Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Digital Painting, It's an Apple!

Second time trying a digital painting, still working in gray scale for the time being.

New Stuff.

Well the kids got me sick, had a rough time last week. Didn't do much drawing but I have scanned in everything I worked on the week before and last nights stuff. I really need to figure out how to make my line work more clean and neat.

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Kids are sick...gross!

So I did quite a bit of drawing at work...well at least as much as I could in between phone calls. I then came home and spent a nice evening with my kids and wife. Kids finally fell asleep, my wife and I had just fallen asleep only to be awakened by my son who puked all over himself. Needless to say, I am still up after doing a lot of cleaning. I'll try to get some more drawings posted tomorrow, err I guess it will be later today.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

More Loomis Work

No comment, really frustrated with these heads, especially where the heads are tilted upwards or downwards. Mr. Loomis doesn't really explain how to draw heads in this matter, having to just try and figure it out myself. This has all been done over the last few days. I have also been doing some gesture drawings, but there are too many to scan in tonight. Too tired. 

Sorry some of these are really light, forgot to make the adjustments when I scanned this all in. 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

So Excited

So, I just fully installed my new Wacom Intuos 3 tablet. (Thanks to my father-in-law!) I had been trying to test it out in Photoshop with no luck in getting the pressure sensitivity to work. Found out it was because I had not drivers installed. It's working great now. As a result here is a little doodle I did. I am calling it "The Rock." Hehe

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Still Working

Here's the latest, but not the greatest. Worked on female proportions last night and then on the head figures today during work. I am going to try and work on some stuff tonight, but not sure if I'll get it posted.

Sunday, September 4, 2011


I started reading the book, "Figure Drawing For All It's Worth," by Andrew Loomis. He starts out going through the proportions for both male and females....here's where I am so far. Not my best work. I can't mention how many times I wanted to rip this up and start over. Oh well, practice makes perfect, right????

Friday, September 2, 2011


At work today I was reading the forums I now frequent on a regular basis and found the link to an individual who set out from having no art experience at all to become a professional artist. I went viewed through the individuals work on this web site, conceptart.org. I am amazed at the changes this individual went through. So, if he could do it, I can to. Here is a sketch I did this evening, I spent about an hour on this one. I am going to try and do a simple digital painting now that I have my Wacom Tablet. Thanks to my father-in-law! I am so excited to use this thing. Anyway, enough rambling MOAR ART!!!!!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Overcoming my Fears!

I have heard it said the only way to overcome your fear is by facing it head on. Well, I have always shied away from drawing anything relating to human anatomy, because for one I feel like I am horrible at drawing humans and two for some reason I just fear doing it. As a result I have been trying to draw more human faces and eventually I want to do lots and lots of figure drawing...one thing at a time though. An artist I really admire, has done a huge collection of about 400 users of the art community site, Deviant Art. I have been going through and trying to redraw each of these portraits to improve my own abilities. Here are the results:

Here is another portrait I did, this was done using a stock photo:

From working on these portraits I feel like mouths and lips seem to cause some frustration for me, so the last couple of days I have been drawing just lips....

Let me know what you think. Positive and constructive criticism is always welcome! Enjoy!