Monday, August 30, 2010

WIP Wallpaper

What I have here is a wallpaper gift that I've been working on randomly for the last few weeks. It's for my dear friend David who has helped me with a lot of stuff in the last few months. So as a token of my gratitude I'm painting him this wallpaper for his desktop. I would say I have about a few hours here and there, but this is definitely not the finished piece. It still has a lot of things missing, more lighting, rendering, and a few more fish and corral thrown in but I'm fairly happy with how it's coming. I know a lot of artists and people like to see stages of artwork, so hopefully some of my friends here can help with some constructive criticism of it. Hope you all enjoy it!

And if you're interested in who David is he's known as "thecreativeone" on Youtube and you can find him on Twitter under @DavidDiFranco. Hopefully he enjoys this too, even though it's still a work in progress.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Monster Lips

I've been pulling from myself and my surroundings more lately than my imagination when I start sketching. Hopefully it'll be more interesting for the sketches, and I'm also trying to push myself to do more odd poses and perspectives. Since I've noticed lately I've been sketching things more head on naturally, which doesn't help for practicing.

So today when I woke up and after getting ready, I felt like my lips we're huge cartoon-like lips. Why, I have no idea. I originally was going to take a Dailybooth photo of it but then I thought, why not sketch it and make it even funnier. So here it is. :)

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Sleeping with Wolves

So as I woke up this morning, and as I was trying to figure out what to sketch I ended up remembering that every morning this is usually how I wake up. Both dogs smothering me all over my bed and my hair a mess. I ended up thinking it was hilarious and might make a good sketch exercise, and a funny title. I made this digitally in Painter if anyone is interested. I also have some other sketches from this week that I'll post tomorrow or the next day. But today you get this one! Enjoy!

Also let me know if you can find the little dog, and yes she actually DOES sleep that way. :)

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Daily Sketches = Weekly

So, I've decided since I get caught up in everything so easily I'm still doing the daily sketches. But! I'm just going to update them all in one post weekly. It'll make it easier for me, and I'll still be drawing everyday. It just won't be updated on here everyday, which will also help me from feeling like I'm spamming my own blog. So this is a win, win I think. Hopefully you enjoy these sketches, some I obviously felt off on days, others I felt better. The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly* is what you'll be getting. :)

(*please tell me you all have seen that movie.)

I also realize I'm a little late with this post, I'm sorry. :(

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


This is a quick sketch I did in painter this afternoon, and I decided to mess with the watercolor settings. Nothing too fancy but it's good practice. I'm still going to try this daily sketch thing, I just have to remember and stop getting caught up in other projects. I'll try to kick it into high gear. Let me know if you guys enjoy the quick sketches, I'll also post up longer drawings and paintings too.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

A little old, a little new

I promised some sketches, these were ones of me trying to figure out what I exactly wanted to do with my header, and this is an old WIP (Work in Progress) example I did a while back. To show how I start an image digitally and the different stages of painting. I'm not really into drawing elves much anymore, though it's still nice to look back. I thought you all might find it interesting! Sorry these are later than planned, I've had a lot going on today. All good things though!

Monday, August 2, 2010

New Layout

If you haven't noticed by the large fuchsia bear/tiger hybrid and small bird above, and the new layout and color scheme. Everything around here has changed quite a bit. (this is a theme provided by blogger, though I've tweaked it in some areas.) Hopefully you all enjoy it! I'll be adding some more pages soon, but they are works in progress. They should be up soon though, so no worries for the anxious people. I am currently working on a painting, and will add some sketches tomorrow so keep your eyes peeled for those.

Until then, enjoy the rest of your evening!