Saturday, January 12, 2013

Alice in Wonderland cover and more!

It's been way too long since I last posted something. I really need to stop being lazy and start working harder. Even though I haven't been posting, I have at least been practicing in my defense. In any case I wanted to post a few penciled comic boards. For those of you who don't know I'm a big fan of sequential art...especially comics. If I could do that for the rest of my life and make a decent living off of it I'd be happy plain and simple. Definitely would be a dream come true.

Here are two assignments for class. The first is a penciled cover based on the theme of Alic
e in Wonderland. The second is a couple of pages I did that was based on a true event that actually happened in my life. I had a lot of fun doing both. Both were penciled with a lead holder and mechanical pencil with 2H lead. Then I went to photoshop and cleaned them up while darking the levels a bit. Hopefully my drawing and understanding of values gets a lot better. You can see drug test kit's in this site. Because I know I really need to kick up the contrast on both, especially the party scene. I did that one a couple of months ago and now I see what he was talking about (I've also been looking at countless penciled works of professional artists). Anyways, advice is always accepted.

Monday, January 7, 2013

This one was special.

This was an illustration I did of my friend for her upcoming birthday. Took me quite some time to finish because I was really slow with everything. I wanted to try and be as accurate as I could. Especially since I wasn't working from that great of a photo. There are still some things I see in it that I don't like, but I tried my best within the time span. I had to send it to her quickly so that it will arrive around the time of her actual birthday. The tools I used on this one were various forms of charcoal pencil, compressed charcoal, and I did the highlights with a white charcoal pencil.

Saturday, January 5, 2013

More quick sketches and first portrait painting.

Here are some ten minute sketches I did at a workshop today. It was one of the fashion workshops at my school. I usually go to the illustration and fine arts workshops we have, but I wanted to try a workshop on Tuesday nights. Not as great as the illustration and fine arts ones, but it's good enough. Oh and another big reason I went is because all the cute girls at my schools are fashion majors haha.

This painting drove me nuts!!! I'm pretty new to painting and this was my first true portrait using oils. Took me like three weeks and seven or eight workshops just to get it to this level. Yeah I'm slow as heck. Quite frustrating, but I'm anxious to get better!!! I didn't have time to do the details in her jacket and she still looks too tan...almost sun burnt!

Missed Communication.

These three comic pages are another assignment from class. The premise was about a man and a woman having to meet on a street corner. Unfortunately they accidentally meet on opposite ends. The man starts to think he's been stood up. However, little does he know the very same woman he's trying to meet is across the street trying to get his attention. Unfortunately she's unsuccessful and the man leaves believing he's been stood up.

As students we had to do our best to try and illustrate this story. I didn't think I could do it in two pages, so I opted to do it in three. There are some things I don't like...some which are obvious, others more subtle...but I'm trying to get better as fast as I can so I don't have to endure these tough days for too much longer.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Sorry for the absence.

Yeah it's been a while since I posted. I've still be drawing for the most part, but I guess I've gotten kind of lazy at updating this thing. But ever since I moved into the city closer to my college I've been inspired to draw more and that means more updates. Yay. For now here are a couple of sketches I did in my sketchbook. Nothing too special, but I thought I'd post them up here. One I did in blue prisma color which was the first time I used that medium to sketch extensively. It was 40 minute pose and the model was pretty good. The other one was just some random sketches on the bus and subway, but I think I'm going to try to put more and more of my sketchbook stuff on here. See how it works out.

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Been a while.

I don't think I've posted a drawing here since my school semester ended. Here's one though. Just some random girl I found on Facebook that I just had to draw.

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Workshop sketch.

Did this at a workshop. Meh. Not disappointed, but not necessarily pleased. I think I made her head a little too narrow. It's a little more wide than it is long. The individual head study I messed up on from the beginning, but made the most out of it since I can't erase prismacolor. It was relaxing though to just sketch this one and not necessarily worry about time since I had at ton of it. No rush. But I need to work on my faces.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

I love a girl in uniform.

This is just some random drawing I did from photo reference. I wish I could get that 2H lead darker. Hmmm...

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Watch out they spit...

Here is an assignment I did for class. The topic was ancient Egypt. Pretty basic perspective technique here.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Inkwash drawings.

Inkwash drawings on white paper. These were from last semester. I think they were about thirty minutes. Twenty minutes for the drawing and ten minutes for the inkwash technique. Don't feel that great about them, but whatever.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Charcoal penicl portrait.

Portrait that took about four or five hours. B Charcoal pencil. It was really difficult to shift values with a hard charcoal pencil on pure white paper. Wish I had more time on it.
She was a good model. Kept her position really well.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Here's another drawing.

Here's another drawing I did for one of my classes. It's a dual composition piece. I took two photographs of two people and combined them into one picture composition. Took me a few hours to complete.

Figure painting.

A painting I did a couple of weeks back. She was a really good model to work from. Basically this piece consists mainly of various values of Burnt Umber oil paint along with some very subtle transparent colors. I was going to color in the surrounding background and areas, but I liked the way how it already looked. Overall I felt "meh" about this one. I guess it's better than when I first started the year which was my first extensive experience with painting, but...ehhh...still don't like it that much.

Sunday, December 11, 2011

I really need to update more often.

I know a lot of people don't visit my blog, but that shouldn't have anything to do with the amount of updates I provide. I know once my artwork gets better I'll probably have more people looking. Having more stuff on here is also a way to keep myself motivated. So I'll keep trying to update. I don't want to be one of those guys that never updates their blog.

Anyways, here is some stuff I've been working on. I'm taking an advanced perspective class at my school right now. It's really helped simplify a lot of things, since the whole idea behind the class is to put composition first and then plotting second. It's designed to get pieces done quick...although I admit I'm a slow worker still. In any case, here are a few pieces I did with the themes of Samurai, Geisha, and Noah's Ark. All were pencil drawings that I darkened up/cleaned up in Photoshop. Some stuff I'm okay with, but a lot of it I'm a little disappointed with. I think my biggest need is still an improvement of anatomy. I think by knowing everything a lot better in my mind, I won't
have to sketch something out as much and erase...and my drawings won't look overworked, which I hate. Remembering certain things about perspective is a must as well...such as how tall a person is if they're on a certain building compared to the ground or how big a compartment should be if you see a man leaning out a window. Hopefully this is all resolved with repetitive practice.

Friday, November 11, 2011

Just an update on a tone drawing.

Here's just an update on the Jarah Mariano drawing I did on tone better. It's a little better, but I still don't like it that much. The shoulder is still a little messed up. On her left. Could be longer. Bleh, oh well. Perhaps I'll correct it.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Some tone paper drawings.

Hey yeah it's been quite some time since I made a post, but I'm here to share some new stuff. I really need to get this Blogger thing going. Anyways, here are some figure drawings on tone paper with black and white charcoal pencil. The first is a photo of Jarah Mariano, a Victoria Secret model. I still need to do some adjustments with her particularly. I might post the new version up here soon. Anyways, the rest are finished for the most part. There were a couple where our model had to leave and our time was cut short unfortunately. Oh and no Jarah didn't model for my class. That was from a photo. Too bad though.