Illustrations, Sketches, and Art Supply Reviews

  • Head Study 2021

    Head Study in Graphite on Legion Stonhenge Paper

    This is from October, but I had access to a proper scanner that can handle the nuance of graphite (I’m looking into getting something new now). There’s a lot right about this, makes me feel like I’m moving in a good direction. Drawing has been fun again for a while. Before, like 2-3 years ago, it was half fun and half pain and awful I think. If you draw better, its more fun. Who knew?

    Drawn on Stonehenge Paper with way too many different pencils, and reference was used.

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  • Rough Guy

    Rough Guy illustration ink brush screentone

    This guy started off as a sketch, and I transferred it to bristol board with a lightbox. Used a Pentel Pigment Ink Brush Pen (Medium) with Deleter screentones, and I think this came out pretty good for it not being a naked lady.

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  • Bottom Biscuits

    Nude Woman illustration ass ink brush screentone

    There is plenty of white out on this bad girl, but that’s life.

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  • Nude in Profile Floating

    Nude Woman floating Illustration ink brush screentone

    This one came together so so fast, it felt really great. Every step I thought I was going to fuck it up, because it was so quick, but it all just kinda worked besides one or two mishaps with inking, which that always happens. I’m finally getting a pretty consistent feel for what is going to be a series of pieces for a show. I’ve never done a series of art before, so this is pretty wild. Similar to comics in how visually it needs to look similar, but different.

    We’ll see how it goes, or who will even take all these tiny little nude craft ladies to show in their space. 9”x12”, but the way, on Strathmore Bristol Smooth 300 with Pentel Pigment Ink Brush Pen and Deleter tone sheet SE-2 (27.5 Lines, 20% Value).

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  • True Stance

    Nude Woman Illustration ink brush screentone

    I’m really happy with how this one turned out. This is another one that I took out of my sketchbook, blew it up, lightbox-ed it, then inked on 9”x12” Strathmore Bristol 300 Smooth with the Pentel Pigment Ink brush pen. The whole process took like 3.5 hours. After practicing pencil rendering these last couple of months, the immediacy of getting something done and to a level of skill I am used to so quickly feels like a warm blanket.

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  • Head Study July 2021

    Head Study graphite drawing

    This tiny lil baby (4.5”x7”) wasn’t effortless, but it came easier than most of my recent pencil rendering. Used a bunch of different pencils (mostly Mitsubishi Uni and Tombow Mono & Mono R’s) on Legion Stonehenge paper.

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  • Nude Floating

    Nude Floating Illustration ink brush screentone

    I’m definitely going to have to get more creative with these names. I sat on this sketch for three weeks (moving sucks), but I finally got some time to transfer and ink this up. No reference on this one besides the hands, though I probably should have.

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  • Nude Contropasto

    Nude Contropasto Illustration ink brush screentone

    Another day off, another sketch turned into an illustration. I scanned this out of my sketchbook, blew it up, and printed it out and transferred it to a 9”x12” Strathmore Smooth Bristol 300 page. Used Deleter Screentone (SE-12) and inked with a Pentel Pigment Brush Pen.

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