Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Marcusaurus Day

Nupastel on newsprint. Tried to use "paint strokes". Which I think was successful. However the piece itself I'm not particularly impressed with it anymore. Weird proportional flaws, you know the drill.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Chasmosaurus Day

If there's anything I like more than eskimos it's jets.

A painting of an F-4. Kinda bad jetnatomy. Even when using a photograph. No rockets, missles, bombs, fuel tanks, or even a cannon on this. Luckily the mars airspace is pretty clear of hostiles. Acrylics on watercolour paper.

Monday, February 26, 2007

Minmi Paravertabra Day

The moment, the very moment it becomes easy enough to use a scanner again I will. Until then, we're stuck with crumby photos. Also, if I was more apt to finish things. Even sketches. But I'm liking these few. So, subsist.

Lets see, we've got a minitank. I mean, that's pretty cool. . . I guess.

More from 'real' life drawing. I didn't think tiny mouths were real until today. Like the pursed lips on Alita I thought was a made up stylistic thing. No, they exist. Like the mouth in this drawing is seriously slightly bigger than real life. She'd yawn and it just a tiny square. You learn a lot of stuff from things like this.

An poor f-16 jetnatomy drawing. Olga and Snake made a surprise appearance. Which needs more justice but what are you going to do. Was happy that'd I kept going after that.

Enough for today. I gotta figure out a photographing rig or something. Till next time kiddos.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Feb 25,

Here's pictures from last week. All from life. The painting I think is two hours. The drawings are 15 minutes to an hour respectively.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Feb 20, Stegosaurus Day

Whoa ho ho, guess who forgot their paints today. You're looking at 8.5x11 drawing in col-erase. I didn't have anything else bigger. . . ;_; But it's a charming drawing I'd say.

I've been on internet hiatus, so I haven't been near a computer this weekend. I'm feeling healthier than I did. However; while I have a new exercise routine, I'm burning energy I do not have. Also, I'm not getting enough sleep to support that either. So, the body will sleep when IT wants to. Which is all the time.

And some drawings from church. Some of these look pretty frightening.

I summoned a Tarrasque at the Talent Show though. I totally played the Azumanga Diaoh Shingakki theme on the recorder! While I think I'm clever. . . I'm really not.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Feb 17, Futabasaurus Day

Some Battle Angel Alita copies today. Yukito Kishiro is one of three of what I'd consider the holy trinity of manga. The other two being Otomo Kasuhiro and Shirow Masamune. I've happened upon copies of the Original Alita series so I'm reading it again. Reading it very very slowy, studying the art (as well as the story).

Comics are read fast. They supposed to be. But I know first hand that the artist (especially when they are acting as the single creator) works very long. So this is an attempt to appreciate. So I'm copying to understand. Picking his brain? Maybe a bit of reverse engineering. Now that I know how an artist thinks, I can understand more about a specific process. Which proves beneficial.

Or I just wanted to draw Alita. . .

Here's Yukito's website

Friday, February 16, 2007

Feb 16, Palaeoscincus Day

I=I did this drawing today. They say it has a likeness. I gotta go. . .


Thursday, February 15, 2007

Feb 15, Sauroposeidon Day

I was depressed for a while. Until I ate something and had a nap. Simply being exhausted is the only cause. But I won't let is ruin today. Sauroposeidon is probably the tallest dinosaur ever. I thought about that when I look up into falling snow the night sky.

I painted this crazy head from life. It neeeeds fixing. But I'm going to paint all sorts of stuff over this Painting I mishap.

Till next time.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

February 14, Valumtimes Day, Velocisaurus Day

I feel like I made some new friends today. Probably one of the more meaningful Valumtimes Days I've ever had. Scary, like a clingy, dark, and rich love type that you've only known so few times. Like you're around someone and you feel like they're going to say something really big. Like it just comes out and suprises me. Also, I feel like I'm at the right place at the right time. I just need to be vigilant. To everyone; keep drawing!

Here are some drawings I did from living action. Also a tank. . .because they're cool. mostly from now on I'll post sketches via digital camera. My scanner is way to slow and buggy. Also I'll find a way to light them better. That'll make it a ton easier to post up here.

Also catch the closer to "The Melancholy of Haruhi!" Come on. . . it's got dancing!

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

February 13, Deinonychus Day

Acrylic on illustration board. Refrence used.

She ain't done. I've got a few more hours till this is finished. I've also got the reinforce this illustration board. I bought the crumbiest piece of Crescent board on the planet. It almost curled to touch end to end. It was cool but mostly lame at the same time.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Feburary 12, Plesiosaurus Day

I got in a figure drawing session today. I haven't done and actual figure "drawings" for a while. Usually I'm painting. No light on this model so the form is kinda fudged. But I like it. Foreshortening is like the funnest thing you can do. Measure a lot and you'll get the proportions to snap.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

First blood: Moving Targets

I've posted regiment of sketches from my sketchbook! I should go about introducing myself, but I'll take care of that later. This is exactly what I was afraid of. Even with all my animosity I have towards blogs, blogger, blogs with links to more blogs, and blogs with links to blogs with links to blogs, I've caved and erected a Sketch Blog to end all my prior sketch blogs. However; if things do not run according to plan, this blog will end in a fiery detonation that will fall upon the deaf ears of snow country children. Enough of my whining. In fact the first rule of my blog will be. . .

1. No whining. It's dumb and it wastes time.

75% of the time I'm drawing from memory. Except that doesn't make any sense. Ever since I started drawing on regular ol' 25 lbs. copier paper things are different. It's not really a skechbook. It's like. . . "run around and think I'm the top of cool book". But really, I'm not.

Recently I've become less afraid to draw in public. So while in public, I draw the public. Which for anyone who hasn't done that yet, you must try it! It is very rewarding.

Probably only my second best helicopter. Which isn't going to help us.

It's fun to draw moving targets. It's like the hybrid of memory drawing a referenced drawing. Like on the left here. She was actually bent over in half. But by the time I got the basic shapes in she sat up and scooted back. Luckily I was far enough along that I could make this more finished. I'm not very good at finishing my drawings. I also like the roughness of it. Then you can write retarded stuff around it.

The hardest part about moving target drawing is not the moving subject. But the stuff in the way of the subject. If I'm trying to draw someone across a hallway from me and someone passes in front of my field of vision, a lose where my eyes were. It's like communication was cut.

She was actually holding still pretty well. I'm pretty dang close too. It's very uncommon to be noticed.

This one on the other hand was drawn when the subject was on the other side of a big room. At least 10 yards away. My eyes will scramble information so it's quite difficult. Excellent exercises in simplification.

It has been rumored that I can only draw Eskimos, jets, and guns. I'd dispel these rumors if they were not true.

Lets hope this blog catches on. If not, well, I'll find another way.