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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Daily Sketch: Lion

Today's Sketch Dailies topic was Mufasa from Disney's The Lion King.  Rather than rehash Disney's fantastic design I thought it would be fun to a study/mild caricature of a lion with similar coloring to Mufasa. It's not super tight but it was fun to use some large brushes and lay down some Pixels. This panting took around 30 minutes in Photoshop and was painted on a Wacom Cintiq 24 HD.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Illustration Friday: That's "Nature" For Ya!

This week's Illustration Friday topic is "Nature". While I was trying to think of an idea for the painting several different possiblitlies came across my mind; like someone taking a walk in the forest, or some kids gathered around a campfire telling ghost stories, or even Poison Ivy from Batman surrounded by plants and shrubs. 

All of those ideas seemed like the obvious route then this one hit me...

 I was on the phone speaking with a client and I randomly drew this quick sketch of two birds perched on a tree with a hawk in the background swooping in on them. Almost immediately this joke popped in to my mind; "The early bird gets the worm, but the second mouse gets the cheese." Boom, now I had an idea to run with... The circle of life and a little karma mixed in. 

Here we have Thomas (green bird ) getting his worm snatched away by Nathaniel (red bird) who is unaware of his impending doom. 

Down below is the original sketch drawn on copy paper with a blue mechanical pencil and the rest was painted digitally in Photoshop CS6 on a Wacom 24 HD Cintiq. 

Have a great week everyone!
 Original Sketch
 Value Block-In
 Color Ruff
Final Painting

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Sir Lancelot!

Today's post is kind of inspired by two different sketch/ illustration challenges. The Illustration Friday topic for this week is "Treasure" and one of the Sketch Dailies topics earlier this week was "Lancelot". So I thought it'd be fun to combine the two subjects in to one Illustration.

Here we have Sir Lancelot posing with his fresh kill, admiring his trusty sword and contemplating the  riches and treasures awaiting him for his gallantry in defeating the dragon.

*note I still need to add some color to this painting. I'll update the blog once its finished.

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