Illustrations, Sketches, and Art Supply Reviews
Playing with different sized screentones here, as well as throwing a “core shadow” in there to help the transition between white and tone on the skin. Wally Wood did that a lot, I’ve been trying to workout how to do it in my own work.
The face is pretty soft, and trying to render the hair with the braids was fun (that’s a challenge I would normally not take, hah).
I’ve been looking into how I can use things like this to influence my work, or even as reference to make new, finished things. Lawd, new finished pieces! I can barely imagine.
Side note, this is the closest I’ve felt to a LiveJournal feel in years. I’ve enjoyed this new website update where I’ve had to “post” everything (also, maybe might help with some SEO too, better than my last site with all the images just on one page, hah).Read More
Another little photo study in my sketchbook that I added screentones to for no reason. Trying to draw some different head shapes and facial features than I have been in my sketchbook (back to the Moleskine for this one too, btw).
This has been the longest I’ve been smoke free since before I started (basically since last November, minus a dalliance or two). It’s still not really out of my head yet, which I wish it was. I think about smoking them on occasion still, but it normally helps when I smell one out any about and how gross it is.
Also, I think about how it can kill you and that stops the thoughts too.Read More
This was done in my LEUCHTTURM1917 Plain Journal mainly with my Pentel Pigment Ink xfp5m brush pen, but I added some Prismacolor Col-Erase color since I barely used any white out. If I mess up and have to use white out you can’t really color it anymore.Read More
It’s time to try something different in the search for the perfect sketchbook. I want one that’s less a finished art piece, and more a combination of doodles and sketches and just playing with the media. More like a true sketchbook, really. My thoughts were if the paper was thinner, and there was more of it for the price, I’d get a little more out of it and be more willing to put whatever on the page. I’ve had a plain Plain Classic Moleskine Journal before a few times, and I kind of got this effect, so I thought I would try out the LEUCHTTURM1917 A5 Plain Journal.
There is a LEUCHTTURM1917 Pen Loop attached, this is sold separately (more on that at the bottom of the review).
It’s got 249 pages, which is 145 more pages than the sketchbook I have been using recently: the Moleskine Art Collection Sketchbook, Large. Assuming you can get each sketchbook for around $22 (that seems about my average at shops) you’re getting an extra sketchbook and a half of room in the LEUCHTTURM1917, right? Well, kinda.
This sketch of Frank turned out really cool too, so I need to post it as well. Also has Deleter Screentones applied for the halftone effect. For sketches I use the little bits and bobs that I’ve already cut out for other illustrations, it’s about the only way I can allow myself to use them for just a sketch.Read More
I only really doodled today. I’ve been having a lot of issues the past few years of finding the perfect sketchbook. I’ll go over it a little more in a post just about sketchbooks (I need to do a LEUCHTTURM1917 Plain Journal overlook and probably a full Moleskine Large Sketchbook), but the gist is that I am very indecisive and flip back and forth a lot looking for the perfect one at the moment. It’s a terrible habbit.
This fella turned out ok. He was on a page full of floating heads. I put some deleter screentone on him because why the fuck not you know?Read More
I added a little screentone to this skethcbook page. It seems weird to even do this, almost as a waste since it’s just a sketch. Didn’t remove the redline either, I’ve been using Col-Erase Carmine Red pencils. Going back to wood feels fun, I don’t even hate it yet.Read More
My scanner is awful for pencil rendering sadly, its mainly only good for inks.Read More
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