HAY GUYS excuse my long absence, but I’ve been busy busy doing things and being productive (and generally happy, this life thing… it’s crazy , I tell you).
I thought I’d let you know I’m doing Gallery of Mo - in a nutshell, you donate a certain amount of money to Movember (yes, it’s not all about growing a mustache randomly) and the artist of your choice will make a portrait of you with a mustache. Best idea ever or what?
If you’d be interested in a portrait by me, go right ahead. I’ll be thankful for every reblog - it really is for a good cause. Spread the word!
That up there is me with a beautiful mustachio, if you can’t tell. And I am also fully planning on doing a non-sponsored Movember just because I can.
This weekend I went to the Natural History Museum.
A bit of a process walkthrough for The Sun. Nope, that tutorial isn’t happening juuust yet. But yes, basically -
1. Thumbnails - something I should start with but rarely ever do.
2. Preliminary sketch - where, for me, 90% of the head scratching/hair ripping/frustration/fun/procrastination happens. Get this out of the way and the rest is easy. Don’t forget to do the wrong dimensions so you have to crop out 40% of the painstakingly crafted sunflowers you spent 2 or 3 hours doing, this is essential.
3. Corrections - Scan it in, change stuff like horrible proportions, lazy eyes and wrong dimensions and print it. Possibly in A3.
4. Clean lines - sometimes I do this, other times I don’t. I’m actually experimenting with this stage because I like my sketchy lines and they generally look a lot more flowy and pretty (and, unfortunately, dirtier). Done by taping it to a window and hurrying before night falls because that’s what real artists do.
5. Colours - I vomit my rainbows. Tadaa.
Don’t forget to see this in Minneapolis this month! And buy stuff, from anywhere!
Got some sample prints in the mail of a commission I did a few weeks ago. It was my first time doing packaging illustration and I’m super excited. :D
Technically it’s okay for me to release the image, but I totally want to have some nice shots of the actual product to go along with it because I’m a pretentious boob, so I’m waiting for that.
It’s like one of those weird fashion shoots that make no sense but look cool
I like it.
Once again, I find myself getting into another Light Grey Art Lab show (yey!) and this one has an amazing theme - girls. Real and fictional (half/half). I’m in the fictional half.
I’m doing Hermione fucking Granger.
This is just a sketch - unrelated to what the final will look like because I just wanted to get in the groove of drawing Hermione because it’s fucking Hermione and the pressure. Is. On.
But I am so pumped. It’s going to be awesome.
Quick sketch for Becca. She gave me a few options, and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to draw her in her fabulawesome Batgirl prom dress. I mean, really, how fucking awesome do you have to be to wear this to your prom? So fucking awesome.
Art trade with Amelia! She asked for an Andrew Garfield/Peter Parker. This ain’t very Garfield as expected, but oh well. Quite looking forward to hers. I’m getting a matching piece. :D