Friday, February 18, 2011

Tudor housing

Another challenge from B... this time it's Tudor cottages.  Seeing as how a) I'm a noob, and b) I never draw actual backgrounds and such, I kind of freaked out a bit.  After getting some refs from Google and the Fable 2 artbook (B suggested looking at that for some more inspiration, because some of the images I found on Google were crazy complex), I got down to srs biz.

First off, the final:

It clearly still needs a lot of work, but I'm pretty chuffed all the same - it's my first house I've ever drawn... ever, really (well, since I got out of high school, anyway).  I fudged the perspective, which is another weakness of mine, but it helped to draw a giant cube that the house would "fit" into - that gave me a bit more guidance than vanishing points that ran straight off the page.

Here's the notes/rough sketches I did when I was looking up images:

See what I mean about crazy? What's up bay windows and whatnot? Q__Q

And my rejected first pass:

The reason I rejected it is because I messed up with placement on the page, and the roof pretty much vanished into the coils of my sketchbook. Woot.  Also, the perspective is a lot more wonky.  Awesome.

Well, back to work for now >_>'

Saturday, February 12, 2011


It's round 3 of Random Assignments with Bryant, and I picked guns this time around.  He pushed me for more details (we wanted to avoid the vagueness of "trees"), so I picked 19th century hand guns :3  So, without further ado...

This is the "final" version - I didn't spend much time on it because I was getting sleepy (was doing laundry at Mom's house, and I actually just got home a short time ago).  I did the values for the wood stock in grayscale, and slapped an overlay layer above it to lay down the colors ('sup, cheater?), but I did the rest of the coloring with a normal hard, round brush.

Next up, the pencils:

I kept the background color when I saved this so it wasn't just a glaring white picture.

My drafts/practice drawings:

'Sup, Zangief?? >_>

And finally, random shit and feet!

I was doing some studies, so I thought I'd just include them on this post.

And now I'm really tired, and I'm having company over tomorrow, and I still need to clean, so I should probably hit the hay.  Good night!

Monday, February 7, 2011

Eff you, trees!

And eff me for being impatient!

I'm going to try and redo the color tomorrow night...see if I can get them to look okay.

In the meantime, I'm going to clean up my Wacom. I just sneezed over it like a moron.

(Curse you, Bryant!)

Thursday, February 3, 2011

And then I drew Batman. The end.

So B at and I are trying to give each other drawing assignments, so we improve our skills instead of play WoW all the time.

So of course he asked me to come up with an assignment when I was in a terrible Halls of Origination group.  Awesome.  The first thing that popped up?



Then I did a first pass... ugh.

Then I did this during my lunch breaks at work (probably 1.5 - 2hrs total):

I'm waiting to see what B comes up with nao~!