Steph's Brain Farts (NSFW): 11/17 - Creatures and CTN
Alright, I will make every attempt to keep this as "daily" as possible. I need to sketch more - I realized at the SF Workshop just how rusty I've become since graduating. Blah!
Anyway, my opening doodle was about 10 minutes of sketching, a half hour in Photoshop. One of my ratties has been battling a fierce abcess for the last 2 weeks and this just sort of sputtered onto the page.
I didn't use reference for this one (again... bad me!) and I sketched her with Col-erase pencils and those spiffy pens everyone got at the Japanese stationary store. Those pens are awesome!
See you guys tomorrow... after Blueberry's next visit to the vet. Hopefully.
Last edited by Steph Laberis; November 17th, 2009 at 03:29 PM.
Reason: Updated pics
Thanks for the welcome It awesome to be joining up, since I now have so many names and faces to associate with these sketchbooks.
Saying that my work is cute is probably a fair assessment, what can I say? You guys will probably find that my sketches jump from cute to angsty to cute to depressing to cute. ...and no, I'm not bipolar. Just fickle.
And thanks for the kind words about Blueberry. I just want to get rid of the stress of her illness, for both of our sakes.
Sideshowbob: Thanks much! The pens are called Hi-tech C's and Pilot puts 'em out. I'm going to harrass my friend in SF to pick me up some more, those are like... liquid pencil...
Red_Rook: Danke schoen! Vielen Dank! Aber... hast du ein Kartoffel? Ich moechte kein Pomme Frite, Ich moechte Kartoffel Puree.
Steak: Hey you! Ditto - 'twas awesome to meet you at the workshop too.
I tried my best to kidnap you on the last day, but I guess you had your priorities, huh? Thanks for the coment about my site, too. I'm not working full time for Hasbro anymore, just freelance... so does that mean I'm not a pro anymore? And yes yes, you were right. I wasn't banned... instead I became a part of a living legend on CA. Funny how life works that way sometimes...
OK! Sketches! Here's a handful of my sketches on my "Road to a Raven". I basically revamped one of my favorite characters for the "USA vs the World TD" and looked up some Haida references.
Kinda congested, I know. But I wanted to play with some face and beak designs.
The pretty but confusing sketch. I'm kinda proud of how the lineart looks but I really botched the composition of the head and neck.
Pardon the watermarks, I know no one here would think of stealing art. I figured I'd post the colored version to show the progression and how I tried to let complimentary colors polish the turd of my head and neck issue. I'm TOTALLY open for crits on this, since I am dying to rework this into a portfolio piece.
After a rousing commentary on those Raven sketches (joking guys, joking) I'ma gonna shoot myself in the foot and show you an Illustrator doodle.
...I know this, ahem, "style" of work doesn't fly well here, but the areas I am looking for help with are pretty universal:
I am trying to get more comfortable with Illustrator - I realize that illustrators who are good with vector art are desirable in the freelance world right now, and although vector art isn't my firts choice in media (meaning: I don't think it's much fun) I'd rather have freelance work right now than not.
Any feedback would be swell and yes, this is an off-shoot of Insect Battle.