Friday, February 27, 2009

Alone in the Dark?

A small post today. I've had The Black Cauldron stuck in my head lately so I thought I'd try my hand at drawing Eilonwy. She's traveling through the dungeon of the castle before finding Taran in this sketch.
I'd love to re-do her face, and hand holding the candle. But otherwise I like it ok. I'm starting to remember how to draw... maybe I'll be back to my old chops by the end of the year at this rate.

The usual suspects helped to make this possible. My MacBook with the free version of ArtRage 2 and my Bamboo tablet.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Shhh! You smell something?

I finally got to see what the Metal Gear Solid game for the iPhone will look like, and while it's not exactly what I would have liked to see for the system, it's still Metal Gear Solid. I can't help but want to play it. Even though I wasn't able to play 3 due to my colorblindness (hear that Kojima? I physically couldn't play the game I wanted to love so much) and I don't have a PS3 so I haven't played 4 yet. But as long as this game isn't too expensive I'm looking forward to seeing how this rendition of the franchise 'plays out'.

And in the spirit of things I decided to do a really fast Solid Snake sketch. I think I'll have to do some more SS drawings in the future. And maybe they won't suck.

Again, ArtRage 2 on my MacBook using my Bamboo.


Wednesday, February 25, 2009

When in Rome

Good afternoon everyone. Once again my piece was initially inspired by music, but the inspiration came from a other media.
While listening to the God of War soundtrack I thought it would be fun to do a fan pic of Kratos. But by the time I had gotten around to sketching I decided against it and ended up thinking about Rome instead of focusing on GoW. So I did a very loose battle scene, set in Rome but wasn't specific to either.
Is that Kratos in the foreground? I don't know. Could be. Not gonna say.

Once again, MacBook, ArtRage 2 and my Bamboo tablet.

See ya tomorrow.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Fragile Wishes

And now for something completely different.
Once again music inspired. Mostly.
The Silent Hill 3 soundtrack is full of such vivid imagery that it's nearly impossible to listen to without conjuring up some ideas for sketches. Not all of them work out, as is the case with this one. But I felt compelled to jot it down anyway.
Oddly enough while I was listening to this album my memory drifted off and started pulling out frames from Mulholland Dr. by David Lynch.
I'm pretty sure that's why she's holding the box.
Anyway, it was done on my MacBook using that good ol' free version of ArtRage 2 and my Bamboo tablet.

See ya tomorrow.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Welcome to my nightmare-ish-ness

So, here we are. The drawing for today was inspired (loosely) by the awesomeness that is Alice Cooper. Particularly, his stupendous performance of Welcome to My Nightmare on The Muppet Show.
Once again, because I can't afford the Potoshops, this sketch was done in the free ArtRage 2, on my MacBook with the Bamboo.

The viewing of this video was brought on by a discussion about how Alice is able to take content that would be rediculous to others and make it 100% Pure Win!
One need only to look to the song performed in the film Wayne's World for an example of how this is true.

PS: For those of you who don't remember what that song was, it was called "Feed My Frankenstein". Seriously.

Gouki in my pants?

Another post from the past (last Friday to be precise). I finished the first sketch in 10 minutes, and while I do find it funny (can you guess what comedy music video it's from?) I wasn't all that into the picture. So I decided to draw Gouki (Akuma in the states). I'm probably going to try and make a finished drawing of the Gouki, someday.
Both of these were done on my MacBook using the free version of ArtRage 2. And using my cool Bamboo tablet.
And now, a trip in the way back machine. Actually, not that far back. Really, just a few days ago. This sketch was done on my lunch break, using the free version of ArtRage 2 on my MacBook. I'm wishing that I didn't use the 'marker' function in the bush/tree in the background, but for a 15 minute sketch, meh, whatever.

Friday, February 20, 2009

It's business time

Well, I've put this off long enough. Now that time is a completely scarce commodity in my life (and that I haven't done any drawing, other than making cards for the love of my life) I've decided to try an experiment to see how well I can stick to my guns.

I'm planning a drawing a day (more likely a drawing a work day).

Does this mean I'm going to put out master pieces? Hell no. What it does mean is that I'm going to do at least a sketch a day and get it posted in a (somewhat)prompt manner.

I'm doing this for multiple reasons, but all you need to know is that I'm finally stepping up to the plate and getting back to doing some art. And putting it up on the interwebs to boot.

So, as I have to jet here now. Next week (or this weekend if I get a chance) I'll start posting the drawings I did at the end of this week. I actually like two of them.

Till then, laters.