Another Sketch Card!

I freaking love to draw women.

This is Margot…again (do you remember her from the first time?) I love the pencil sketching technique I used for this one.

The technique I used was simple: draw the structure and rough outline in 2H pencil, then draw the final image on top with my mechanical pencil. I used artist’s tape as a border, but it turns out it doesn’t like to stick too long: it partially tore at the top. At least I know for next time.

If you like, she’s also available as a print for you to purchase! Just check out the “Prints for Sale” at the top.

Also, on deviantART, my journal entry today has links to two posts I discovered that EVERY freelance artist should read. They concern working with clients and going in detail with them (including contracts) and what type of deals to avoid with clients. There’s a LOT more information to them, too. Go check it out!

Oh, and you know how I said I would post thumbnails of my comic, The Messengers, in progress? Erm…I sorta’ lied. I’ll scan those in tomorrow, though, because Fridays are always my free days. :D

A Goddess in a Sundress

I love her.

This is my Goddess character for a short comic I’m scripting out (in my head, so far), called “How a Goddess Creates the World.” I intend on it being wordless (and if possible, without sound effects) AND in color. How I’ll color it, I have not decided yet.

I was inspired to create this comic after I heard THIS song:

Just close your eyes for a minute and listen to it. It’s actually very calming.

I can’t wait to get started on the script. I’ll do that after I add a few more pages to another short story comic I’m scripting right now called “The Messengers”. THAT comic is a post-apocalyptic romp with two girls that are messengers of ancient gods.

Tomorrow I’ll try to post some of the script I’ve got done. So far I have 19 and a half pages thumbnailed out! :D My goal is to get it done by next weekend.

And now I leave you with a very grumpy Bobby. He didn’t want this blog post to end.

Perhaps I should work on making angry faces, too. That doesn’t look quite right.

Facial Expressions, part 1

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I love this character.

His name is Bobby, and I don’t want to talk about his story too much (especially since I’m currently working on his story in rough draft and intend to seriously pitch it to comic companies later). Suffice it to say, he’s a lot of fun to draw and he is a wonderful, 16-year-old ball of teenage emotion.

Not emo-ness. He’s not Harry Potter. Though Bobby certainly has his own problems which I may talk about later.

I know! I should draw him in color next! :D

Got a cold. Recovering soon.

Hello all.

I haven’t updated for a while. That’s because I got sick. I’m getting better, but it’s slow.

In the meantime, listen to this awesome song. I’ve had it on repeat for the past day and a half.

P.S. I know the annotations are annoying. There’s a little button that looks like a speech balloon on the box. Just click it to turn them off.

Make Practice Sketching MORE Fun!

Ok, so since I’m a dork for reading, I was roaming the internet and found a user on conceptart.org, by the name of Seedling (this person has since stopped contributing to the site, BUT) who gives totally-not-lame practices for wannabe concept artists. (Like, oh I don’t know, myself).

One of Seedling’s practices is her first: From Life to Imagination. The goal? First draw something from sight. THEN, draw the same object with a twist. Did you draw a car? Then draw it again in a steampunk design, or underwater, or turn it into a jet airplane, or anything else you want! This applies to objects, people, and landscapes. Draw a pond? Add a sea monster! and so on.

The second practice is called Art Direction: artists are notorious for not being able to work on a team, or to work with someone who wants them to draw the same project ALL OVER AGAIN and they don’t want to do it because it ruins the original artistic idea. This game is a little wordy to explain, but I shall do my best…

First, look at the blurb she wrote. Note that there are 20 directions (like “make it creepy”, “draw it again from a different perspective”, “replace a part of it with an African element”, or other variations).

First, draw something. Anything. Then, either roll a 20 sided dice (known to us illustrious nerds as a D-20) or make slips of paper with the numbers on them and drop them into a hat. Roll the dice/draw a number without looking, and then redraw what you drew following those directions.

I hope you enjoyed this! Now go out and draw! :D