Thursday, February 27, 2014

Relaxation

Felt like doing a sketchy piece. I need to work loosely more often. I say this to myself repeatedly and I've written the same thing in this blog before, but still, there is something about an unrestrained line or stroke that brings so much more energy to a drawing. This one was inspired by one of my favorite artists, the great Skottie Young, much of my work of late has been inspired by what he does. He can get so much of a story across in a simple sketch. You could stare at it for hours and imagine all that happened before it and all that could happen after. That's why I love his work so much, not to mention the outrageous personality he gives his characters. Anyway, more like this to come hopefully.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Scout's Manual

First piece with Sketchbook Pro. After doing a little research I realized that it was only around 25 bucks. How did I not have this program already? Did a bit of the coloring and adjusting in photoshop because that's what I'm most familiar with. But I am definitely already taking to Sketchbook. This is just a fun scene I did. Nothing in the scout's manual about magic forests. Enter if you dare!

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Ready for Spring

It's that time of year. Got those wintertime blues! I  had previously done my interpretation of mountains during the fall, I thought it was only fitting to do a winter version. 

Monday, February 17, 2014

Forest Creeper

Final version of what I'm calling "Forest Creeper" Its nice to switch up the style every once and a while. There is definitely a story here somewhere. Strange beings walk the forest far removed from human eyes!

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Hogwarts Valentine

A Valentines card I made for my girlfriend. The story of how we met at Hogwarts.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Mischief 15 day Trial

Work in progress
So I thought I would give this new drawing program (for me) a try. Its called Mischief. So far I really love it. Its great for sketching as there are no restrictions as far as canvas size. The pencil tool also feels more true to real pencil than anything in photoshop, which is what I normally use for digital art. I'm not familar with sketchbook or gimp or any of the other drawing programs so this was my first foray into something new. The vector based system is amazing. The canvas is also described as "infinite" which may sound daunting but leads to tons of possibilities. Anyway, glad I decided to give it a try. This is a sketch I began to work up. I plan to finish it in the next couple of days and will post the finished piece when I do.

Monday, February 3, 2014

Phantom Strummer

Haven't posted anything new in a while. January was a transition month for me. Getting back into my routine now and should be putting up more art. This piece is a poster for a friend. I was thinking about opposing forces; solitude vs society, growth vs decay, nature vs civilization!...all that, but mostly I just drew some crows and a nondescript figure playing a stringless guitar.