Thursday, April 12, 2018

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Mr. B (D)

[I really need to get J in here to post all her amazing TGS arts...]

Today's the day!!!
I think he's in there.
Sketch version

Friday, April 6, 2018

Fresh Figure Drawings for March 2018 (D)

Back day! Ref: Instagram @the_fit_therapist

Different sort of back day.  Ref: Instagram @hannahwi19

Ref: A lot of these models start to cross over on various gesture drawing sites

Conceptual gestures at the end of a long week
More of these next month!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Li'l Moana and Flounder (D)

New commission undertaking!  Could turn out to be a fun continuing project.
A look at the process.  I like the sketch best, ha.


The pins have arrived!  I think they turned out pretty great.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Fresh Figure Drawings for February 2018 (D)

Not too many this time, it was a busy month.  Just some fit fellows.
Ref: @rollinsw0llen
Sketchy sketch
Ref: #gymlife (#gymlifebro yielded surprisingly few results) > @fitness_motivation_luxury > various

I liked this one best, and the closeup gave me a chance to add the tattoo.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Happily Ever Two Weeks Later (D)

A couple weeks ago I realized with a pang that in our busyness and wrangling of kids J and I totally forgot to take our traditional Happily Ever After photo at DCA... so I decided to just take care of that the best way I knew how. A little late-night Valentine's Day P.S. as February rolls into March.

And it just so happens that some family went a couple weeks after we did, so this is as close to a personal photograph of the actual time we were there as I could hope for. Thanks, Jack et al.!

Monday, February 26, 2018

From Absaroka (D)

We recently finished watching Longmire and enjoyed it mostly but would probably have rewritten the entire last half hour.  #SundaySketches characters!
Fie on the wireless scanner but yay for Photoshop adjustments.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Learning To Dance (D)

We introduced the kids properly to The Little Mermaid as part of their Disneyland preparation and they were suitably impressed.  I've had this drawing in my head for three weeks at least.

Friday, February 2, 2018

Fresh Figure Drawings for January 2018 (D)

Back to business, here are January's #figuredrawingFriday selections, featuring, what else?
My most popular TGS art on Instagram, and noticed by Zendaya herself!

A couple that were neglected, after a brief Instagram chat interaction with the Strongman actor
Not how I originally envisioned doing this scene, though I did love to try a multi-colored gesture!

Fresh Figure Drawings for December 2017 (D)

Catching up on #figuredrawingFriday posts!  I thought I had already posted these.
Ref: Instagram @mrfip@dtranphysio@akuchmeister@frankowskiii@joel__white and @mic.kul.
Ref:  @diluc's #diegoforce project
More development of the previous because I didn't like how the gestures turned out.

Inspired by a certain movie's release and J's light saber gestures of yore.

No ref (obviously)
The beginning of the obsession

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Like An Anthem In My Heart (D)

I decided to experiment with my first-ever speedpaint for this one.  ~45 minutes, though it could have gone on for ages.

Sunday Sketches verion
That's it for #TGSbyDrew for now!  Itch definitely scratched.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Three Ladies and Mister Carlyle (D)

I really need to get J in here to post some of her Greatest Showman arts, they are really marvelous.  But in the meantime, here's a series of three ladies in fabulous costumes and varying moods, followed by a handsome fellow in a tuxedo.
Never, never!
This Is She! 

Breathtaking View
 I was having so much trouble with this one that I almost gave up completely pretty early on but I'm glad I stuck it out.
Sketch version 2 (version 1 will never see the light of day).  Even relying heavily on ref I find his face very challenging to get right.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Our Hands Our Tied (D)

I hope you're not tired of my TGS arts, because, well, even if you are... I'm not done yet.  This looks... almost exactly how I pictured it in my head.

Monday, January 22, 2018

I Wasn't Born This Morning (D)

I've been working on this for a few days experimenting with a new emulation style for an upcoming commission prospect. Does it happen to remind you of any well-known contemporary movie artist's style? 

I relied pretty heavily on ref but the real test was the painting look and feel (this article was really useful).
Sketch version before color or effects were applied:
 And the other side of The Other Side, because everyone knows this guy is the real star of that scene:

Thursday, January 18, 2018

A Million (D)

The obsession continues.  I really need to get J in here to post hers too, they are amazing!
I enlisted Instagram to help make my work in progress version a little more dynamic and they were really helpful!  For comparison's sake here's the sketch:

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Sunday Sketches (In Color!) -- Dumbo and TQM (D)

We properly introduced the kids to Dumbo this weekend.  So much appeal in this character design and animation, it's just amazing.
 On Instagram @drewgrahamart.