Saturday, March 31, 2012

Day 48

Just getting back into the swing of things.  I'm starting a new schedule on Monday, but for now I'm just trying to get back into the habit of studying every day.  

Also,  a montage of recent doodles and wips.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Some album art work

These are the 2 larger illustrations from the album art I've been working on the last week or two.  They wanted a very specific illustration style that I've done in the past - so here it is.  I've been trying to get away from the comic book style but it's still fun to do from time to time.  These panels are for the booklet.  

Also put up some process images.  I do all of my sketching and "inking" on this type of work in Manga Studio.  I hadn't used that program in a few months before doing these.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Day 47

Not sure when I did this exactly.  I'll say it was late last week maybe(?).

I also tried using my tablet to do some still life drawings/paintings outside with very little success.  It's hard to see the screen in daylight and hard to see my subjects at night.

I had to extend my Deathline break to get one massive job off my plate, which is now basically out of the way.  Time to move forward.  I'll be entering the current Bloodports Challenge and resuming my daily studies.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Day 44-46

You win some and you lose some.  A couple of losses from the weekend and today.

I have some client stuff I may be able to post up soon so that's a positive.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Monday, March 12, 2012

Day 39

I had to put the Deathline task of at least one study per day aside for a few days to catch up on client work  and deal with another looming situation as well.

So I'm settling into a new routine which involves tighter restrictions on study time so I don't get too carried away.  Which also leaves enough time to actually APPLY the study for a change - be it in redrawing the study from scratch from memory, immediately after finishing it, or just using something specific from the study immediately after in a sketch, personal piece, or client work.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Day 33

Kept it lo res from the start so over zooming and over detailing wasn't an option.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Day 31 & 32

Ah such a crazy couple of days.  I received the tablet/slate PC I purchased on Ebay yesterday and spent most of the day fiddling with it and installing software and drivers.  I also had one of my last band practices before we go on indefinite hiatus after our next show.  Not to get too far into it, but not having the band in my life has cleared a lot of mental space for work and growing as an artist.   Anyway, I had a study for yesterday and today each but I lost the second one when Windows started installing updates automatically.  Still getting used to Windows stuff again, and on a tablet as well.  But I do love that machine and think it was a great investment.

Soooo... yesterday's study:

And my Bridgman hand studies from today: