Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Doing the Thing Where I Fail

Switching back to these, because a) I'm painting from home; b) I gotta keep on my toes.

It's become apparent that drawing is the hardest part of this, so I'll just revisit faces once I'm done with hands.

This Happened Last Night

I keep forgetting to upload on time, because I'm so tired.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Friday, November 25, 2011


I've been pretty lazy with drawing hands from imagination during these studies, and I have to say - you learn twice as fast when you draw one hand from imagination for every hand you copy.

Happy Turkey Day

I didn't make it in the two hours. There's a lot more details I could have added.

Breaking my hand routine because of something I'm doing at work. Turns out this is actually a really good exercise. Try doing a hard-surface form with lots of detail using as few brush strokes as you can within two hours. When you get good at that, you can do concept art.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Time to Sleep

A lot of restructuring is coming in my brain, but studies are still in order.

Thursday, November 17, 2011


In order to make the most of the Massive Black Workshop, I'm gonna stop these until next Wednesday. I will also reassess my career priorities, and ask Katie if she's ever planning to post again.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

For the Power and the Glory

You'll have to guess which ones are from life/imagination and which ones are from the book.

Gotta get better at willpower. It's amazing what the human mind can do if you bend it to your will.

Is there anything Hogarth doesn't know about anatomy? What's wrong with this guy?

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Can't Stop Won't Stop

Doing Hogarth studies is pretty much about how many butt shapes you can draw at once without looking back at the book.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Trannies Galore!

So bad at drawing vertical lines... Guess I'm doing the right thing, though, by studying these.

Saturday, November 12, 2011


They're hard to get right. Mostly because of the drawing, I think.

Friday, November 11, 2011

More garth

Not sure why I'm doing these. Should be concepting...

I guess if I even miss one day it's gonna be a lot harder to motivate myself later down the line.

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Oh man, it's been years since I've done these. Mr. Hogarth, it's good to see you again.

I'm doing a lot more of these today, but you get the gist. I'll scan them in later.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Do Not

I learned which brushes and hues to use in metal textures!
 Now I just need to learn perspective...

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Super Kami Guru

Not really sure why this came out as such crap. I think it was because the drawing was more difficult than usual.

Or maybe it's because I was listening to the DBZ abridged episodes while doing it..

Forgive Me

I confess. I only gave an hour to Olaf today. But that's only because I got home at midnight after playing office D&D campaign..

I think it's time to move on...

Sunday, November 6, 2011

I will call you Olaf

I'm gonna keep going with this one because I'm having so much fun. Just ordered my light filters so I'm gonna be doing some REALLY crazy still lives later.

This guy embodies everything I could ever want in a study. Viking metal, long flowing hair, chiseled face and cloth. You only really need to do portrait and hand studies. You can extrapolate the rest of the materials, or get some ref.

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Mount Viking

They're called "hard" surfaces for a reason. Because of the amount of drawing needed to do this, it will be another two-day affair.

For some reason, the values are much darker than they are in the photo, but I'm not sure that's a bad thing. I feel like he still looks realistic, because I can push the contrast on the highlights.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Mirror, Mirror

I had something funny to say, but I forgot. I'm finally doing a personal piece (woah) over this weekend, so I'm jumping into colours. Not old enough for it, but I gotta do it.

My work cintique is doing WONDERS to the colours.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

This is it for now.

I guess Katie resigned from this blog. That's okay, because I'm gonna keep going.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Call 911 Now.

Working on the pose, weight and the terminator values. They're hard. Still crap, but at least it's faster.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

It's tough.

Refined and ruined it. Gonna stay in grayscale land... probably till the end of the month or so. Then I'll bust out my green lightbulb again.

October is Ober

Keeping the tradition of bad puns. I liked the artifacts in this one so I didn't refine it.

I think Katie is transferring herself over to her new computer, so I'm gonna let the fact that she hasn't posted in 3 days slide....