Decided to practice my relatively traditional portraiture last night to make sure I keep my hand in the game. So found this awesome photo reference (another fashion photo) and gave it a go. Aside from the bad photo quality - I was pretty pleased with how it came out. I need to scan a version of it, and might update in a couple of days. :)
Tuesday, February 26, 2013
Enjoying practicing anatomy and figure drawing using fashion photography reference. You not only get interesting poses but you also get cool clothing to practice a lot of the time!
This one was an evening sketch that I did after spotting this cool fashion pic on Pinterest. I couldn't find the original image to give credit to it - but you can find the original pic on my Pinterest board.
Hoping to keep up a few more of these - we'll see how things go.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Thursday, February 21, 2013
I love giving artwork away - as much as I have heard that as an artist you have to be careful with how liberally you just give your art away, however I just really enjoy doing it and can't really help myself!
So I'm doing another giveaway over at my Han Drawn Facebook page - giving this little guy away. I drew him the other day as a practice pic. It's A5 sized in colour pencils.
This pic is a little more saturated than the original coz I tweaked it in Photoshop, and I added the texture to the background too, the original is on smooth paper (hehe yay for Photoshop cheats) :)
So if you are keen on winning a little piece of original artwork, come on over to my Facebook page and comment on the pic (that's all it takes to go in the draw) - and maybe even like the page while you are at it! :D
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Well it's been my first week at home not working full time in probably about 10 years. It's been really nice just getting stuck into illustration work. I've hit a few road blocks, but I just keep telling myself one picture at a time, and it doesn't matter if not all of the drawings come out perfect!
(Well for the ones that I'm just doing for myself anyway - it's a different story if it's for paid work!)
So here is a little sketch that I did this afternoon on my 'lunch break' and decided to use as a practice for digital painting.
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Friday, February 8, 2013
Sorry there are actually no mules in this post. Maybe next time. However there are a few animals. I've been able to work on some small illustration jobs for a really cool organisation called Kids Music Company - which has been lots of fun!
Here are some of the little illos that I have created for them recently...
And there is an acrobat in there for good measure. I was able to share these with you with the permission of the Kids Music Company - these drawings are theirs now (thus the watermarks). Check out their website for more info!