Sunday, March 25, 2007
Years ago I decided to switch to only drawing in ink to force myself to have to commit to every stroke. It was good because it meant that if I started to overwork a drawing I would have to start over again completely from scratch... which usually resulted in a fresher sketch and it forced me to learn from my mistakes. This weekend I found myself with a pencil in hand for the first time in years and started scribbling away. The experience was both very strange and very natural at the same time. I still prefer ink because Pencil is too fragile... its heartbreaking to see a beautiful sketch get smeared away into a vague blob.
Monday, March 19, 2007
Queen's Blade "トモエ" painting
I did a more polished and painterly version but it seemed to lifeless so I added the thick black ink strokes back in. I'm still not sure how I feel about the green in the background. It definitely makes her pop but it adds a sickly color contrast to the painting.
Monday, March 12, 2007
Study for Queen's Blade painting
I really enjoyed the hellboy style queen's blade painting I did last week so I did some studies for a new one this weekend. Hopefully I'll find the time to finish it...