Saturday, August 14, 2010

Face Forward

Time for a little progression test.  You may remember Nephania from way back in May, when I decided to use her as my artistic litmus test.  If you don't remember click her name and go catch up.  So, I still haven't contacted her, and in all honesty I probably won't until I can do an illustration with some resemblance.  Based on todays effort that might be a while yet.  Before I put the image up I should say that this is entirely eyeballed from the original image, and this time I gave myself an hour to lay it out, but not to finish it (Which took more like four).  If this was for anything important (Where it had to be a really good likeness for example) I would cheat, since I'm not good enough to do it any other way yet.  By cheat I mean use a grid to nail the layout, or even trace if it was important enough.  If I did either though I'd be very honest about doing so in this blog - that's kinda the point; to be honest about the work right?  I'll have a muse on "cheating" some other time, but for now let's see the results when I don't:

Friday, August 13, 2010

A Head of the Game

You love those corny post titles don't you?  Here's hoping I'm a head and face master before I run out of idioms involving those words.  Anyway, it's been a while since I posted an practice sheets, which is mostly because I haven't done as much as I should.  I have been drawing heads for the past few weeks though, and for the most part the (relatively) good outweigh the terrible.  These have mostly been slower pieces - I think I can get faster once I know how things hold together and I can nail the proportions more often than not, so right now I'm taking my time (5 to 20 minutes), and making a vague effort to get things more or less right.  OK, let's look at the good stuff first.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Playing at Cards

This is likely going to be a long post, with lots of images. I fully expect this one to chew up all my monthly allowance on uploaded images (because I'm a skinflint and don't pay for space - yet). Remember you can click the images to get a better view, though they still won't be as large as they were drawn. OK, enough waffle, let's get started - I created a card for my Brother's 31st birthday. I created it ages ago, I just couldn't post it until it was in his sweaty little hands.