Monday, March 23, 2015
Saturday, March 21, 2015
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
I have not seen the Kung Fu Panda movies, except for a few minutes of one of them, and there was an old wise turtle in it. I didn't intend for this to look like that character- I just like drawing turtle and they frequently end up being old turtles. I am told that this looks very much like the one in the KFP movies. Apologies to the artists who worked on those movies.
Monday, March 9, 2015
I've been using the Character Design Randomizer at this link, and it's pretty useful. It gives you some basic character appearance traits and it's really helped me to break out of drawing the same old things all the time. The prompt I used for this sketch was:
Body Type: Medium
Clothing: Risque Dress
Head Type: Female
Weapon/Accessory: Robot Familiar
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
I just finished this Cover Illustration for the Facebook group, Jinxy's Retro Lounge.
Gouache on illustration board with digital text.
Friday, January 23, 2015
Thursday, January 22, 2015
Monday, January 19, 2015
Remember this guy? I posted a sketch of him quite a while ago . Well, he's all painted now. By an overwhelming majority vote on Instagram, he was sorted into Hufflepuff House.
Friday, January 16, 2015
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Tuesday, December 30, 2014
Wow- It's been so long! I'm ashamed to say that I've ignored my blog for over a year. I'll admit the simplicity of just snapping a picture for Instagram rather than scanning it at my computer is primarily the reason I've been so negligent. But with the upcoming new year I resolve to do better. I'd like to start with sharing this small painting I did for my daughter, a huge Harry Potter fan (ok, so are we, her parents). In fact, I've been away from blogging for so long that apparently I didn't even share the initial sketch, which I only decided to paint several months later. I did the sketch in about 15 minutes, with a light grey Prismacolor Marker for the rough drawing and a Pentel brush pen for the black lines. A few months later, as her birthday approached, I thought I decided to flesh it out into a full painting. As you can see it's basically the same but with many subtle changes. Check out the video below to see how I refined the sketch in Photoshop before painting.
Here's the final painting. If you'd like to see a quick progression, showing the Photoshop refinements to the sketch, here's a short progression video.