Citizen 29

Solace was found…

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in the strangest, most unheard of corners and edges of the planet. Where endangered creatures and outcasts prospered, there she would be; sharing stories and imparting philosophies amongst a population eagerly seeking what she had already found.

I really want to get better at writing, so that means I’ll probably have to start reading more. I’ll start by re-reading one of my favorite books, “Hatchet,” by Gary Paulsen. It’s a short read, but one of the only fiction books I own :/ In the end, I would love to write a huge story, involving all of my demons, aliens, and creatures. I really have no clue how to compose a story though, so buckle up for the journey.

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Citizen 29

Clergy 16

He was exiled…

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… to Planet 16. Considering himself king in this strangely empty stretch of humid land, he adoptedĀ a crown.

Figured I’d start giving these creatures some sort of a backstory. Keeping it to a few sentences for now though.

This piece here was done with mainly graphite and white charcoal. Prismacolor colored pencils were used for the eyes, galaxy gem, and background elements. Winsor & Newton gouache was used for the finishing touches on the highlights and stars in the galaxy gem. All done on a 10×13 piece of toned paper. Cheers!

 

Clergy 16

Not of This World

Holy. Haven’t posted in a while. Well, anyway…

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This is the direction the new series is taking. I want to go all out on this one though, so still a lot of work to do.. This series will be the death of me…

Not of This World

Martian Unveiled

Here it is…

5.5x8.5in. Mixed Media
5.5×8.5in. Mixed Media

I applied some gouache or the highlights and micron pen size 1 for the shadow areas. At some point, I lost interest and just hurried up and finished it. I really need to work on my speed. Hopefully, I’ll be moving on to bigger paper after I finish this sketchbook. 24 pages to go!

 

Martian Unveiled

Martian Under Constructian

The title was not a typo…

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At this stage, I start to map out the big shapes, starting with the shadows. I’m still using only an HB pencil so I still have some wiggle room to push the darkest areas. I use the same method for the light areas. I’m always aware of my light source so I know where to and where not to use the white. I’m also staying aware of local value of things; i.e. sleeves, belt, jewel. And I’m still trying to figure out the head design and what to do with the “ears.” I shoulda not outlined those parts šŸ˜¦

A new technique I’m using? No erasing. Unfortunately, I’m not getting that finished look so I might have to use it. We’ll see what the blending stump will do first. Okay bye

Martian Under Constructian