Don’t mention my name, and my name shall pass on…

So I looked a bit into some of the “masterwork studies” I see pop up from time to time on Facebook and wherever.  Saw they generally go about an hour, and try to catch as much of the tone and composition as they can in that time frame.

So I looked up some old paintings, chose one of Caravaggios (one of my favourite classical painters) and gave it a try as a warm up last night.  It came out ok for an hours work I guess (maybe a bit more, as somehow my timer screwed up).  Def didn’t finish all of it.  Spent too much time focusing on the left hand side.  A few proportions are off as well, oh well.

I can say though that this would be me.  Show me the damn holes!!

Also got a nice whisky glass and a bottle of scotch from my mom on her return from her England bus tour.  She was nice enough to bring me back a bottle of Glenfidditch 18 year.  However, I should have been more specific on size.  The glass however shall come in handy.

What I find interesting is that she was in the UK and actually Scotland for the referendum.  She was lucky enough to be visiting for something historic, one way or another.  I’m sure her last couple of days would have been more interesting if the Yes vote won.

22.09.14
So not a productive night.  Did some more tone work on this, and keep trying to work on something else I need to do.  But damn, there’s just no feeling in me for it tonight.  I don’t even have any music on.  I feel so drained, I’m blaming work, I’m getting tired of it.  Sadly I really need the money right now and there is nothing else really around here.
I was really hoping that since it was the weekend I would feel a bit more energized.  Oh well I guess.
Blog blargh!
On a plus note I should have my new car on the road this week.  That will be a bit of a relief.

So not a productive night.  Did some more tone work on this, and keep trying to work on something else I need to do.  But damn, there’s just no feeling in me for it tonight.  I don’t even have any music on.  I feel so drained, I’m blaming work, I’m getting tired of it.  Sadly I really need the money right now and there is nothing else really around here.

I was really hoping that since it was the weekend I would feel a bit more energized.  Oh well I guess.

Blog blargh!

On a plus note I should have my new car on the road this week.  That will be a bit of a relief.

21.09.14
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15.09.14
You’re nothing in my world….
Well, fixed the bards face and slapped down a bit of grey to start the fun part off before I go to bed today.

You’re nothing in my world….

Well, fixed the bards face and slapped down a bit of grey to start the fun part off before I go to bed today.

09.09.14
Keep me locked up in your broken mind….
So for this one I’ve decided to do a much cleaner line work than usual.  Just noticed something I could have added but forgot (just right now reading this).  A few things to retouch, but then maybe tomorrow morning after work I’ll start toning.
Holy shit I don’t really have much else to say.  Just a loud night sketching.  Now I’m watching stand up on youtube and thinking of eating something terrible.

Keep me locked up in your broken mind….

So for this one I’ve decided to do a much cleaner line work than usual.  Just noticed something I could have added but forgot (just right now reading this).  A few things to retouch, but then maybe tomorrow morning after work I’ll start toning.

Holy shit I don’t really have much else to say.  Just a loud night sketching.  Now I’m watching stand up on youtube and thinking of eating something terrible.

08.09.14
It’s oh so playful to demonize….
So I had the overpowering nagging urge to start something I’ve had in the back of my head for a while.  About a year ago our DM put us through a small encounter with just the two of us because no one else made it to the table that night.
I feel that it turned out to be a good idea and a fun night for the three of us.  He had our Tiefling Druid and my bard face off in our sleep with a dream witch.  Suffice it to say we won, and there was some nice swag for us at the end.  I also had the fortune of striking the killing blow on the witch…I was pretty happy with myself for that ;)

It’s oh so playful to demonize….

So I had the overpowering nagging urge to start something I’ve had in the back of my head for a while.  About a year ago our DM put us through a small encounter with just the two of us because no one else made it to the table that night.

I feel that it turned out to be a good idea and a fun night for the three of us.  He had our Tiefling Druid and my bard face off in our sleep with a dream witch.  Suffice it to say we won, and there was some nice swag for us at the end.  I also had the fortune of striking the killing blow on the witch…I was pretty happy with myself for that ;)

07.09.14

I won’t give you any money, I always pay…

Well, another painting come and gone, time for another!!

Wish I had more time in a day/week to do everything that comes into my head.  Time to switch genres I think though.  I’ve been in a very sci-fi mindset for the past while, and that is not helping me with my D&D campaign.  Which I wish I could make time to illustrate a lot of things for my players.

Anyway, here’s the process for my Bounty Hunter in a bar.  Lots of changes a long the way for this one.

02.09.14
5
Open the door, I’m gonna make you love me…
Told myself I was finishing at least one thing this weekend.  Mission success.  Now, what to finish next, isn’t that always the question.
This ended up being a lot of fun.  A bit of a hassle and frustration in spots (damn cloak!!!), but fun.  Went a lot further with it than I ever planned.
I suppose I envisioned it as something of a cover image for that comic I was working on a while back (something else to finish).  At a certain point the character starts going through all the dives and bars in the city roughing up people for information.  So many fun little stories I can think of for that.  In fact, I think of it as one of the key reasons he gets hired on for the RPG mission this all came from.  He roughed up someones cousin and instead of being mad, appreciated his direct approach.  At least that’s what I envision.
Well it’s time for a break, something mind numbing and restful for the hands.  I think I’ll keep binging on Cowboy Bebop some more and have a drink. ya…noir cartoon bounty hunters and scotch…how can that go wrong?
process gif to come later.

Open the door, I’m gonna make you love me…

Told myself I was finishing at least one thing this weekend.  Mission success.  Now, what to finish next, isn’t that always the question.

This ended up being a lot of fun.  A bit of a hassle and frustration in spots (damn cloak!!!), but fun.  Went a lot further with it than I ever planned.

I suppose I envisioned it as something of a cover image for that comic I was working on a while back (something else to finish).  At a certain point the character starts going through all the dives and bars in the city roughing up people for information.  So many fun little stories I can think of for that.  In fact, I think of it as one of the key reasons he gets hired on for the RPG mission this all came from.  He roughed up someones cousin and instead of being mad, appreciated his direct approach.  At least that’s what I envision.

Well it’s time for a break, something mind numbing and restful for the hands.  I think I’ll keep binging on Cowboy Bebop some more and have a drink. 

ya…noir cartoon bounty hunters and scotch…how can that go wrong?

process gif to come later.

01.09.14
You don’t own us, you don’t belong…
So whenever I have a hard time getting something working right on my American Girls painting, I find myself coming back to this.  Totally didn’t ever plan on bringing it this far.  But hey, its working, I like it, and I think its looking good. 
Just a little bit more and I’ll happily call it done.
Unfortunately one of my distractions from this is what comes up on twitter/tumblr for whats going on in Ferguson.  Holy hell, I almost can’t read any more it just makes me mad.  I hope it drives every other sane person out there mad as well.
Well, off to bed I guess.

You don’t own us, you don’t belong…

So whenever I have a hard time getting something working right on my American Girls painting, I find myself coming back to this.  Totally didn’t ever plan on bringing it this far.  But hey, its working, I like it, and I think its looking good. 

Just a little bit more and I’ll happily call it done.

Unfortunately one of my distractions from this is what comes up on twitter/tumblr for whats going on in Ferguson.  Holy hell, I almost can’t read any more it just makes me mad.  I hope it drives every other sane person out there mad as well.

Well, off to bed I guess.

19.08.14
http://nudityandnerdery.tumblr.com/post/95059925477/blue-author-breaking-ferguson-store-owner-says
18.08.14