Friday, October 17, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
This was a fun even if a bit quiet. I did a pen drawing, then I put some vellum over it and painted on it. The vellum really changes how acrylic acts. I've continued to use it, like for my "lil joe" jumping over the rock. Vellum can be treated like tracing paper without all the buckling, so I've enjoyed using it on little projects to see color.
Sunday, October 5, 2008
This is my griffen. Usually a griffen has a bird head and a lion body, well thats been done. So I combined a lion with a peacock. This is from my sketch book, but I thought it was a good start. I have some other combination ideas: cheetah/flamingo and goose/tiger. I've already sketched them out, but their not refined just yet.
I feel like mermaids tend to be over done. Don't get me wrong... I enjoy drawing a mermaid every now and agian, but I felt like a crabmaid would be interesting. I had a good time researching different kinds of crabs and crustaceans. I did this in ballpoint pen, much to the chagrin of my illustration teacher. I think I'd like to paint it or maybe do a inkwell version with a nifty background.