Sunday, December 31, 2017

Commission: Drew and Emily (D)

Today I just about finished my end-of-year commissions and it turns out there were quite a few of them this year!  I'm really grateful anytime anyone entrusts such a special gift (and certain amount of expenditure) to my hands, and I always love to hear back that the recipients are pleased.  Here's one I did for Drew and Emily to commemorate their engagement at Walt Disney World (something J and I can certainly relate to!).

I'll post more commission in 2018.  Happy New Year!

Friday, December 29, 2017

Disney Un-Disneyed In Color X (D)

Time to wrap up my year-long Disney Un-Disneyed In Color project.
All the creatures.  Can you name them all?

Are these six a little more recognizable in color? Maybe not.
 Original sketches for those two can be seen here.

And then as a seasonal P.S. I finally gave in to the hankering to do character redesigns from The Nutcracker and The Steadfast Tin Soldier, which I guess are related in a few ways (ballet, winter, military?).

This was a really satisfying project.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Potters In Winter (D)

We're currently obsessed with The Greatest Showman, but until those inevitable arts come along...

Today we went to this Christmas In the Wizarding World pop-up merchandise attraction at the mall and it was pretty cool. This is a sketch from almost ten years ago that I tidied up, added some textures and shadows and highlights and the snow effect I always wished it had and now it looks like I imagined it when I first drew it. Magic indeed.

Original from my first reading of HPatDH in 2008:

Friday, December 15, 2017

Disney Un-Disneyed In Color IX (D)

(Meant to post this yesterday but time's a-wastin', I can't put it off!  Too many things going to do!)

Hey!  Almost done!  Here are a few more Disney Un-Disneyed, this batch three very different types of royalty.
I thought about steering away from blonde but it just seemed to work.

Hair is one of my favorite things to draw soooo.

I intended for this to have basically nothing but white with slightest shades but this works too.
Just a few more to round things out!  See you next time.

Thursday, December 7, 2017


It was someone's special day yesterday! Guess who! No cheating.

Amazingly my first drawing of this guy.

Hint: it's fitting that the @kyle.t.webster brush I used to paint this is called Classic Cartoonist... That may actually be why I picked that one. The sketch also seemed a fitting inclusion.

Friday, December 1, 2017

Fresh Figure Drawings for November 2017 (D)

After a brief hiatus after Inktober (post still pending!), I was glad to get back into #figuredrawingFriday.  You can see all of these including the many dancers referenced on Instagram @drewgrahamart.
Inspired by Ballet West's Carmina Burana

More Carmina Burana

Superhero or supervillain?  You decide.  Ref: Instagram @b.haze.l