Archive for ‘activity’

22 Dec 2009

Happy Holidays!

I’m finally on holiday, hoorah.

Happy Holidays!

20 Dec 2009

Phone Stalker

Hi, I’m back. After a month of slacking and a another one being crazy busy with a new day job, I think it’s about time to get back to regular updates.

So for starters here’s a little something I did for the Character Tag Team activity at Unit 16 again. After CamdenLikesGreen’s hedgehog sketch.

Phone Stalker

16 Oct 2009

Chainsaw Maid

This one’s sort of a tribute to the wonderful Chainsaw Maid wax animation, a healthy dosage of gore and candy colored zombies. I saw the clip a long while back and somehow the concept popped into my head now so I thought I do an image. And why not, you can’t really go wrong with a sexy French maid with a chainsaw, cliché or not.

Forgot to add an apron and a hat, though.

Chainsaw Maid

I’ve been playing with the idea of setting up a scene in DAZ Studio and using a render as a reference for an illustration but haven’t gotten around to doing so until now. This time I did, however, and it really worked in my advantage regarding speed and probably outcome too. Much less thinking involved when it came to perspective, foreshortening and shading – even though this still just a sketch and a bit funky in places.

Crap lighting, but good enough for a use such as this. I probably took around 30-45 minutes to set up and render this scene.
Reference Render

In case you don’t happen to know what DAZ Studio is, it is much like the better know Poser except that it’s FREE. You just need to register (again, for free) at the DAZ website, and you’ll be able to download your own copy. There’s a ton of free content available – including figures, clothing, hair, props – in sites like Renderosity.com or ShareCG.com as well as DAZ’s own website – because for the most part DS uses the same files as Poser.

Essentially what you do with DS is clothe and pose a figure, possibly include some props, add lighting and then render the scene. It’s like a “virtual photo studio”. It’s easy to use and good fun actually, I’ve ended up wasting spending a lot of time playing around with learning the program myself.

16 Oct 2009

Huntress

Another fairly quick image done for the CTT activity at Unit 16. I did another sketch before this one but it kind of turned into shit, so I had another go. This is based on Audzilla’s sketch.

Huntress

2 Sep 2009

Frank

For the Movie Tag Team activity at Unit 16. The theme was Frank from Once Upon a Time in the West as portrayed by Henry Fonda.

I played a bit with the thought of “What if Harmonica had instead been called… Banjo?”

frank, After the Final Duel

Another addition to the list of things I never thought I’d draw…

18 Jul 2009

You’ve Been a Bad Boy

Sister of No Mercy

… and you’ve got hell to pay for it.

Another one for the CTT.

17 Jul 2009

Gator Food

I was away on holiday last week and happened to catch an episode of “CSI Miami” on TV.

So inspired by the myriad of expressions mastered by David Caruso, this is what I came up with for this round of the Character Tag Team after Sticmann’s watercolor.

Gator Food

9 Jun 2009

Rodent Fashion

Another two for the CTT at U16. First one is after Mike Monroe’s sketch of – to me – a bit insecure looking rodent. So here he is with a friend, overcompensating:

Rodent Fashion

And my entry for the next in line, a gentler, more confident fella:

Lifeguard Whale

5 Jun 2009

Drafty Comic Panel

I’ll huff. I’ll puff. I’ll blow

-- Your house up!

Another panel for the Stylus collaborative comic activity. My previous panels can be viewed here.

26 May 2009

Grace Kelly Blues

Grace Kelly was gorgeous but unlike – for example – her contemporary Audrey Hepburn who had a very distinct face and look, Grace was more of an epitome of neutral beauty – whatever that may be. That makes her really difficult to draw. Even if you get a decent likeness, you might still end up with a drawing of beautiful but generic looking dame…

So I decided to go for mood instead. Maybe young Grace Kelly getting a brief glimpse at the crystal ball – and her eventual fate.

Grace Kelly Blues

6 May 2009

Shut Up, You’re Dead!

Just a random tough guy to go to the CTT Turbo with the Superwoman from previous post. A screaming, severed head also featured.

Shut Up, You're Dead!

5 May 2009

Superwoman

Jacob Winkler did a nice take on Superwoman at U16’s CTT Turbo, so I thought I’d do a take on his take for fun. Originally I was attracted to the nightmarish quality of Jacobs image, but in the end went for something else.

I opted to go for a more practical, “realistic” design rather than the typical top-heavy spiked heels and microskirt type of designs you often see in superhero comics.

Superwoman Smash Hulk

Didn’t even realize that Hulk is a Marvel character until I’d already finished the piece. Oh well, same difference.