Sunday, March 21, 2010

Face Practice

Practicing faces from different angles. Also trying to be stingy with my accents (still too generous, but the lowest right face is a good benchmark).

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

March 15th Page

Recent page from my pocket sketchbook, and also a sketch colored in Photoshop.

Nonref vs Photoset:
Pencil sketch colored in Photoshop:

Thursday, March 11, 2010

More Nonref Doodles

The middle sketch turned out ok, dissatisfied with the rest. Need to do more ref studies for male portraits.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Dead Space 2 Magazine Illustration

Here's an illustration I did for EA's Dead Space 2 (through Opus Artz), appearing in the UK editions of Playstation Magazine (Issue 44) and XBOX World 360 (Issue 87):

Nonref Pencils

Hit and miss, but improving on nonrefs:

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Photoshop Doodles

2 from February:

New year, new blog

It's time I started one of these to keep family & friends updated on what I'm up to.

I recently bought a scanner and now get to share the ups and downs of my sketchbook pages.

I've been trying to practice with using ref more, just anything I find in front of me - dvd covers, newspapers, magazines, the interweb etc. Lately, I've been drawing reffed on one page, and non-reffed on the facing page... hopefully the quality between them will begin to converge. It's got a long way to go.

Nonref vs 500 Days of Summer:

Nonref vs photoset & Steve McCurry:

Nonref vs Hellboy II: