Eye Study

Long time no write. It’s been years since my last post, but time to brush the dust off this blog and oil up the typing muscles. I’ve been keeping busy trying to figure out where to take my life, and more importantly, where to take my art. I’ve worked plenty of meaningless jobs to fill in the gaps since the last update, hoping to find comfort somewhere in the job force, but no luck. It seems my destiny is to be an artist. Anyway, I’ll be updating here and my other social media outlets with all the artwork I’ve been creating. Hope you enjoy. For now here is a quick sketch I did last night using a reference picture from the book, “The Hula Kahiko Collection,” by Kim Taylor Reece.

The reference was really small. but challenging yourself is always good. I started the process the same I do with any other referenced drawing; very lightly with lines using Prismacolor carmine red ColErase pencil to block out all the shadows and to make sure the angles are right. It helps to turn there image upside down from time to time to get a fresh perspective. I wish I could draw while filming to show the full process, but for now, it’s just a description through words. I’ll for sure be using this book to draw from again. Great photography.

Thank you for looking and maybe reading.

Eye Study

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

Cosmos

Still studying…

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I’m experimenting with different mediums on this one. Watercolor was used for the circle background and colored pencils for the eyes. Neither of them were to my liking, so this drawing will probably only work as a value study. Moving on…

Cosmos

Desert Son

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This one transformed pretty heavily. From the beginning, I knew I wanted this creature to belong to the desert so I had to take a break after the line drawing to figure it out. I kinda blacked out after that haha. I got one more creature for this series that I been trying to get out of my head. We’ll see how that goes.

Desert Son