Sunday, September 24, 2017

Little Shoppa (D)

"On the 23rd day of the month of September, in an early year of a decade not to long before our own, the human race suddenly encountered a deadly threat to its very existence. And this terrifying enemy surfaced, as such enemies often do, in the seemingly most innocent and unlikely of places..."

Sketch version

Friday, September 22, 2017

Commissions Aplenty (D)

Aaaaand here are some recent commissions from the last few months to round things out.  All very different projects from different sources.
Anniversary preset from Rachel to Jermiah, two great Survivor friends!

A totally different kind of proposal piece.  Her hair went through two extreme color changes (I left off most of the text because it seemed personal, and also... it's in Spanish). 
Cover art for a single written as the theme to a one-woman show in London (commissioned by a friend of Kimberley from the Great British Baking Show, who saw my drawing of her and contacted me... you just never know).

Dancing BFFs via Instagram.
I have a few more to catch up but I'll leave them for next week.  I love the variety of work I've been commissioned to do lately!

Fresh Figure Drawings for August 2017 (D)

I'm also past due to post the latest in Figure Drawing Friday selections.
Ref: @mylesleask (rugby player-turned-fitness model aka superhero, apparently) 
Ref: Commission ref and various via Instagram @golfdigest

Ref: Instagram @thegoodandthechad
Too many dudes.  I'll have to fix that in September.

Disney Un-Disneyed In Color V (D)

I missed last week, but it's all good.  Here's the next trio in the Disney Un-Disneyed In Color series.  I always get excited when I reach this point.
Poor little waif.  At least he doesn't look much like a Hobbit anymore.
I actually have some design issues in hindsight but I decided to leave them be.

All the roses!
Hasta la vista.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Guys' Hair (D)

A couple of semi-related recent arts:

First, a little something I did last week just because 9/11 and #manhairMonday (we're watching this Vietnam War documentary right now so it seems fitting to post). I used to think drawing guys' hair was really boring so I didn't do it very often but modern styles have convinced me it can be interesting. Which style do you like best on this patriotic fellow?
Second, I don't think I've ever drawn my brother-in-law (aka hashtag hair goals) before but when my sister posted this picture of him at the beach I thought someone better.  A lot of my manbun guy drawings end up looking kind of like him so it's funny that when I finally draw him it's with his hair down instead.
Then I wanted to try something simpler and a little more graphic like I had originally envisioned so I did another take:
Sand texture is sandy.
Here's the original sketch.  It's really interesting to me how different his face looked once I added color.
Don't let the stern expression fool you, he's basically the nicest guy ever.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

Disney Un-Disneyed In Color IV (D)

Three literary dudes for the next round a painted Disney Un-Disneyed.  I especially like how Robin Hood turned out.
Merry indeed!

L.A. was short on physical description but I read somewhere that Taran had black hair in the original cover illustrations and I'm totally into that idea. 
Two for one!

The sketches for these can be found here.

Monday, September 11, 2017

I Know You Know (D)

Over the weekend we finished watching Psych.  It wasn't my top favorite ever, but I enjoyed it and then a few Sunday Sketches later I had this.  These character sketches are so hit-and-miss with me, but some of them turned out okay.