Friday, July 29, 2011

"You Can Draw Anything You Want in the World, But You Always Just Draw Daredevil!"

I just finished a big client job and there's nothing more satisfying to do in celebration than draw whatever I want, however I want. And as my roomie Chad just mentioned, whenever that is the case, I usually just end up drawing Daredevil.


Cuz he's awesome. Duh!

I drew this at work and then coloured over my pencils at home. If there's one thing I learned at art school last year (seriously though, I learned tons of things) it's that textures add so much visual interest, as do gradients, colour theory, and actual brushstrokes, even when painting digitally.

So yeah, that's enough about that. Some SUPER fan art is coming very soon, in unison with an exciting inking breakthrough that has me absolutely giddly. School girl giddy. I cant stop weeping.

So stoked about arts right now.

Is that the pBR talking?


Thursday, July 14, 2011

Because Christopher Gets Bored and Needs Some Stuff to Look At!

One of the many motivations to update my blog (as infrequent as that may be as of late) is keeping my fellow artists entertained with new arts and humorous observations about arts that I'm sure they never bother to read :) If you've never visited Chris Johnston's blog, do so now, because he's got some truly beautiful work and a style all his own. He's a frequent attendee of the Calgary Drink n Draw and reminded me that I hadn't updated in quite some time.

Both of the top pieces are old work that have finally been given the proper colour treatment. And I must say they look far better than before. The Haunted House pic is tearing it up on Tumblr at the moment. Sweet.

Gah, so much to talk about but I really gotta go to bed. We'll talk soon I promise, but for good measure, here is a sketch from Drink n Draw last night. I'm very happy with this spread, and that is clearly the result of observation based drawing, something my teacher's have really been pushing me to do.

I think it's working.