Slighty Late Drawlloween!
Hey guys, I did actually draw these #Drawlloween pics on Day 8, but I was having a few technical hitches with the blog and couldn’t log in to post days 8 or 9 at the time, so here they are now.
Today’s subject was “Haunted House” and this is what I came up with.
You can check out my previous entries here.
We’re on Day 6 – Pumpkin!
This one was a little bit different because I had a really clear idea of what I wanted to draw as soon as I saw Pumpkin on the list. I love Jack-O-Lanterns, and I’ve wanted to draw a big-cartoony Pumpkin Poster for a while. This is pretty much as I saw it in my mind. I drew it in Manga Studio, coloured using the basic fill in pen and then shaded using black inks over a transparency layer.
I’m having a really great time with #Drawlloween, but I’m not the only one doing this. There are active hashtags on twitter, tumblr and Facebook with tonnes of great artists taking part. Check out my other entries, or follow along on twitter.
Today’s creature was a personal favourite, the werewolf. I like this one a lot because I feel like it’s the first where I set out with a more ambitious pose / scene and actually realised it. Sort of the opposite of the process with the Goblin.
Today is the vampire, check out my entry.
I think this one turned out better than the Goblin, though when I finished I was surprised to see how much the post match the Devil. Still, I like this one. I went for deep reads for the waistcoat and trousers. The inside of the cloak was going to be red too but there wasn’t a good enough separation between the body and the cloak. Probably my favourite part is the hands, which aren’t exactly anatomically correct, but have the nice horror- grip look I was going for.
Today’s subject was “Goblin.” Here’s my entry:
I have mixed feelings, I started and restarted this picture and I’m still not 100% happy with it. I wanted something more dynamic, like a goblin fishing in an underground lake or something but it wasn’t working out well for me. So we have this instead. It’s not without its charm I suppose.
See you tomorrow!
Today’s task was to draw a devil, so here you go:
I’m a bit less happy with this one, I think the devil’s alright, but the background is a bit sloppy. I’m most pleased with the shading which really completed the picture for me. The little transparent tortured souls worked out well too.
I’m participating in Drawlloween this year, which is a really fun event for artists. The idea is that on each day of the month you draw something connected to Halloween from the official list. It’s a really cool event to see everyone’s different take on the same subject. I’ve included the list if you’d like to get involved.
With that in mind, here’s my ghost for day one.
I’m pretty pleased with it, though the head turned out a bit more like Oogie Boogie than I was planning on. Oh well. More Drawlloween tomorrow!
As you know, I’ve been getting back into art lately. Part of that has been relearning to use a wacom tablet and finally teaching myself some decent graphics software. As part of that, I’ve been producing a weekly webcomic for the last five weeks now. I’ve mostly kept it on the quiet because it has been quite a learning experience, but the next few weeks of comics scheduled have been work I’m really happy with so it’s time to start sharing it around. The comic is available here, and updates Saturdays. Read on for a bit of a taster.
Timeshare is about a guy whose roommate is a time traveller. At the moment it’s a simple self contained gag-strip but I’ve got a few cool ideas for running storylines.
The art is a little clunky in these early strips, but by around strip 9 or 10 (already drawn and queued up) I start to settle in a little more and get comfortable with the characters.
Feel free to leave me any feedback, I’d love to know how you think I could improve. Thanks
Here we have another Mario themed painting. This time I went with a Goomba instead of another power up because once you’ve done the Mushroom and the Blue Shell there rest are all derivatives or less interesting. I like how this turned out but if I were to do it again, I’d aim for a more realistic feel and less of a cartoony look to it. Not easy with a Goomba, of course, but I like a challenge. As usual, this was painting in Manga Studio on a Wacom Tablet. Speed painting vid below.