Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
This is an art trade I did with Jay over at DeviantArt. She drew my beloved, the late great, Edith the cat and she asked me to draw her Darkwing Duck.
To be completely honest, I've never seen an episode of the show in my life, so after googling some images I came up with this. The orange haired guy was in a few of the thumbnails too, and he looked fun to draw, so I stuck him in there with Darkwing Duck.
Also, here's my inks, drawn with Faber Castell Pitt brush pens.
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
This drawing was inspired by a photo and story I read in my paper over the weekend.
A litter of pigs was born in Swaziland, only one was born crippled. Apparently the farmer was going to destroy him, only he started to notice that the mother pig started to rub her nose on the baby pig's snout with encouragement and picked him up with her mouth when his hind legs gave way, willing him to try to walk again.
Apparently he did manage to finally walk and is now a healthy little pig as well I'm sure a 5 minute celebrity in Swaziland!
Anyway, I'm always a sucker for animal stories & this one was no different. Not overly pleased at the end result of the picture, but hopefully better next time folks!
Saturday, March 20, 2010
Just a little snippet into the creation of one of my characters.
1.I usually doodle while I'm watching tv or I just have fun playing with shapes in my sketchbook until I find something I start to like. I always find my pencil work a bit dull, since my characters are quite blocky and solid and I don't possess the loose lines that I like so much in alot of other artist's work.
2.My favourite process of drawing itself I think. I've always loved to ink and this is where I find that my drawings start to take their first breath. It's always fun for me to find the different lines of weight in my lines and funnily enough I usually find myself holding my breath as I ink!
3.After scanning the inked drawing, it's into Photoshop for a colour. Mixing solid flat colours with a more chalky and subtle shading technique. It's usually given a final dash with a highly imaginative block of solid colour behind it!
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
Alexander Alligator- A door to door businessman who sometimes forgets quite what he's meant to be selling. A friendly, social character, he'd much prefer a cup of hot tea from a customer, rather than sell...well whatever it is he sells.
Bubble Monster- This character loves bubbles, especially blowing them, although he hates it when they pop on his rather protruding horns.
I got the blues bunny- A rather sombre character who can often be found alone strumming on his banjo. Loves wallowing in the blues, and has a prized selection of old LP's as he believes that cd's steal a muscian's soul. Also believes that Britney Spears is the anti-christ.
Bubbles Bunny-Not much is known of Bubbles Bunny, although is rumoured to smell of marshmellow, which hunters roam forests far and wide to catch a sniff of. Is friendly but shy.
Octo-Pus-Poor Octopus is full of acne, although puberty hit him more than a decade ago. Can often be found in his own pool of pus, which isn't a hit with the ladies. Favorite movie is Ferris Buller's Day Off.
Love Thief- A sneaky character who swipes women's hearts whenever he can. He's not about wooing, prefering instead to creep about in the middle of night and snatch lonely hearts. Must be approached with caution.
Here's my inks, all done with brush pens.