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.
Working on my figures. Been studying Vilppu recently, so decided to put some of his lessons into practice. Stock photo by Marcus Ranum on Deviant Art.
I recorded this as I drew. 55 minutes. I will probably record an audio track to it in the next few days and post to YouTube.
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.
Reworked my colors over Khoi’s lines in my more comfortable painterly style.
Using a crop of stock photography by mjranum, I did a quick trace over (not recommended method for learning how to draw) so I could focus on rendering the volumes with light and shadow.
Video linked recoding plays back a original recorded speed. Maybe audio commentary coming later if I have time or interest.
Based on the Ten Ton Studio sketch challenge prompt using Ben Templesmith’s cool, morbid character, Wormwood: Gentleman Corpse.
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.
Today is the 15th anniversary of my wife and my first date. What a night it was!
My son gave me today’s prompt, the letter Q. Used it for the big figures in the middle of the page’s line of motion.
Page of digital sketches today.
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.