Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Moana of Moto Nui -- Now With More Maui! (D)

I saw Moana!  I loved it.  I think I'll like it even better when I see it again.  Anyway, unlike the last few Disney animated movies, I was actually inspired to do some fanart for this one before seeing it:
She's so cute.
And so fierce.
16-year-old me would be shocked that I didn't see it on opening day but he would be pleased at opening day splash-of-color sketches.
 And then of course I did some Sunday Sketches after actually seeing it.
That Maui is tricky.  He took three fails before I was more or less okay with him.
Away away.

(Incidentally, I finally saw Finding Dory on the same day and found it thoroughly, and ironically, totally forgettable.)

UPDATE 6 February 2017:

I did one for Maui too.  Our kids love his song, which has grown on me (though some of the lyrics still seem lazy), and his design has grown on me too (probably helped by doing these studies). The shapes! The tattoos... And a great subject for Manhair Monday, which is interesting because early design sketches show him as bald, surely inspired by The Rock.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Commission Announcement! (D)

Hey everyone! In the continuing spirit of Black Friday (and the anticipatory spirit of Cyber Monday) I'm having a big Christmas special on artwork. From now until the end of the year I am offering half price commissions. That's right, order your own commissioned art in any of these styles (or more!) and get 50% off. Just comment with questions.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Fresh Figure Drawings for October 2016 (D)

Oh wups, I never posted these.

Ref: Instagram @anyonhayat

Ref: Instagram's obviously puny@mauricelaass_official

Quick portrait study based on Glen Keane's Pocahontas (ref here)
Ref: Instagram @cekovich, @manuel.teufl,@william.b.bones, @slavagrebenkin, @jaredandrewhughes, @armandombb,@ramy__jaber and @evg_evdokimov

Halloween study redoing something I did in college...

... showing here.
Not too many ladies this time around.  I'll have to fix that in November.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

A Dot Ham and Others (D)

I'm not the biggest fan but I've had this in my head for months. I didn't mean for it to escape when it's kind of topical but I guess it worked out that way.

[Obviously inspired by the musical but not necessarily meant to be exact portraits of the original cast.]

Friday, November 4, 2016

Owen and Claire (D)

We started watching Jurassic World the other night so I did some quick painting practice. I love this movie so much, maybe even as much as the original. 😲

(Also, this is my second attempt at drawing Chris Pratt and he eludes me every time. Hey Chris, why be you so hard to draw??)

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Inktober 2016 (D)

Yesterday I finished my very first Inktober, which was fun and challenging and I'm glad I don't have to scan anything tonight and I'm probably going to throw out this sometimes leaky pen soon. You can also see these individually posted along with the prompts on my Instagram art gallery @drewgrahamart.
Here's one I especially liked so I painted it: