Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Older work: Autumn postcard

Older work: Totally not Kane and Lynch

This is an older piece from simpler times, when people still liked lineart and no-one cared about volume and proper shading.

These two fellows were drawn rather quickly in ink and barely colored at all in Photoshop. Lazy, but effective. Also, drawings like these are when you can just let loose, start with the eyes, draw a random line as a mouth and see where you go from there.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Character: Killer Prom Queen

Done for a community activity over at Theme: "Killer Prom Queen".
Tried to keep it a bit tasteful, no weapons, no blood splatter, no random heads or severed body parts. Though at second glance you might notice the strange necklace and tiara, or the suspiciously pale leather the handbag is made of...

Linework in ink, scanned and colored in Photoshop. Went with an appropriately "dirty" look, watercolor brush, clashing shadow colors, no clear light source. Accentuated the speculars on the face to highlight the "sweaty crazed" look.
I originally intended to change the skin tone later on, but the unrealistic purple sort of grew on me and gives the composition a welcome, schizophrenic note.

Oh, and the period is thought to be the 50s. I actually went through several hairdos, but the classic, massive beehive is still the corniest/best.

Character: Skeleton

Tried to put my anatomy studies to work. My critics have informed me the skeleton is missing the right femur, but I'm just not going to mention it here.


Linework with black marker. All coloring done in Photoshop, using a wet edges brush with a watercolor effect.

Oh yeah, here's my reference image - when you need a model, it can't hurt to look for the best...