Posts Tagged ‘sketch’

Well! Let’s be honest. I’ve been a bad sketch blogger and have not updated in a very, very long time. The problem is… I haven’t made any personal art for ages. I’ve been expending painterly juices mostly at work. So much so, I have forgotten the fun one can have making art for oneself. However, I’ve been inspired somewhat of late and so let’s try again.

Earlier this year (much earlier… or was it even last year?) I watched the movie Life of Pi and it stuck into my braaaaain (I enjoyed it a lot). So I did a random sketch with the intention of painting it up into a nice pic at some point. THAT POINT IS NOOOOOW! Here’s the sketch:


Here’s the first of many rounds of fixing:


More updates to come later! Usually I try to have some useful thing to share but I think the world should know about Batdad. Go and experience BATDAD!


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Well, it’s only been about 6 months! Been busy, busy, busy with work and life and everything! That’s my excuse… for now.

Been sketching a bit more for myself than usual. Saw a conceptart.org daily sketch group thread for the ‘Cutest Dragon Ever’ and had to have a go. So! Here is my go:


Nice to do a full-ish work on the old sketchpad. Reference was used.

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Well! Been a while aye! I’ve been having a busy time of late but hopefully back on the drawing train again soon yay!

Did a quick DSG sketch:



My aims and possible results:

(1 – standard alien for comparison)
2 – a good laugh (but from another angle… he could be choking?)
3 – surprise (but from another angle… calling out with enthusiasm?)
4 – conniving/plotting (but from yet that other angle again… wise old guy/cool dude?)

After last night there’s a story about this pic! There must have been something about this prawn thing that twinged in my brain because I had a ‘wake me up out of fear’ nightmare last night involving a creature that had great similarities to the head of this alien (pictured below from what I can remember). I was exploring an abandoned house with my Dad in the dream. The room we were in had a slanted ceiling and I was sitting on a bed with my Dad standing close to the opposite end. Suddenly! This creature, about the size of my palm starts scattering across the ceiling with a loud takka takka takka noise and proceeds to move above my Dad before dropping off the ceiling with the intention of landing on him! As the creature was unknown and clearing trying to get at my Dad for something I panicked calling to Dad to look out! Luckily he side-stepped the thing before it could land on him… but, oh so happily lands on the end of the bed, swivells around and comes scattering my way and proceeds to run over my stomache before the shear horror woke me. It was so fast that I couldn’t sweep fast enough to get it off me! FREAKY MAN!


Yeah! Imagine THAT at the size of your palm running towards you at super speed and you having no idea why O_______O

I need to work on expressions more…

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You know those days when you just gotta draw something? Today’s one of ’em! I guess I’ve been overworking Adobe Illustrator and just needed a good session with pencil and paper! (and photoshop 8D).

Why such a depressing kind of picture? Well, it’s not based on a story or anything really that’s meant to be depressing. I’ve been thinking of Mother’s Day and the whole ‘what mother’s go through’ thing. Combine that with a recent read through the prison and torture section of the book, “Shantaram” and bam! Depressing picture! W00T!


Oh oh! And I stumbled upon a pretty nifty tutorial! Been a while since I’ve found one to post 8D:

IFX Strike a Pose Tutorial by Warren Louw (A South African chap who openly talks about the Law of Attraction =D First one I’ve come across!)

Time for bed!

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Phewph! Been going like a train! Time is just slipping through the fingers. I’ve been jam packed for a while now and really wanted to have a break so decided to take on a daily sketch again from http://www.conceptart.org =)



And here’s a snippet for something else I’ve been working on just because I like it XD – go go STARE!


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Here are some of the steps the “Cute’n’Creepy” went through before finalisation:


Time for bed, WONDERFUL BED

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Well Howdy!

Been up to lots of late! Recently started a new job as a Static Artist and am stoked about it. Have been trying to train myself to get used to getting up early again. Haven’t been able to do too much on the side but will have to knuckle down and finish some of the side projects otherwise they’ll never see the light of day >_<

I sat in on a Bobby Chiu livestream on Saturday morning which was loads of fun. Besides watching him paint an illustration live, we were challenged to draw/paint/create an image under the theme of “Creepy and Cute”. I knocked up a cute mousey mousey and couldn’t help but finish it long after the stream had ended XD Went a bit berserk with colour but meh!:


Will probably post some making of pics in the next post but depends on if I remember :S

Oh oh and I finally got a scanner for my Mac XD What a shamozzle that was! Never the less, now is the time for random sketch scans. Inspiration by Chris Sanders (who’s done character and storyboard work for “How to Train Your Dragon – an animated film coming out at the end of March that I am very keen to see):


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