with work, and other side projects, it's hard to devote time to personal art. I try to make some time before I leave from work for some personal sketching or whatnot. Took about 35 mins. to be content with this.
It's the start of a new year, so I need to get back on track :)