Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Cupcake Kari

a client saw my witch drawing and requested her picture be in the same pose but with her face. i think it turned out pretty cute.

Monday, April 25, 2011

minor change update.

so this is what i do.. i do a picture.. think i'm done.. and then come back and wanna change just little things to make it better. i changed laura a bit to match stuart more and also gave her more of the gorgeous eyes that she has.
ps. don't be jealous of my bestie. she's hot... and she's mine! hah


after taking some advice from my lovely bro-in-law and loyal commenter, Matt... i gave him some scruff and i think it works! i left it out originally on purpose but i see now that it really needed it. as for the "cool" expression... i'll have to pass matt... stuee is a total nerd :) hehe k thanks!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

The Tortured Artist

so... i've gotten a few requests in the past to post about how i work. The following is a work in progress? I put a question mark because i'm not sure if i'm THERE yet with the husband... he's a difficult one to capture. anywho... i'm posting my progress here for you to judge me. that's right.. JUDGE.. jerks. step 1: look at my subjects... all angles all pictures i can possibly find...(facebook usually)

step 2: sketch out something i like... (this includes many sketches but i'm only posting one because i always delete these as i do them because looking at the bad ones annoys me, ha) step 3: color... step 4: yes... this is an actual step that without a doubt occurs on almost ALL drawings... i hate something about it, something got lost in translation from sketch to painting and i wanna stab broken bottles into my computer screen. it's healthy, i promise. lucky for this couple... it only happened once... it usually happens on average about 4-5 times. step 5: rework drawing... in this case, start completely over because i hate the way the guy looks and the girl, while super cute, won't match the guy EVER to save my life. step 6: color again... this time... MUCH more successful yet i still don't think i captured the guy.. he is a particularly DIFFICULT subject. (punching him in the arm) don't worry.. it's cool. i know him ;) step 7: analyze my drawing the next day for future revisions. cuz i need fresh eyes. twill see where this one goes...