Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Elizabesque Hottie

I've always loved the pictures of beautiful women made by great concept artists and fantasy artists, so full of texture and costume design. I've always wanted to be able to draw like that but always ended up falling back on my cartoony habits. The cure? Quick drawings on toothy paper with a stumpy, blade-sharpened pencil. Added some tone and texture in photoshop with some cool brushes I found.

I also needed to let go of any concern about historical accuracy, so this outfit is just made up by my uneducated random ideas of what an ornate Elizabethan outfit might look like. History buffs can laugh and point all they want;-).

Monday, August 24, 2009

Yet another blotter Doodle

I've said it before... Some of my favorite pictures are the ones I draw as a way of blotting off excess ink from my brush three or four strokes at a time to test the consistency of the ink before comitting the brush to the real drawing I'm working on. Usually it ends up being a profile portrait of a made up character just like this. This one came off my brush last night as a side effect of inking two crisp and clean images for Paul and Layne Cutright's new course called "The Relationship Codes".

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Drink & Draw Aug 2009

Thanks to Michael Byers for running the Guelph Drink & Draw! It's fun and good company. Here's a doodle I did tonight.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Olga Kurylenko Picture...

Saw the movie "Hitman" several months ago. Love this actress... Olga Kurylenko. So beautiful I had to freezeframe the DVD and make a drawing!

Friday, January 09, 2009