More sketching of the random things that show up on my Tumblr dash. The whole ‘first three photos’ thing is working out reasonably well and does force me to try some things that I wouldn’t normally think to draw. The Xena from this morning was pretty priceless though… not sure what I’ll find to top that one.
I’m not entirely sure if I’ll be able to keep this up as a daily exercise but it’s at least a good strategy for warm up sketching when I need to get motivated to draw/paint.
Decided to just sketch the first three photos that showed up on my Tumblr dash that weren’t .gifs and it turned out to be a pretty relaxing half hour. I really dig this pencil looking brush in PS… I should try to do this more often.
Speed paint WIP of Handsome Jack from Borderlands. Not really sure what I’m doing with this but it’s fun to work on. Trying to get back in the habit of doing a couple of hours of digital painting every day. Wish me luck.
Painting practice: Jensen Ackles
Photo reference: http://tinypic.com/r/os96oh/6
It’s by no means source accurate but I was eyeballing things so all told it could have been much worse. I had fun with this one… need to find more things to practice on that have interesting lighting like this. I’m mostly just happy to be painting things as of late… I had missed it.
This piece was a lot of fun. Jenna always presents me with such rich concepts to illustrate so it’s always such a pleasure to get to work with her on things. I tried to add a lot of subtle hints of stars (in the eyes, water, etc.) but I’m not sure how well they translated to the print version.
Comm Specialist Samantha Traynor
This has been my “sanity painting” for lack of a better term over the last week while I frantically work to get my cosplay finished for Geek Girl Con/PAX Prime. I sew/glue/paint/etc. until I’m about to snap and then go back to this to zen out. I still have a week to finish up my costume so I’ll have to think of something else to work on to keep me from going crazy. ;)
Quick morning speed paint (~45 minutes?) Used a reference for the landscape that I found here on Tumblr yesterday but I seem to have closed the tab :( Really need to start working on stuff again daily. I miss drawing and painting regularly. Landscapes and backgrounds are obviously not a strong point for me so I need to focus on them more.
Trying to get back into the swing of drawing/digital painting… I’m really rusty :( Need to get back into doing daily studies.
Fan art for the Nerd Appropriate review of Dragon Age: Asunder. I managed to save a couple of WIP versions while I was working on it so I thought I would post the whole process for fun.
Evangeline is easily one of my all time favorite characters from Thedas so I would be thrilled to see her show up in future Dragon Age projects.
Decided to make myself a new Twitter icon in anticipation of Mass Effect 3. I normally play uh… ‘paragade’ I guess you’d call it because I have an unhealthy love of Renegade interrupts so it’s all pulling kittens out of trees and kicking guys out of windows for me. So I guess you could call this a really self indulgent self portrait ;D