Thursday, July 27, 2006

Myth

Myth is the name of this character that has been floating around in my sketchbook for year. He soon became the lead in my own personal project; one that I hope to get out one day. I named him Myth because his very being is a refection of all the myth, legends, and fables that I have read over my lifetime. I give more detail on his character when I publish more drawings of him. Until next time.


Tuesday, July 25, 2006

A Handfull Of Sketches

A group of sketches from my sketchbook.




Monday, July 24, 2006

Sasuke fanart, and everything inbetween

Hello again everyone. Well, I guess my summer travel is over and boy am I tired, but happy. Visiting Tokyo Japan, seeing the Redwood forests of northern California, and of course the artist heaven of the San Diego Comic Convention were all delightful. Looking back on the memories of the summer so far, I feel blessed to have such great friends and wonderful experiences.

Anyway for the pic. I did some fanart of Sasuke from the Japanese manga comic Naruto by Masashi Kishimoto. Sasuke is my favorite although there are many likable characters. I did the drawing of Sasuke with wings because in the manga the character says he is an avenging angel. I wanted to show this and give a hint that he is being pulled in two different directions; one side good, the other side evil. The three images show my process, first starting with a rough sketch, then I tweek and clean up the drawing, and finally add ink. On the inking, I used Koh-I-Noor Rapidograph Pens, which is why the inking is cleaner and tighter, with less variation in line weight, than when I use my crow quill pen and nibs. I did the bold black fill with two coats of ink done with a brush. Take Care until next time.



Thursday, July 06, 2006

AnimalDrawing

Ah, a day at the zoo. Well, more like half a dozen haha. But it is a good time. I like to draw animals, and I still need to work on constuction of form, weight, variation of line, and adding a touch of environment. Ah, yes but it is an enjoyable way to spend a day. Well when there are not a great number of people, cause then you can become the attraction haha. People are even funnier animals. hahaha




Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Arabian Nights

Here are a couple of ink I did for a class as we read 1001 Nights. I really liked the characters of the King and Shaharazad in the story. In the inking I tried to show some contrast in the different style of inking. The Kings is more isolated and inked in a bolder manner. While Shaharazad has a more delicate touch and seems to be in motion. I like to ink, but its a challenge to elevate your original sketch, without messing it all up hahaha. I have a greater respect for inkers who do a much better job than I can. But I will keep on pushing.


Saturday, July 01, 2006

backgrounds




These are some backgrounds that I have done over the year. I will admit that I have not done a lot of backgrounds but I would like to do more. Anyway, the black and white inked thumbnail is usually how I begin, when I am searching for just how I want to depict what I imagine. Inked thumbnails are usually the quickest and easiest way to get an Idea out of my head. The red sketch is also done on a small scale to see if the concept is what I really want. The two paintings were done in watercolor, and is the final step.