-edit- new update Sept 8 2005
-edit- small update 10/13/2005
Recently I've had a little more free time away from work and been inspired to get off my lazy ass and actually keep a sketchbook and do more exparamental work in general. I'm happy with my progress but frustrated by my lack of motivation... some days I just get writers block or artists block or whatever and can't render for crap... other days it just flows... these are from those days.
Crits welcome. These are supposed to be exercises so if you want to suggest a direction I might go to improve my work by all means speak up.
The first of three self portraits I did to rip off android... hehe I mean, uh, to mimick the practices of the master artists of the renaissance, yes that's it.
Number 2. All these were done in under six hours, I wanted to flesh it out but keep it quick so I could try a couple different styles before I lost motivation and moved on to some other idea.
Yes I'm making a silly face. I want to study the full range of facial movement as much as I can, both for 3D animation and for 2D sketching I think it holds a lot of merit to try studys where people aren't doing that "I'm sitting here for a portrait" face.
Number 3. Another departure from my usual style.
OK now into my realworld sketchbook... sadely the best part of this page was drawn right up against the spine of the book so it didn't scan well and looks horribly unbalanced and clipped. Oh well.
Hey there's a Zoo nearby my new home, woohoo!
I like the facial expression here, and the pink is highlighter which looks nifty IRL but dull here.
So far nobody I've shown this too looks closely enough to notice the demon's cock is hanging out. Makes it way creepier.
One of the few times I've intentionally distorted proportion and been happy with the result.
Well that's it. Hope you liked 'em, and if not then let the crits fly my friends.