Friday, August 18, 2017

Fresh Figure Drawings for June/July 2017 (D)

June was a pretty busy with Little Man making his appearance so I only had a few Figure Drawing Fridays for a couple months.
Ref: Instagram @mattyuren

Ref: Instagram @jon_herrmann/@ruben_tomas

Ref: Commission via ArtCorgi
I jumped back in for August, so I'll share those later next month, and now I'm all caught up!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Hip (and Not As) Self Portrait(s) (D)

I was in an artistic slump today and I decided the only thing to do was to draw through it, so I did.  When in doubt, draw a self portrait.
By way of before/after sort of thing, here are a couple attempts at self portraits I did a couple years ago, primarily to use as en email signature (the poses on both are basically a joke).
Take 1

Take 2
I think the newer version is somewhat more flattering.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Good and Blessed (D)

Our thirdborn was blessed last Sunday.
I thought I might or might not get around to doing something more with it but this gave me a chance to adjust some of the angles and proportions that were bothering me.

Sketch version.
Still cute either way!
He is a sweet boy and can rock seersucker.

Friday, August 4, 2017

Fresh Figure Drawings for May 2017 (D)

I'm behind!  Here's May.
I'm actually not a big fan of #mermay but these were fun.

Ref from a piece commissioned by @lizey_with_a_zee for @austinthedancer
Ref: Instagram @giambavenditti 
Ref: Instagram @alexander.grimm, @adriien37fit/@pascalpprl, @markgfit and @ruben_tomas

Monday, July 31, 2017

Happy Hipster Birthday, Hipster Harry (D)

Revisiting last summer's Hipster Harry for his special day. This expression and attitude actually reflect my feelings toward JKR these days pretty accurately.

And now I realize I never actually posted my last Hipster Harry painting inspired by attending the Yule Ball last Christmas, so here it is:

Friday, June 9, 2017

Fresh Figure Drawings for April 2017 (D)

Wups, I'm a little behind.  Here are April's #figuredrawingFriday pieces!

Ref: Instagram @matusv
Ref: Instagram @tcmbeats / @briannaashleychin

Ref: Instagram
Ref: Instagram @janebooke/@cococregan, @alexey_turchenko and @stephen.dcrx/@maxime_quere_photographe
May coming soon.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Mermaid On the ... Run? (D)

For those who don't know, #mermay is also a thing, but I think it's kind of silly and limiting and it gets tiring seeing 90% mermaids swimming across your Instagram feed, but hey, it did give me the push to finally paint this undersea gal I sketched last year (see below).

Bambi (D)

Apparently it was #drawingday and people were supposed to #drawbambi.  Whatever, the movie is certainly a masterpiece but I already have my copy on DVD.  In any case it was fun to channel Frank and Ollie and draw this little guy with the insane amount of appeal.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Checking In, Checking Out (D)

It's been a while since I finished a show and did a montage of character bust sketches, but Bates Motel ending just had that sort of effect on me.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Austen Portraits (D)

Yesterday I did an art, based on a rewatch of not one, but two versions of Sense and Sensibility, and continuing a portrait theme that I started a few years ago.
Sensible and Sensibilitous
Then as I went to post this I realized I've never posted the other two portraits!  Here you go.
Handsome, Clever and Rich

Obstinate, Headstrong Girl

(The original sketches are here, here and here.)

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Fab Four (D)

Only after a special request from my cousin's daughter did I realize that I had never drawn these guys before.
Don't try to assign any particular time based on their hair and/or clothing but you can go ahead and recognize who's who, that would be fine.

Friday, April 14, 2017

Fresh Figure Drawings for March 2017 (D)

This and that this month.
Ref Instagram @figurosity
Ref: Smoochface!
Could have been worse?
Ref; Instagram
Ref: Instagram @clemospace, @elizabethwheeland, @kaden_wright_ and @simplybiancaalexa via @portraitpage

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Trio of Dude Portraits (D)

Lately I've done a few different sorts of digital portraits.
Exploration of a sketch of an original character who may or may not be Sunny Sundown
Based loosely on a cool guy I saw while interpreting at a church meeting
Random inspiration discovered on Instagram
Until next time.

Monday, April 3, 2017

Coloring Contest Results!!!

Today I announced the results of my first-ever coloring contest.  You can read all about it (and find out where to find these artists) on Instagram here.

It was really fun to see my drawing come alive in so many unique and creative ways, and it was reeeeaaally difficult to narrow it down to just a few winners.  Maybe I'll do another one of these one day.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Transformed Lineart -- and COLORING CONTEST announcement!!! (D)

I liked the lineart so much, here it is.

Speaking of which, I am hosting a fun coloring contest!!!  Check out this post on my Instagram account for details and more information.

Friday, March 17, 2017

A Beauty and a Beast (D)

 Please, please be good, movie.
(Sketch from 2000!  Painting from now.)
(Sketch from 2010 on this one.)

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Epic Hair (D)

We watched Tangled Before Ever After last night and I had some story/character issues but it was nice to see it more or less in 2D at last.  Here's some painting practice from today:
And the original sketch from 2010 (!):

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Giselle On the Brain (D)

Once in 2009 I did these sketches after watching Enchanted (do ignore the off-model bits):
Then a few years later I did this working the idea a little more (along with another one here):
And then to round it all out I ended up polishing it up and adding a few more to end up with this.

The idea was all her costumes from the movie in the beautiful style of the animated prologue.  After introducing our kids to parts of the movie (after they've been listening to the soundtrack for a year) these were in my head all weekend and finally escaped.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Fresh Figure Drawings for February 2017 (D)

Now with more fanart!
Twisty torso studies without ref
Ref: Instagram @blackwheller
(You can see the painted version of this one on Instagram @drewgrahamart)
Ref: Richard Madden and Prince Charming

Ref: Newsies

Until next time!

P.S.  Thanks to Figurosity for featuring my artwork this month!