Friday, February 19, 2010

Red Cliff Homage Pic Finished




Started this awhile back after seeing the awesome movie Red Cliff. This is directly inspired by the movie poster but I made my own character and background. I kind of like how it turned out. I would work on it longer, but my wife is telling me it's time to go to sleep. I tried out my new signature for a new decade too.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Figure Drawing Part VII





This was about a 40 minute pose, charcoal pencil. Did some thumbnails before I got started. Learned some great shading tips from Karl Gnass that I will apply to future drawings. Didn't really get them into this one because it came at the end. I did some digital touch ups with this just to give it more of a contrasting value range because the photo (like all the others) is taken in bad lighting with my phone camera and then uploaded to my computer. One thing I really dislike is trying to draw eyes, lips and facial details with a charcoal pencil. No matter how sharp I make my tip I always end up making fat dark lines around the eyes! I'm trying for more then just value splotches, but charcoal line work is frustrating!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Samurai Pic: Updated



I found a little time to go back and work on this pic tonight. Just cleaning up a few things around the face and limbs. I'll come back to this soon.

Figure Drawing Part VI



3 Minute Poses, charcoal pencil, ehh ... wasn't feeling it during this session. Oh well, I'm posting the good, bad, and the ugly to show some improvement eventually.