Friday, 28 January 2011

Copy of a work by "El Mac", a graffiti artist from Los Angeles. 

A nice bit of colour for a change.

And after playing with the colours of the pictures I took of the drawing, I got this which I think looks better than the original!

B&W doesn't look too bad either. 

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Vaguely Alice in Wonderland-inspired...

Quite proud of this one, because it's my own composition! This picture was requested by Amanda, who is also the 5th follower of this blog!
I was given a photo of an actress for the face, and a description of the concept, then came up with a design sketch for the pose. I used a bunch of reference photos from the internet for different parts -- dress, foreshortening of body, hair, etc, and put them all together for the final drawing you see here. I even changed the face to give the actress a different expression, and it looks pretty believable too I reckon!
I'll set the scene for the drawing: She's sitting in a glade in the woods, surrounded by trees, on grass. But the sky is stormy, dark and grey (perhaps with a touch of lightning), and heavy cold rain is beating down on her face and dress. She's cold and feeling vulnerable. It's getting dark - night maybe.
Cheerful isn't it?

Wednesday, 19 January 2011

The results of today's life drawing. Click on the images to enlarge them. 

Thursday, 13 January 2011

Copy of the cover of "Les Gardiens du Maser 6 - Le Village Perdu" by Massimiliano Frezzato.

Friday, 7 January 2011

Nearly. Did this one too fast.

This is what happens when I observe what I'm drawing properly. Painstakingly slow, but worth it.