Throw Back Thursday #4
It's that time of the week everyone! Throw Back Thursday is upon us! This week I am focusing on my love of Marilyn Monroe. She has been a subject for me numerous times in the past.
The three illustrations I am sharing are all from different years and different mediums.
The first is the newest and is from the summer of 2011 and is graphite pencil.
The next is roughly from 2009 and is sharpie. I'm always proud of this one because I did not draw a base pencil sketch, I just started dotting :)
The final is from 2008-2009 and is charcoal.
I hope you enjoy!
Another Process Video :-)
For today's post, I am sharing a process video for one of my more recent finished pieces. I called the Illustration Essence of Flame.
If you haven't figured it out from my work on my Illustrations tab, I LOVE FIRE AND I LOVE WINGS and a lot of times, those two are brought together in my personal work.
This particular image is special to me because it was the first illustration that I had completed after a long period of feeling stagnant and unimaginative. Even while working on it, I had a bit of trouble deciding what I wanted to do with it and how I wanted it to look (You can see ALL of that in the video). That being said, I am pleased with the was she turned out and, tanks to this piece I am feeling a bit more sure of myself every day.
I hope you enjoy. Thank you for your support!
My First Map!
Hey everybody! I have something a bit different to share with you today. I mentioned in a previous post that I play Dungeons and Dragons with my friends. Well, sometime within the next few months, I will be trying my hand at running a game instead of just playing. I have been building my own world and with that, I have decided to draw maps of the continent that the story takes place on.
I HAVE NEVER MADE A MAP BEFORE...
I have been working on it the past few days and, so far I am fairly proud of how it is turning out. All I really have done are big chunks of land but I will eventually have towns, roads, rivers, ect.
This whole experience has been quite enjoyable and I feel like I am learning something new.
The pictures I am posting are of the work I have completed so far as well as the original reference photo that I used for the shape of the continent. I hope you enjoy and feel free to let me know what you think! :)
I DO NOT OWN THE RIGHTS TO THE ORIGINAL MAP IMAGE USED AS REFERENCE. I DO NOT KNOW WHO TO CREDIT AS I FOUND THE IMAGE ON GOOGLE BUT IT IS NOT MY IMAGE AND I AM NOT CLAIMING IT AS MY IMAGE.
Along with my illustrations, I like to dabble in 3D work sometimes. normally that involves polymer clay or making halloween costumes. Today I wanted to highlight one one of the 3D projects that I did for one of my first classes in college. We had to build two sculptures, one that was symmetrical and one that was asymmetrical. I chose to build my projects out of those little cocktail swords. Sadly, I do not have any photos of the 'symmetrical' sculpture (It really was asymmetrical because it was a vertical spiral). I do however have photos of the intended asymmetrical sculpture. I loved this piece and I had it for many years until it fell apart. I hope y'all enjoy. have a great night!
Ducky Horror Picture Show Comic
As promised, I am sharing the Ducky Horror Picture show comic. I posted the character designs yesterday for TBT. If you did not see them go check them out!
I'm going to be honest, I don't really feel like writing a whole heck of a lot right now so I will just let y'all enjoy the images and I will shut up for the night.
Thank you always and forever for your love and support :)
Throw Back Thursday #3
I am really starting to look forward to TBTs :)
While I was visiting my mom this weekend, my dad mentioned a project that I did a while ago in the Sequential Art class I took in college. We had to pick a style and then pick a scene from a movie and recreate the scene in that style. I like ducks and Disney so I chose the style of the Donald Duck characters. The movie I chose was The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
I called the comic Ducky Horror.
TBT#3 is going to be the character concepts for Ducky Horror! I am going to save the comic for tomorrow so tune in :)
I hope you enjoy and get a little bit of giggle out of it.
Cute Lil' Line Work
Good Evening everyone. Thank you so much for those who have continue to come check out my blog and my website. Sadly, I missed posting for the first time yesterday. Oh well, I am not going to let that discourage me! Today I just wanted to share the line work for a cute little Goth girl I have been working on. Granted, the work has been on-and-off for a while, but I just can't seem to get the colors right for her personality. She will get there eventually.
I like to work in this illustration style when I am feeling overwhelmed by other things. These little chubby girls are just too cute for me not to smile while working on them. Anyway, Have a great night and enjoy!
Editorial Illustration Project
Good evening everyone. sorry for the late post. The Fiance and I went to visit my mom for Mothers Day and we just got back home not too long ago. In (late) observance of Mothers Day, I had my mom pick what I would be sharing with you today! What she picked was a project I did in college for my Editorial Illustration class. For now, I am only able to show you one of the images from the set as I have seemed to misplace the whole illustration. Weird, as I could have sworn that I saw it the other day. If I find it, as well as any other sketches for this project, I will post an edit or just make a whole new post. :)
So for this project we had to create a set of spot illustrations with a little bit of text included for each image. I chose to illustration the emotions of my dog at the time. My dog was utterly scared of everything so I decided the drawing him in a Scooby Doo style would be appropriate.
I hope you enjoy!
Today I thought I would share a video with you of the coloring process of a dragon I worked on for my Fiance. I would share the whole sketching process but I can't seem to find a file with that part of the process saved. (I end up making multiple files for some pieces while I am working and, though I try not to, I sometimes mistakenly delete the original ones.)
There isn't much of a story behind the illustration and I actually sketched out two different dragon heads for the whole gift. You can view the line work for both in the Line Work gallery on my 'Illustration' page. I had an extremely difficult time trying to color the other head though so, at least for now, this is the only one that is completely finished..
One thing that I love (and hate) about working digitally is how much I can play with color. While it opens up a world of possibilities for what you can do with an image, it can sometimes give you TOO many options. More times than not, I will spend far too much time tweaking or completely recoloring an image just because "it might look cool". I really am trying to keep myself in check.
I do hope you enjoy the video. I am also including an image of two other different color schemes for the dragon.
Stay safe and healthy!
Throw Back Thursday #2
Hurray for TBT!
Guys, I have so many older drawings that I can share with you. It has been difficult to decide what to share these past two TBTs and I imagine that will continue. What I have decided on today are two of my charcoal still life projects from my first year of college.
I have always enjoyed charcoal because you can get really dirty using it. Yeah, sure you can use blenders and rags but I've always had a bit more fun when I can use my hands.
I haven't worked with charcoal in a while though because I live in a nice apartment and I DO NOT want to get the mess on the carpet or the walls/doors.
I hope you enjoy and continue to tune in for more post and more art!