A sketchbook spread using the idea of ‘beauty and the beast’ as a stepping off point.
I’m working on a number of things that can’t really be shared until the projects launch, so this is all I have to show for myself at the moment. Enjoy?
(You can click it for a full view, since my blog’s format wasn’t wide enough for it. Any suggestions for stock wordpress themes that are more accommodating to art?)
(Oh, and it’s ebony pencil in a moleskine sketchbook, for anyone curious)
I was cleaning my desk cubbies yesterday, and found these.
The moth creature I remember abandoning, because I realized that I’d accidentally used water-soluble walnut ink on a piece I’d intended to watercolor. The dragon I remember drawing (it was around the same time as this piece), but I can’t for the life of me recall why I put it down.
Artist secret: we give up on a lot of things. Though now that I’ve found these, who knows. I might clean them up and use them for digital coloring practice.
In other news, I recently revived my Dribbble account. If you’re a member, be sure to drop by and say hello! I need more folks to follow.
For some reason I’ve come back to this again, a merger between owls and cats. I guess I like rethinking this particular combination. It’s an easy blend.
Watercolor and brown india ink on 4 x 6″ Strathmore watercolor paper.
Interested in earlier stages? After the cut!
This is a stream of consciousness ink test (à la this) from a few years back. I had a spare frame lying around, so when I finished it I just slapped it in, hung it up, and forgot about scanning it. Thought I’d do it today, just so this post can have some art.
So! I realized that, though I updated my ‘Upcoming’ section, I never made an official announcement. So here it is: Evan and I have teamed up as Cinnamonopteryx Press, and we’re going to be at Artomatic Frederick. If you happen to be in the area, take a look! It’s in an awesomely decrepit, abandoned 1920s school building. Our space is in the 2nd story lounge, in a massive old bookcase. We’ll have brand new art there, there are literally hundreds of other artist participants (including our friend Devon), and it should be tons of neat all over.
On another note entirely, I’ve been struck by a hankering to participate in 24 Hour Comics Day this year. Looking for other 2011 participants to watch (and possibly commiserate with), as well as past participants so I can look at comics and get all in the mood to do this.
So how ’bout it? Any 24HCD vets or noobs hanging around?
I have some heavy duty
pokémon black playing work to do today, so just dropping this in here. Took some watercolor to that gryphon linework I posted the other day.
Have a good day everyone! And as always, I love hearing what you think (good or bad) in the comments!
Just trying out my new bottle of Dr. Ph Martin’s bombay brown. Y’know, to make sure it’s not a bad batch. :3
I like the direction this one went. Look for a colored version soon.
Is what the orthodontic surgeon told me to do. But since it’s never so hard to take it easy as when you’ve been commanded to do it, well… here are those ink sketches I posted yesterday. But colored.
Now I’m going to go lie down, because the painkillers are making me dizzy and tired. But I’ll probably make more art tomorrow.