Reclining Female Nude

Another figure drawing I did using Marcus Ranum’s stock photo from Deviant Art. Done in Photoshop CS6 on an Cintiq in about 45 minutes.

I actually did a HD screen capture video of me drawing this and had my mic on so I talked through it as I worked. You can see it on YouTube here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDvvD31ijIc

I still have a long way to go on this figure drawing stuff, but I feel better with each one.

Beta Ray Bill paint over Pham

I had a request from a member of Ten Ton forum to do another video painting over someone’s lines. I selected a Khoi Pham Beta Ray Bill sketch and gave it a quick sketch paint treatment. Video is sped up 4x actual speed since I assume you don’t need too much detail on this sketchy thing.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=046mdAuTUOA

Sketch 2/23 & 2/24

Didn’t post yesterdays, so that’s here, too.

Today, playing around with some stuff from Daarken’s site, www.enliighten.com. He’s done a few videos talking about proportions and 8 heads, so I built a 4×8 grid brush with a rough figure in it to try some stuff. Tossing it in perspective is pretty easy now, but still very stiff. You can see how I did it with the grid, then roughed it freehand. I think I may be useful in keeping proportions more correct, but it will only be part of the rough process and not final, I think. I still like the energy of freehanding.

Daily Sketch Start

Trying to do more sketching so I’m going to post them up as a way of keeping myself accountable. I started yesterday so I’m posting two days worth. These are very quick–usually about 30 seconds per figure. I start with one on the page and then build the others around it to force myself to fit them into the areas that are created by the existing figures. Fun challenge and keeps me interested more than just drawing page after page of whatever pose comes to mind.