Thursday, May 31, 2007

SONG: I WILL.

I'm trying to start a new music-related project here. I typed up a whole explanation, but it just sounded silly. The gist is this: I listen to one song on loop and sketch to it. I may illustrate the lyrics literally or what I see or... whatever.

Okay, that explanation still sounds silly. I like drawing to songs, so I might as well make a project out of it.

First up: Radiohead - I Will.

CEPHALOPOD.

I drew this with a busted charcoal pencil when I was on the plane from Baltimore a few weeks ago. It started as a pretty straightforward sketch, but then I seriously messed up some guy's head. The logical solution was to place a writhing octopus in that spot.



And this one is a lady. She is holding an unidentified something.

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

HELLO, LADIES.

Two really quick drawings I did at the mall when I was tired of shopping. I'm thinking about submitting some Steampunk-inspired designs (like the second drawing) for my school's fashion show next year. I just have to, um, learn how to sew.

I might color these in Photoshop later.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

LESS THAN ACCURATE.

I just did a loose self-portrait to practice with Corel Painter. I'm still getting used to all the features, but it's working out okay, I think.

The portrait's not entirely accurate. For one, I am not a disembodied head.

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

THERE IS NO SENSE.

I busted my Graphire tablet a few months ago, but my grandfather was kind enough to buy me a new tablet... A sexy new 9 x 12 Intuos, in fact. I've been spending all day playing around with the lovely thing.

Here's a doodle I did on the tablet while watching History Channel and listening to Goldfrapp (my version of multi-tasking). No reference, Photoshop, lyrics from Goldfrapp.

Monday, May 14, 2007

GUYS.

Two quick sketches from my sketchbook. Simon Pegg and Lou Taylor Pucci pictures as reference.



Note to self: Fix scanner soon.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

IF: CITRUS.


Sketch for Flickr's Illustration Friday pool. Theme for the week: citrus.

Thursday, May 10, 2007

DON'T FEAR THE REAPER.

Recent piece for Critical Inquiry class, a visual response to Don DeLillo's short story, "Videotape". I said that it was commentary on people's natural lust for death, but, really, it was just an excuse to draw a sexy Grim Reaper.

I had also looked up James Jean's list of materials and experimented with some of them, attempting to figure out his process. It didn't work out perfectly, but at least I found a slightly more enjoyable way of working with acrylics.

BEGINNING.

My last art blog was meant to showcase one sketch a day. That didn't work out so well. Let's try this again, without the pressure of daily updating, okay?