Thursday, April 16, 2009

facial sketch #2

Here's sketch #2. Still the same criteria. Tonight, I feel a lot looser than last night. I guess that my improvement. I'm am more satisfied with this one, however, because the shape of the face is one that I use more often than others, I am not. I definitely have to work more on just not structure but also the shadow. Sometimes I focus too much on accuracy in turn it back fires.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

facial sketch - 01

I'm having a new attempt on things while there's some (imaginary) down time from projects.

So the criteria for the next couple of sketches are:
1. Can only work in monochromatic tone (I choose greyscale today)
2. Time Limit: 15 min
3. ONLY the brush tool is allowed to be used and nothing else. Traditionally, I can use pencil or pens, the main point is absolute NO erasing.
4. focus on facial anatomy
5. Lighting has to be shown
6. Reference are NOT allowed to be used

Thursday, April 9, 2009


Well, my freelance is finally done. In this economy I happy that made enough to cover 1 month of bills. Anyway, I had a lot of fun doing this gig. True, that in the beginning, flipping through over 400 images of the little girl can get overwhelming, but in the end it's worth it.

The challenge of this gig: Drawing the animals. The elephant was not hard but the dog was. It's a black Labrador, but the more I try to make it look like the little girl's dog the more it's turning away from the style consistency. Size was also a matter since life size wise, she is shorter than the dog. I had to make sure it'd show the comparison without the overshadowing.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Little Critter's portrait

Here's the portrait of the little critter. Isn't she cute?! Okay so this is done and now there's 3 more and it will be done. Hopefully I'll get to finish it before the weekends. It's so weird because sometimes I look at this and it feels like it's not really my work. Also a little slow with thought process today, I was a bit slow in work. Maybe the cupcake will help.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

A little gift for a sweetie pie

I got a freelance gig, doing 4 illustrations for a little girls birthday. 3 scenic and 1 portrait, all cartoon style. Through this I realized, I am definitely faster with pencil/ink than starting straight digitally. I am going to color digitally but I'm too old school to be starting straight from the comp.

Here are the 2 of the scenic, I still need to work on the elephant.