Friday, May 27, 2016

A Month of Fresh Figure Drawings (D)

Lately I've been participating in a self-imposed #figuredrawingFriday and have really been looking forward to ending each week with some (hopefully) quick gesture drawings from reference.  It's been fun to look up unknowing models and try to find different kinds of people and poses.  Here's the inaugural set:
22 April
 And here they are for the rest of the first month.
29 April 2016
6 May 2016
13 May 2016
Something different to commemorate J's birthday
27 May 2016

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Adventurer (D)

This guy was born many years ago out of a need to feel like I could still design original characters.
2007
Then it was time to paint him.  True story:  I never once in all these years pictured him as a redhead until the very day I painted this.
2016

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

A Trio of Hairsprayers (D)

Songs that come up on my shuffle sometimes inspire me to post older art which then inspires me to paint it five years later. Amber has had a makeover.
2011
2016

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Saturday, May 14, 2016

Commission: Matt and Helen (D)

Rush commission this week! It glows.
Matt and Helen
And here's a glimpse at the old process.  I like a good WIP.

Monday, May 9, 2016

MerMay Kick-... erm... Flip-Off? (D & J)

That just doesn't sound right.  And I guess mermaids do kick...  But oh well.  Apparently #MerMay is a thing (and also #MermaidMonday?), so J and I did a few mermaid Sunday Sketches last week to celebrate.  It was fun!  Here are mine:
And now, back from a little hiatus, I'm happy to welcome back J, who had this to say: "er mer gersh merberbers".
And look at that, they're (respectively) in pen and pencil!

Friday, April 29, 2016

Hipsters Aplenty (D)

Just a quick doodle of a jolly li'l hipster I saw leaving my work building last week. I'm not 100% sure he had glasses (but the drawing looked incomplete without them) and I don't actually remember the stripey socks (but they really seemed just the thing).

And, just for fun and because I've been listening to Christmas music for the last couple days, here's one with a small addition:
And now I realize that I've never posted the other seen-in-real-life hipster arts I did, so I now present May 2014:
... and April 2013.
They seem to bloom especially in the spring.  They also all seem to wear skinny and way too short pants.