Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Most from reference, done over the last week or so.
I bought a neat book recently, containing sketches and preliminary roughs by Frank Frazetta. There's some inspiring material in there, but it's not really suitable for use as straight reference since it's all scribbly and stuff. However, I also ordered another art book today which has tons of old-school pinup paintings by Gil Elvgren. I expect to do a lot of studies from that one, some of which will undoubtedly end up here.
Sat out in the shade one day and drew some 16 pages (tiny A5). Most of it was crap, but I had a random flash of inspiration where I made a bunch of small loose figures with very little definition to them. Some had discernible legs and/or arms, while others were more like a vague draped figure. I didn't really know where I was going with them, but it was fun and some ended up rather dynamic.
The two lingerie-clad women are from a different session with photo reference.
Wednesday, June 10, 2009
Actually I didn't have any intention of uploading this when I started it, but I did - so happy bonus sketch or something. Most of it was nice and relaxed, but I ended up noodling a little bit too much around the chin as I wasn't happy with it. Also the shirt/vest is very confused.
Reference from: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O3Zm6gA1IcI
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
I was going to draw something out of Bridgman again, but couldn't feel the buzz. I fancied a face instead, and did this one without reference or anything. Started with the bridge of the nose. Kind of angled back a bit... I really like it though. The weird lines at the top are parts of another sketch, disregard them.