Archive for September, 2010

September 30, 2010

Outlaw

Working on getting more B&W illustrations in a new portfolio right now, to target work from pen and paper game companies and the like.  This isn’t quite finished yet as I’m looking for critiques on conceptart.org, and there’s supposed to be an accomplice kneeling and shooting at the other side.  Tangentially related to the previous Aborigine and Kangaroo sketches.

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September 29, 2010

Wheeljack

Indoors today, a drawing of one of my collection of Transformers G1 busts, Wheeljack.  I have a soft spot for G1 transformers, so my transformers busts are one of the few things I haven’t let go of in my dwindling toy collection.  G1 only though, I go into convulsions anytime someone mentions the new movies.

September 28, 2010

Aborigine sketches

These sketches are connected to the Kangaroo sketches I posted a few days ago, though I’m not ready to spill the beans on what it all means yet (Mostly because I’m too lazy to go into any sort of detail right now)!

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September 27, 2010

Tok-Yu

Aside from drawing, one of my passions is cooking (and eating!).  A lot of my sketches will thus feature food I’ve either cooked or eaten on the rare occasion that I can think to draw it before putting it in my mouth.  These are some drawings of food we had in Tok-yu restaurant along Pioneer street.  I’ve always liked their food, and their sashimi and sushi selection is quite affordable (big serving of salmon sashimi for 170 pesos, forgot to take a picture of that sketch here).

September 24, 2010

Monk

Indoor sketch this time, of a monk I acquired from my parents’ collection of curios from when we were living in Indonesia and Thailand.  This monk will be featured in future work, as I will often turn to it when I have nothing readily available to draw.  Below are some blind drawings I did as preparation for the sketch.

September 23, 2010

Kangaroo sketches

Preliminary sketches of an image I’ve had in my head for a while.  Won’t reveal it just yet, but I thought I’d share these ‘roo pictures with you guys.  I never knew Kangaroo hind-paws were that long, and ended in such wicked looking claws.

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September 22, 2010

Blind Drawings

Blind Drawing, or contour drawing, is an essential exercise for any artist.  I’ll link here for the explanation on why it’s important, but suffice it to say I’ve been using it to great effect lately.  Sometimes I find myself drawing details like leaves on a tree without ever having to check the paper to see if I’m doing it properly because I’m so confident after having done numerous blind drawings.  These are some earlier blind drawings I did a month ago, of Royal Palm condominium and its environs.

I’ve stopped doing them a little bit because I’m worried that I’m wasting my expensive sketchpad paper (I’ve finished half of my monologue sketchpad in about a month), and I want to buy a cheaper sketchpad to focus purely on drawing exercises.

September 20, 2010

Keyboard Player

A quick sketch of the keyboard player of Arigato Hato.  A lot more difficult that you might expect, given that the place was kind of packed and pretty dark.  Sketched during the Handsome Furs gig at Route 196 back in 082410.  I actually sketched the Handsome Furs as well but they were playing so maniacally that I couldn’t get a good sketch going of them.

September 17, 2010

Mouseketeer

The brave and dashing mouseketeer is ready for anything, willing to risk life and tail for his home.  Whether through his rapier wit or his thundering musket, he multiple weapons at his disposal to vanquish the forest’s foes!

I think I’d started on this piece months ago as a birthday gift to my fiancée.  As happens so often, life intruded upon the best laid plans of mice(ha!) and men, but at least I managed to finish it for our Anniversary.  Of note, this is also the first piece that I’ve made that is specifically large enough to qualify as a print on Deviantart, so if you like it please do me a favor and buy it!

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September 16, 2010

Power Lines

Finally, my first proper sketchbook upload!  This is the first actual page that I drew on in my monologue sketchbook, but I’m not entirely sure that the succeeding sketches will be posted in chronological order.  While that makes the most sense and saves me time from having to think too much about categorizing my drawings, there are images that I will consistently return to, such as these two sketches of power lines.  I suppose it would make sense that when there’s a theme I should post it as such, and when it’s a random sketch I’ll just put the date.

Both of these sketches are of power lines outside of my condo.  We’re not quite ready to have our electricity lines running underground so the entire metropolis (with the exception of certain wealthier residential and commercial areas) is festooned with power lines in an almost haphazard fashion.  The second sketch features foliage surrounding the electrical post.  The juxtaposition between natural and man-made elements is something that’s always fascinated me, and will probably be something that will be a recurring theme in my sketches.