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I never ever finish anything, so I never, ever have anything to post in the finished forum, so I figured I might as well start a sketchbook to pour my inky little heart out in to.
Some old (somewhere around 2000, 2001, I lose track):
watercolour that warped my poor paper beyond salvation...
reffed from a photo of a friend, a speedpaint thingy, PS probably...
painter and PS, mostly what my job at the time ended up feeling like at the end of the day...
Mr. Brillsby, speedy in painter. I don't know what he keeps in that case...
sketching on the Portland buses! (but not the top right boy, that was my ex-boyfriend sitting semi patiently on our couch)
friends of mine, reffed from photos, making very silly faces...
the ex-boyfriend again, but more bleachy, grudgingly still while I sketched him in painter...
Newer things! From the last three months.
I like drawing people from old photographs a great deal. They just don't make humans like that anymore...
See, like these dudes from a magazine, they got nothing on the people above...
Studying muscles is good, if not too immediately gratifying...
I was asked for this specific thing by a friend, I take no blame for it, speedy in painter...
And lastly, my goodness, things from the last three days!
All for the Alice in Wonderland compo on The Poo, you see.
Alice, maybe, photoshop...
Mr. W. Rabbit, definitely, photoshop...
Doodles for various Wonderland denizens...
A possible layout/colour scheme and such...
And some such uncoloured!
I hope that's a good start.
Last edited by mintyfreshdoom; December 1st, 2007 at 02:41 PM.
Thanks Asoir, that is indeed Fat Joe and I shall keep it up.
My mediocre street sketch of, erm, myself, in Portland, suddenly gigantic beside a bus stop, and yet somehow at the same time very squished, like the feet and the head. Alas. Drawn mostly in Pioneer Square, experimenting unsuccessfully with a couple of prismacolor markers I had sitting in my bag.
Life drawing mostly, mostly at the airport on my way back from Portland. I wish Huntsville had some open drawing classes, but I haven't found anything yet.
No models right now, so I draw from photographs. A big book I checked out of the library, The National Portraiture Gallery or something like that. Is fun.
More Alice stuff, the Duchess, the Queen of Hearts, the caterpillar (it's a mattress on a stack of milk crates and cinder blocks that I will eventually make more exaggerated and surrealy mushroom like), and a resketch of Alice that I'm going to develop further in place of the original Alice paint.
I came upon the great idea of turning the garden of living flowers in to a strip club, only to realize that the flowers are in through the looking glass, not wonderland. Alas. I may do it anyway.
Last edited by mintyfreshdoom; December 1st, 2007 at 12:34 PM.
and thanks, Van.
Really nice work, you got some great observation skills.
Two pictures from a very strange and involved dream I had a couple of weeks ago. The stumpy girl's hands were burned off, as if she was made of wood, very Lavinia from Titus Andronicus. The guys are pencil, the girl was a little under an hour in OpenCanvas 1.
Just doodling from my giant files of random photo ref from the internet.
The things that live in my brain, I just don't know.
Sketches on the subway. I'm sure you can pick out which are out of my head, and which are me furitively staring at other passengers.
OC comic strip weirdness! The first was a little under and hour, and I have no idea how long the second one took because I was actually getting dressed up to go out as I was making it. Nearly live autobiographical comics, heh.
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Three short sketches, referenced from the CGSociety 15 Minute Sketchathon Reference thread.
17 minutes and 15 minutes, respectively.
40 minutes for this, there is a saved 15 minute version, but hooboy, no.
A WIP, painting a sketch I'd had laying around for aaaages, finally starting to do something with it.
Last edited by mintyfreshdoom; December 3rd, 2007 at 11:25 AM.
Look upon my atrocious perspective, ye mighty, and despair! ...Superboy silliness, done for the Superboy meme on LiveJournal. Which seems to be staying much smaller than the...
Batgirl meme! I know. They both look like like art school goth/punks. Maybe their alter egos both go to SVA, eh? Yes, that's the answer.
This was an experiment. I'm not a fan of the actress, but I see so many other people try to draw here and not quite capture her likeness. I wondered if there was something inherently difficult about drawing her (no, really, I swear, some people do not lend themselves well to being drawn). I think I did okay, except for the mouth.
Update on the previous WIP. I'm afraid I've stopped working on her for now, so much "must pay rent" work to do, alas.
Last edited by mintyfreshdoom; December 1st, 2007 at 12:52 PM.
Playing around with technique I don't normally use, carving the image out with higher opacity brushes than I usually use. I kind've like working like that.
Warren Ellis asked for female readers of his to submit headers for a column he's doing at Pulse, , he plans to put a new header up with each column and link back to the artist. This is mine, albeit, twice the size that it would appear if he should use it. Texture from the excellent and generous Rob G.
I am decidedly unprolific. I don't draw for myself enough. Just work, work, work, work, arrrrgghhh.
Last edited by mintyfreshdoom; December 1st, 2007 at 12:58 PM.
Wetterschneider: Thanks a lot. Yup, there's just something about features from older eras that seem so much more interesting.
Here are some finished things. I still feel shy and squeamish about posting in Finally Finished, but maybe someday I'll work up the guts again.
And some sketches,
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An hour at a figure drawing group, pencil:
Half an hour, prismacolor black pencil: *EDIT 12/1/07 This picture seems to have been lost to the bowels of the internets and my computer. oh well*
Character speed paint, for a story in my head, photoshop:
self portrait from a few mornings ago, 3 hours, photoshop, who needs sleep anyway, eh? Eh?:
Life drawing, an hour. Her head/face/body were all drawn in one go, and when I went back to lay in shading and more detail, her head position had drastically changed, and I was a lazy bum and didn't fix it right.
20 minutes of very, very silly doodle for a friend who required some help from Jeebus.
Last edited by mintyfreshdoom; December 1st, 2007 at 01:34 PM.
Ah, I forgot about these from the last couple of weeks too.
Roughly almost there character sketches for a very silly Monster Girls In Space webcomic I want to do.
shamefully messing around with the infamous El Coro technique on a 2 minute sketch just for that purpose.
The first comic I've finished since I left school oh so many years ago (aside from those opencanvas scribblings farther up, this is comic proper, inked and everything), and it's only one page and ABOUT why I quite making comics. Oh the lameness, but it's a start.
Last edited by mintyfreshdoom; December 1st, 2007 at 01:26 PM.
I've been freelancing to pay my rent, and this is how I feel about it at this point:
And, a comic style portrait of a friend, he is apparently a Deathrock Superhero. For real.
Additionally, some figure drawing (an hour with an HB pencil), I didn't capture her face well at all, every time I looked at her face she met my eyes and the movement was so horribly distracting that after several failed attempts I just let it be. Arg:
Bonus round! Me taking silly pictures for reference for a piece I want to do.
Crits welcome, of course, please and thank you.
Last edited by mintyfreshdoom; December 1st, 2007 at 01:33 PM.
I have been off, making comics! Which I will not post yet, because they're crap and I'm going to redo them with better inking. Instead, have a bit of fan art for Ross Campbell's The Abandoned, that was mostly as an excuse for me to experiment with Sucking Less at inking.
And something I did for a thread on CGTalk, self portrait as a member of Davey Jone's crew. I must have been freshly press ganged, I'm not terribly crusty yet.
Mmm, chompy teeth. Arr!
I only used a little webcam shot for the face, so the rest of me may not be accurate, I can't actually see my own butt terribly well. You know how these things go.
Two unrelated chubby girls with mohawks. What are the odds?
Last edited by mintyfreshdoom; December 1st, 2007 at 01:38 PM.
great sketchbook you have started here. I'm glad you aren't abandoning it. I'd like to see you toss some more content in this, you have a very interesting style.
My work: [link]
Oh wow, I forgot all about this sketchbook until today. I fixed all the broken pictures and looked at them afresh and started twitching with horror. It's good though, I don't look back on my older stuff and twitch with horror nearly often enough. It's a good motivator.
So here's some stuff from the past year and a half. Roughly oldest to newest, but my brain is sieve-like, so no guarantees.
These are pretty old, but I apparently really like to draw pigs. Peegs!
Life drawing es good. I have so many more pictures from summer 2006 I need to scan. Also, I really need to get back into lifedrawing classes, it did great things for my art and now I'm backsliding. Boo.
Drawing on the subway just isn't the same.
Neither is drawing in bars. Also, dark. Bah.
I like drawing strangers from their myspace photos.
I don't know. Art party work, which always involves Sparks and filthy, filthy girl talk.
My boyfriend asked for a self portrait not long after we got together. This is what happened.
Drawing taxidermied animals at Natural History = win.
Silliness for a friend. How do you know that vampires exist? Well how else to you explain all the dead unicorns?
Everyone is squished and has giant noggins (even after I resized them in photoshop), this is what I get for teaching myself to draw from ElfQuest.
You know who these guys are. I feel slightly dirty about this, I mean, that's the kind of Captain Hook that somewhere, someone is writing filthy fan fiction about.
Show flyer for a friend. Graphic design, not my strong suit.
Tattoo for a friend, the text will be drawn by the artist and say CREEP.
Silliness, bored out of my brains while tutoring a kid, I started drawing shit with his school supplies on index cards. Woo, crayola and sharpie.
Character studies for a comic I'm writing. Most of them belong to a cirkus.