Sunday, April 27, 2014
A pretty quick sketch in pencil. For some reason, the reference photo reminded me of the old drawing books by Andrew Loomis and Jack Hamm. Of the two masters, I prefer Jack Hamm whose books I highly recommend. Reference: My roommate did my hair & makeup for a formal. This was before she let my hair down. Care to draw me?
This my (poor) rendition of Counselor Deanna Troi of the starship Enterprise in "Star Trek: The Next Generation". As usual, getting the likeness was tough. It helps to step back, scan the drawing, examine the glaring problems and go back to the drawing to attempt to fix them. To me, it's a bit of a "rinse and repeat" process but I am sure I am not the only one. We, humans, have difficulty evaluating relative sizes, which is big problem when doing portraits where a likeness is absolutely necessary to obtain.
Saturday, April 26, 2014
This is my rendition of Lieutenant Commander Data of the starship Enterprise in "Star Trek: The Next Generation". This is just a sketch but I have spent quite a bit of time fixing things here and there until I was somewhat satisfied. There is definitely a likeness but it's still a bit lopsided. Sometimes, I wish I would trace, eheh.
Kinda struggled with one. Every time the drawing was scanned for posteriy, there was something wrong with the likeness. Ended up scanning 4 or 5 times before giving up. Here's where the reference photo comes from: I thought it would be cool to see some no makeup drawings, I always think its a much harder look to draw.
I think I went a bit overboard with the pen and the scribbles. I used whiteout to correct something and, of course, you can't go over whiteout with ink. This drawing sat in my binder for a while until today where I used my trusted Pilot Frixion pen to go over area that had whiteout. Of course, the Pilot Frixion has a slight blue tinge to it, so it's quite visible, eheh.
I used the Pilot Frixion pen to do this, so it's not quite pen and ink, but pen and ink definitely sounds better as a medium in fine arts. Here's the reference photo where this drawing originates from: Could anyone draw my girlfriend's reaction after I told her we weren't going to the aquarium? :D
Sunday, April 20, 2014
This is my rendition of Commander William Riker of the starship Enterprise. In the inaugural season of "Star Trek: The Next Generation", Commander Riker had zero facial hair but, in season two, he started sporting a rather glorious beard.
Actually, it's not really pen and ink, it's made with a pen called Pilot Frixion and it's awesome because you can erase just like with a pencil. It's probably not lightfast at all but who cares? Here's where the reference photo comes from: Anybody down to draw me? It would make me so happy.
Cool hat, cool shades and cool smile. Here's where the reference photo comes from: My best friend's smile is infectious. One of the test shots I took turned out to be my favourite. He loves anime and comics, would love to see what you can do!
Saturday, April 19, 2014
This is graphite on drawing paper. I kinda went extra dark here. The reference photo comes from I feel awkward asking to get drawn, but I really enjoyed how crazy the rain made my hair today.
Graphite (or pencil as it is commonly referred by most people outside the art world) is cool although it has a tendency to get smudged if you're not too careful where you put your hands. Unlike charcoal, you don't really have to fix graphite but some people do (I have been know to fix graphite for posterity but it's too much hassle especially in winter when you need to go outside to spray the thing.)
I don't usually hatch and cross hatch but here, I might have gone overboard. I am no Albrecht Dürer (obviously) but that was a pretty good effort, I think. A lot of ink was used in this drawing, no doubt.
Must have been in a big hurry when this sketch was made as it's a bit rough around the edges, to say the least. It is however better to under work something that over work it (I think.) It kinda looks like there's a hand in her hair, eheh.
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Drawing of the captain of the firefly-class spaceship "Serenity", Malcolm "Mac" Reynolds. This was done on Stonehenge paper, a paper I kinda use for everything, from graphite to watercolor. It is a really good paper for colored pencil.
Proportions are a bit off on this one but let's just say the model was tilting his forehead forward. Sometime, I really wish I would take a moment to check the proportions before committing too much.