Monday, November 1, 2010

Belated Halloween and the Monday Sketch

Hi again. Welcome to November.

Halloween has come and gone. And I ended up missing my posting on Friday. What can I say, it was a crazy busy weekend. And I have a feeling that it won't be letting up until 2010 is over and we've entered 2012.

But either way, I give you my last entry in the Halloween series. I refined the linework on the faces. I wanted to really bring out the eyes of the Vampire mainly. And I realized that his rendering was really light, so I went back and added in more darks.

I also sat down today with the ol' Bamboo tablet and I had a case of artist block. Even my trusty 'use a wallpaper to inspire you' trick kinda backfired on me. I have a Yoshitaka Amano illustration set to my background, but I couldn't bring myself to do another Vampire Hunter D sketch. But I decided to keep the sketch loose, like his sketches. His use of lines is absolutely stunning. All of my illustration instructors at the Art Institute all said to make each line on the page have a purpose, and to avoid 'pencil masturbation' (a habit I haven't really been able to kick) and I honestly can't think of many other artists that have mastered this as well as he has.

Anyway, I hope you all have a great evening and I'll see you back here tomorrow.

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