Tuesday, May 29, 2012

random doodle

After stepping away from the tablet for awhile, it's nice to come back.

Monday, May 28, 2012

some cow thumbs.

some cow thumbs.

A habit is formed!

Sorry for the wall of text (that I doubt anyone reads LOL), but I thought I'd share.

It occurred to me the other day I must have built a solid drawing habit.

I've been for the past year or so trying to refine my pencil skills. Every other day I would draw for a little bit, until I got bored and well over the duration of a year I've up that substantially (2-4 hours a day) and tossed in some acrylic and digital painting. What made me realize recently that my habit was pretty well set, is while in the process of making breakfast, I was doodling. I don't recall ever doing this, I usually focus on the breakfast and maybe browse reddit while waiting on the food. 

I've also made drawing a daily thing. Not just during set parts of the day, but throughout the day. 

I crave picking up a pencil or pen sometimes. It's quite an awesome feeling.

Another noteworthy item to mention is my traditional drawing has improved my digital drawing. The tablet was a small fence to jump, but once I got comfortable with the pen and how to utilize the shortcuts, everything fell into place.

Here's a doodle for an upcoming  C.o.W!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

sketch dump!

Been awhile since I've shared my sketches.

I've been setting small goals every week. One of which includes 100 portraits. I try not to spend more than a min or so on each one.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

another portrait attempt

Speed was the main concern. Actually, speed with blending. MUST GET FASTER!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Some creature thumbs for the current C.O.W.

See more here. http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=241355

The Drawing Game

Maybe it's because I'm in the middle of Ender's Game, or maybe it's because my mind has been trying to figure out how to properly digital paint, but I've been starting to think of digital painting as a game.

I think what really hit me was when some random guy said he setups his photoshop shortcuts like how he gamed. How he gamed, sat with me. I should handle this like a game.

Well, I did just that. I setup some nifty shortcuts and let loose. And IT DID HELP. I had these little hotkeys assisting me and I was free to just draw and worry about nothing else. Feels like a small barrier has been jumped. Level  1 complete.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Final touches

Cleaned up some edges. Maybe toss on some detail later.
Added some thumbs so you can see the initial process.

More coloring!

Oh man, http://www.ctrlpaint.com is such an awesome place to learn and refine your digital painting skills. Way worth your time if you have it to spare. :)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

quick sketch of a FB bud

quick 30 min sketch.


Now it's about cleaning it up and maybe tossing a background. Great learning experience from this one.

Best thing about photoshop...

...the layers. Changed the shoulder. added some light reflecting on the shoulder and helmet.