Monday, January 25, 2010

Redesign of Crime Noir piece

Redesign of the Crime Noir piece I did last week.  I had a buddy help me with some better photo-reference and that helped a lot.  I mean a lot!  adding the gun helped but I think the body position is 101% improved.  First pic up is the pencils, then the line-art and finally the scan. 

Inked - Crime Noir Piece

I am kind of on the fence with how I feel this one came out.  It says "victim" to me and not "danger".  Any way the crime noir piece is finished and I am waiting to hear what the client says.  I did another version of this that I will post later.  It says "danger" the guy has a gun and looked a lot tougher.

Friday, January 22, 2010



I am doing a job for a guy who is doing a script for a crime-noir webseries.  This is one of my sketches.  All of the black is surprisingly intimidating.  Although the man is supposed to be a detective, he seems more like a zombie.  So I am changing the guy.  Took some reference photos yesterday, hopefully I can make him a bit more...tough?  Yeah tough.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Another set of Star Wars Personal Sketchcards

More sketchcards I did over the weekend.  Trying to make them look as dynamic and cool as I can while working on new methods and effects.
Star Wars Personal Sketchcards
Darth Vader
Mace Windu
Boba Fett
Darth Bane
Darth Vader
Master Yoda

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Weekend of Sketchcard-y Goodness.

I tried to crank out a number of sketchcards this weekend. 
Star Wars Personal Sketchcards :Clone Trooper, Emperor Palpatine, Millennium Falcon, Obi-Wan Kenobi, Farmboy Luke, Kit Fisto.  Trying to get faster, trying to get better, all micron pens.

Sketchcardiness - Jedi Youngling

This was something that I thought you never seen much off is Star Wars sketchcards, a Jedi Young-ling, totally innocent, not knowing that there is a guy named Darth Vader coming to kill him, maybe he has felt the disturbance in The Force, but just doesn't know what it means...poor kid.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Battle of the Darth Sketchcards!

These are two more Copic Marker sketchcards, Darth Vader (episodes 4-6) and Darth Maul (episode 1).  

Clone Trooper Sketchcard

This is a sketchcard of a clonetrooper helmet from the Star Wars prequels.  I used Copic markers, I am still trying to get used to them.  I never have been great with color, but I wanted this to be a bright piece and I think I got that.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Sketchcards... Princess Amidala

Todays sketchcard comes courtesy of SW:TPM (Episode 1).  Princess Amidala in one of her big headdresses.  I like the way it came out generally, it doesn't look like Natalie Portman, but I think it looks good.  there are some issues with the skull size and the eye placement...but overall I think it is alright.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Sketchcard of Princess Leia, from Ep 4.  I found with this one that even the position of the eyebrow, makes or breaks the entire portrait.  I had a real problem with the chin, and I was worried about the eye.  A couple of small tweaks changed the whole picture.  It was not working at all, I moved the eyebrow and reworked the chin and things really came together.  

Monday, January 11, 2010

Here is another Star Wars sketchcard, Obi-Wan Kenobi.   Think this one came out okay.  Again with the Micron Pens.  I did this one while my son was watching the Return of the Jedi for the second time in a day.  :)

Friday, January 8, 2010

Sketchcards Yoda-ness

Sketch card I did this morning, Yoda, using a crosshatch technique.  I haven't done a crosshatch drawing in quite sometime and I really enjoyed it.  Done with Micron Pens and Canson 150lb sketchcards.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

More sketchy-cardy goodness

Star Wars Clone Wars, newest baddie, Cad Bane!  Using Copic Markers.

I am still trying to find a white marker that is heavy and keeps its brightness.  Suggestions??