Tuesday, March 30, 2010


I just forgot to post them. Again.I did two value studies last night, since my value use is weak, which makes my color worse, so I'm.. working up to that stuff. This is Rachel Noel Tyrell's lovely face from the Whitechapel Draw Me thread. (And it seems she liked it, yay!) I think I might have to establish doing one of these a day for a while until it becomes second nature. I think I learned a good deal from these two drawings.

This is a photo-referenced drawing of Jaborwhalky, form Whitechapel's "Draw Me" thread. (God she has the best outfits.) It feels like it needs a caption, but I just couldn't come up with one I liked. Any suggestions?

Been doing a lot of Victor sketches on Gaia too. Here are two:

(In which someone's OC defies gravity and most laws of physics, godammit me.)
(In which much flexing occurs.)
People seem to like Vic; or maybe they just enjoy seeing a dude that both looks like a dude, and does not look below the age of twenty, despite being centuries old, hurf durf. Anyhow, much planning going on with Kait over how our story ought to be going. Expect to see some character drawings coming this way soon.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

More Gaia sketchings. Think I have the inks done for the Mook/Roger/Vic space poster from earlier, but I'm gonna wait until I can tweak it later to post.
The tiny legs started as a joke and then just kinda stuck. Strangely endearing.
An OC given the fashion specifications of "neo-victorian with elements of Japanese fashion." I did what I could. Bloomers like that are a feminist invention, so personally I'd ear mark that as part of her personality. This outfit looked a lot better in my head, honestly. :l
More Vic and Beau shenanigans, with my Gaia 'twin' who shares my birthday.
Also no one will stop talking about Pokemon, so then Victor was a pokemon.

Et voila.

Today was a mostly unproductive day.

A sketch of Vic and Bea arriving at Beau's family home (where he is well received by his mother)

And a few images for the ongoing revival drama that's had a mild plague of god-modding.
There was a Kurosawa marathon on the teevee idiot box. It is hard to focus sometimes when you've got amazing cinema in front of you.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Busy busy night of Sketching! Me and Kait ( a Gaia buddy) spent hours talkin' and giggling over what our two characters would do if they met and somehow, somehow possibly became friends.
We are pretty sure this would not be a process without a few, er. Bumps in the road, as it were. C: It was fun aging up Victor and Beau (same guy from a few posts before) is a fun dude to draw. Since he's basically a dick.
Also Kait is quite inspirational when it comes to fleshing out Vic, and gracefully allowing me to gank an idea in regards to prosthetics. Many other things were doodled tonight, mostly of the silly variety, so I won't show them all.
...but I might have to show this one.
Beau and Vic make such pretty ladies.

Monday, March 22, 2010

So today I signed up for Script Frenzy. The goal is to write 100 pages of script in one month, much like NANOWRIMO is meant to produce a novel in one month.

I am a terrible writer. As proof, here is my planning for one of the possible story lines I will use for this project:
Oh lord. I'm so doomed.

Still, considering making it so that there are also 100 page thumbnails with these script pages. So that at the end of April, I could, theoretically just start drawing and crank this thing out.

...this possibly horrible thing.

Whatever. Practice practice practice is good. Now I'm off to read a huge amount of history so that I can add plausibility to my story.

(I'm CrusherVic, by the way, if you're of a mind to work on this too. )

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Right, tried to post this last night but forgot my silly password. SKETCHES. YES I STILL MAKE THEM.

Wound up doing another stream last night to try and get some mental quiet-ude. Started with a big honking pulp-action looking thing. Here's the underdrawing:
Still in-progress; got the inks partly done. I'll post that and the final color later on.
After things died down a bit I fell back on my Gaia standby and headed to the Freebie Forum to draw some OCs. First up is a person with another WW1 veteran character, name of Beau, who seems like an interesting guy. I wound up, completely unintentionally, making him Cary Grant. This makes me wonder if his creator has seen Father Goose.
Cary Grant with Clark Gable ears. Hee. (Those are shoulder holsters, incidentally.) And then since it was only right for old soldiers to get together for a drink, I had to draw this.
In my head they are discussing idiotic officers. And mocking them. Kait (Beau's creator) has dubbed them the "Amputee Alliance", since Beau's missing some fingers and less obviously, part of his leg.
This next one is a werewolf pack leader for someone writing a novel. Which reminds me, I need to get back to them about their first chapter. He's blind in that eye, which I kinda hope is obvious. I have no idea if eye tissue would scar that way; Google turned up no good reference images and I imagine the likelihood of a cutting wound that wouldn't just pop the eye completely might be a little rare. Random wolf-ear implies he's in the process of shifting, thus the black seeping into the green dreads.
And finally to cap the night off, I broke out of my DUDES WITH SCARS mold and tried to go for something delicate and feminine. I'm riffing heavily on the sample posted with the character's explanation, and it was a lovely reference to work from. But goddamn that hair gave me some trouble to emulate.
Right, I'd say that about covers it. Hopefully tomorrow I'll have some honest-to-God paintings done and available for posting here.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

So I'm entirely braindead just now, and I did get a little bit done last night/this morning for the pseudo-RP community I'm in. (aka, Drawhore group.)

These I hammer out in thirty minutes tops, usually more along the lines of ten or fifteen minutes. With the story telling method we use, speed becomes kind of essential, and in a back-and-forth exchange the faster you are the longer you can crank out a narrative.

It certainly doesn't make for masterpieces, but it does force you to sketch the gist of a lot of different things.
Probably not going to post anything else today; I have to spend my time today painting and writing, as I'm behind on my school projects.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Today I was brain dead.


Saturday, March 13, 2010

Today I drew some OCs on Livestream. Some interesting characters and results I rather like.
Random couple that were good coloring practice...
A friend's Wigglytuff gijinka, aka a humanized version of a pokemon. The idea of pink chest hair was ridiculous and appealing.
Aaaand an angry cabbie character named Wally. Apparently he's a Fight Club character. This is a terribly drawn hat. :B But anyhow.

Wooo, productive drawing day.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Not many sketches today, but I just finished streaming the drawing of this. Attempting to use textures a bit. Debatable how well it worked, but I rather like it. And of course I had two beers while finishing it.

Wormwood Gentleman Corpse belongs to Ben Templesmith. If you haven't had a chance to read the comics, you really ought to.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Long day of going "gee what should I draw" with nothing at all coming to mind that wasn't total bollocks. Basically it sucked the aforementioned orbs.

Then I did a quick freebie thread and drew a very little that wasn't wretched.

Both are avatars, Shark Bot and Tuna Yo.

Everything else I drew today can go take a flying leap.


Except this super-fast budgie sketch. Which would take the leap and soar happily away~
Oh gosh, it's been days. ;w; How terrible of me. I SWEAR I've been drawing, I just haven't posted much about it, partly because some of what I drew went up on my Deviant Art. I've been doing Gaia commissions as a form of practice, both art-wise, and frankly, commission-wise. I don't quite have the balls to go out and say "HEY THIS IS WHAT I'M WORTH SO YOU MOOKS SHOULD PAY FOR IT" just yet. Bit hit or miss on hammering through things I get artblocked on.

Anyhow, I think this one was my favorite of commissions drawn. I really do have a lot of fun working in black and white.

Birdie birdie birdie. I've been more and more interested in birds lately.
Nothing much else of a serious nature. Trying a 'theme' commission set up on Gaia, basically doing one face and modding it for different avatars. I've seen things like that on FurAffinity that were quite popular. My own avatar's version made as a sample:
(Vic's in a WW1 uniform and I've made it look a bit like he's in a cloud of gas.) Seem to be doing things a little more complex coloring-wise on the commissions. These are kinda fun and definitely silly.
S'pose I'll close out with another WIP. A mopey Victor shot I've been toying with off and on. The story I'm picturing for him is not a happy one, so chances are good I'll be drawing more like this.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Sneaking in a bit over the mark with a WIP and a hasty sketch. Spent all of last night reading a manga called Dorohedoro that is insane and lovely and just goddamn awesome. (So I got no sleep and was too tired to draw anything decent. @w@;; ) Budgie head guy is a dude I've been vaguely toying with for a while and will continue to polish, and the lizard-head dude is one of the main characters from Dorohedoro. Just trying to get a feel for his facial structure.

...so how 'bout them Oscars? :B

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Drawn for a Drawchan height chart. This is a simple reference of my character Victor. He's a WW1 veteran who evolved from a far less complex steampunk character. Still hashing out his story.

SINCE HE ASKED. Added onto it and made it a turnaround. Also I'm kind of cheating here because boxers weren't invented until 1925. @w@;

Friday, March 5, 2010


This will be a blog to both encourage and catalog my daily sketching. I draw a lot of things that I tend to not post on my art sites, because I don't feel like they're good enough to be part of a 'portfolio.' So to get over and/or compensate for this, I'll be posting one thing every day that I've drawn or, possibly, painted. I would love any and all critique, since the focus of this blog is for me to get better.

Cheating for now with a photo-referenced sketch I drew yesterday, one of my own characters 'cosplaying' as Marv from Sin City. I'll probably post again today with something actually FROM today.
Thank you for reading. C: