August 28, 2014

Travel Sketches - Montreal

I didn't end up having tons of sketch time due to wanting to see everything on a recent trip to Quebec...but here are a few themed pages I picked at during the trip.


The first spread was objects around the suite we rented, the second...foods!  A mix of mostly groceries and a few meals out.


The only people sketch session from a cafe/bar that also had a pool room in the back.  The second spread is a spectrum of drinks, plus cookie jar


Our suite's owner had a lot of rudimentary hand crafted tools around the place - I think this is a little weeding or harvesting sickle.  The last page is sweet bugs from an exceptional museum called the 'Insectarium'.  So many photos taken...



August 11, 2014

Monsters in Costume

I've been using a great costume book to spice up some monster designs I had - it's been a lot of fun adding a new dimension to the usual serious or semi-intelligent creates that I draw.

These are going to get worked over on a second pass where I'll produce a few finals of my favorites










July 28, 2014

People sketchesss

Here's a few new ones - all observational, with a few focusing on line economy.  I also drew a couple whom I believe to have been on a first/second date...that felt kind of creepy.





These digital sketches were done in PS - about 40 minutes total trying to stay really loose and play with the style and expression based on several images.  Thanks for looking!


Here are a couple older ones that slipped from posting - some seem to have had more time spent on construction, but a few are pushed far at the same time




July 21, 2014

World Cup Final Onlookers

Instead of watching the final game I found myself across the room from a crowd huddled around the coffee shop TV - prime suspects!




July 11, 2014

New Ink Sketches

Same ol' deal on the small sketchbook with an ink pen and col erase for shading






July 3, 2014

Illustration Update

Dropping off a few various illustrations that I've been working on.  A few wip, some inks etc.


w.i.p. image - composition is receiving tweaks before any final rendering goes down - little cliche but lots to learn from it.  


I revamped one of my portfolio paintings.  
Before:

After:

The goal here was to clarify the focus of the image, up the drama, contrast and detail...I think it's a bit more interesting and tense now as the old composition was quite awkward.


w.i.p. image - I like the colors and themes that are going on, but I'm going to eventually take another stab at the composition/storytelling aspects.

Location sketching from different Vancouver areas




June 2, 2014

People (big surprise!) from May

There are also a few tables in there...cause perspective is important, right!?  (no really, just something I need to practice now and then...draw-through, mirroring etc. from reference)