This week I had the opportunity to visit Buffalo, NY and do some sketching at various places including Niagara Falls. What a great place to do some sketching! Also, obligatory dragon musings…
Did you ever go to a concert or gathering and no matter what was playing or happening, get an amazing creative vibe? Well I had that opportunity this past weekend as I went to a Death Metal concert that was pretty rad. I had a blast sketching and squinting and sketching some more.
But up first this week is a very fast (maybe 10 minutes) sketch from the dentist office. I would have had more time, but my ride was leaving and I did not want to irritate them so had to jet. I purposely tried to be very loose in this sketch as I know that is something that I need to work on when sketching from life. I can always go back later and render the crap out of it! ;P
Next is said Death Metal event. So much fun and supporting my buddy’s band Incontinence – yes you read that right!
Lastly a bit of robuts and dinozillas mixed in with some wacky vehicle designs.
On the digital front, not much has happened as I was pretty busy with other life matters this past week. Some refinement on a lotus tattoo.
This week brings some quick sketching back into the picture, along with a final of the dragon I have been working on. I am not entirely sure that I like the result, but sometimes it is better to just stop working on something and learn what you need to work on and then go from there onto your next piece.
Yes, one of my weaknesses is perspective. Plain and simple – it is evil. This week we have a quartet of things to put up, with the first being an evil perspective demon rearing it’s ugly head:
Next up is a fun little exercise that I decided to do based upon a very well laid out video by a digital artist named Sycra. I will not go into detail about said video, but it really got me thinking about what I should and should not be doing in my art studies.
Basically, I did a two-fold thing here. First I drew a found object that was in front of me, and then I drew the shape again and tweaked it to be imaginitive.
Next up is an update to my son’s dragon idea, of which I did the line art just a few weeks ago:
And finally, even though I have not put enough time into this one, a slight update:
This weeks post brings to the table turtle power! In other words, not a whole lot going on here because it took me a while to do each sketch. One of these days I will get the idea of a sketch in my head instead of making a drawing all the time 😉
Been slowly working on other stuff as well…but instead of posting it here right now, I will wait till there is a bit more significant progress to be made.
This weeks update goes slightly into the past with some roughing in of some more elements from a painting I have been working on for a while now (just getting back to it).
Next up is a quickie from book 3 – life drawing and still life type stuff.
Finally, a redesign sketch of one of my sons dragons that he created (he asked me to do it…honest).