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Been kinda lazy

Been slacking heavily for the past couple of weeks, but in between doodling stuff that’s just horrifyingly bad, I did do some of the following.. :)  They’re a bit smudged unfortunately, due to my over-zealous pencilling, and having lay in my sketchbook for a while before scanning.

Posted on July 29th, 2008 | No Comments »

Catch-up..

So here’s one of Monday’s drawings… on Tuesday :)  I’m on a mission to prove that Facebook is generally a bad idea if you don’t want someone to pick at it, find your image, and proceed to turn it into something sketchy…

I decided to keep the male-female ratio of photo sketches relatively even; hence my current victims.  Again, a cookie to anyone who spots the likeness ;)  Faces and hands are all about the details, as many will tell you - sometimes not even the details that you actually include…  Spider Jerusalem lives!!

Posted on July 15th, 2008 | 5 Comments »

Downtime

I’ve realised that I need to invest in some larger pencils, given the amount of shading I seem to do :)  On the other hand, I really want to make some of these ideas more “finished”; in painted or animated form.  An hour isn’t really enough to do this, so I’m going to try and do shorter posts for this and work on turning a few into more respectable creations. Â Like Pygmalion for sketches…

As it is, I’m a day behind - here’s one that should have gone up on Friday.  I like the fact that I’ve actually started to act on the simple little “that would be interesting” thoughts that I normally file away with all the best intentions in the world.  If you haven’t heard of Gauntlet, this may not make a lot of sense. Â The style is still too indistinct.. neither cartoon nor realism..

Posted on July 14th, 2008 | 17 Comments »

Mark as Urgent

This one is based on a darkly comic short story written by John Clerkin - it’s an excellent vignette about a disgruntled gardener for a future corporation.  I’m trying to convince him to have a stab at doing a graphic version - the only problem is that the story would almost need to be told in reverse :)

I start out meaning to do a more comic-style, and just keep fiddling with it.  The fore-shortened perspective was to try and make it more claustrophobic, but I don’t think it’s worked out - I think it’s too busy.  Still, that’s an hour :)

Posted on July 9th, 2008 | 1 Comment »

Time is short

Spent much of yesterday fiddling with other non-drawing things (well, if you exclude Flash), but I woke up this morning at about 5:30, flicked up Facebook to notice a few old housemates had changed their profile pics, and started drawing.  A cookie if you can guess who this is… as I’m not sure about the likeness, and I seem to have a constant habit of elongating people’s faces… (hopefully she doesn’t mind this).  The hair should be dark, as this took a bit over an hour…

Posted on July 8th, 2008 | 3 Comments »

A blank…

Which he is drawing.. okay, bad pun.  I’m pretty sure everyone has done something like this sometime, but here’s mine.  Except this person isn’t me, as he’s very obviously got 20/20 vision (for the moment), a natty clean shirt, and hair that looks like it may have seen a cutting blade relatively recently.
Not getting anywhere

Posted on July 5th, 2008 | 2 Comments »

Oh dear.

It seems I’ve slipped into bad fantasy fan-art… :( I’ll blame this one on looking at Diablo III and thinking that I could somehow do something based on that.  It was a hasty sketch, as this style and the time required doesn’t lend itself to completion. *ahem* Based on Diablo possibly...
This is Wednesday’s… Friday’s and a bonus to follow…

Posted on July 3rd, 2008 | 2 Comments »