Saturday, February 27, 2010

Life and Times

No Hogarth today. I'll make up for it tomorrow.



The rest is 10's.

Friday, February 26, 2010

Snow Day

Pretty self-explanatory really. School was closed today, so I'm gonna update. Moving on to the torso with Hogarth, while staying on the head in life drawing. Which happened yesterday.

In other news I got a Gnomon sub yesterday, and although I haven't tried it yet, I recommend it to everyone! It's been incredibly useful.






Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Girth Grows

More Hogarth on the neck. Torso is next. Going for two days in a row of updates. wooo!
(The more rendered ones are from imagination)

Monday, February 22, 2010

Grinding from a halt

Grinding my skills.
These represent an attempt at chronological order. The imagination faces got better (or maybe just different) from my two trips to the met. I think they did me well.

Also came up with a definitive schedule for myself, that I will probably fail to follow anyway. Two pages of Hograth a day, and one imagination sketch per page. Still life on mondays (with the exception of today). Self-portraits on Fridays. Who knows what on the weekend. If I have time from all the parties. WOOOOO!

Self-portrait #5:

Chronological studies:

Yay! I'm back to Hogarth! Topic of the week: Neck. And small heads.

That one on the right is from the head.

My commission for Dalhousie Historical Society Journal. I might colour it later.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

This Week's Figures

Wow, I really failed at that updating every day. Sorry everyone.
Sometimes when I blog I feel like Jon from Garfield Minus Garfield. I guess most bloggers do.

I was gonna upload all my recent studies and a new SP, but it turns out I don't have all of them here. Thus you just get the life drawings from wednesday. I forgot that I was supposed to focus on the face, so you get the whole body. Please like them. They need your support.





Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Life Drawing From Last Week

I decided to be a good person from now on. It's the more efficient thing to do. This is why my life drawing has improved so much. Unfortunately I couldn't make the wednesday because of the snow day, in honour of which I decided to visit my good friend Stephen Colbert and ask him a question before the show. Watch for me when the camera pans in the beginning of last wednesday's show. I'm in the top left section of the audience.






Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Leaving My Demon's Souls Behind

It's been really tough the past couple of days. Demon's Souls grabbed a hold of me and wouldn't let go. I don't know if I'll be able to quit altogether but I'll try. As a result, I have a bunch of drawings backed up, but I will hopefully use this congestion to gain momentum and update every day for the remainder of the week.

Also I started a bunch of grayscale imagination paintings, which I think you will like.

More heads:
Imagination ~1hr:

Study 30 mins:

45 Mins:

30 Mins:

Self portrait.blegh.

Monday, February 8, 2010

This may or may not be what I look like.

It's either my face or my painting skills. Either way, I'm not pleased with the results.
Self-Portrait ~ 1 hour.

The following pages of the Hogarth Dynamic Anatomy book are taken up by Hogarth's own prtraits in various mediums, which I don't really see the point of copying. So I'm just gonna do portraits of my own:

The first one was way over-rendered, which I think I fixed in the second one. #2 took like 30 minutes.

Sunday, February 7, 2010


Today I was a slacker. I did laundry and painted a portrait of my roommate Will. He kept moving, because he was excited about watching the superbowl, so it's highly sketchy. Please enjoy.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

A Short Update is Still an Update

Finally finished my "sketch." I started this exactly a month ago and spent about 5 hours on it ironing out the composition and rendering. I believe it's the first painting where the colours online actually look better than the original. Anyway, I've learned a ton, main point being not to jump into colour right away. Even Cole didn't do that. And I probably should have used reference too...
And the Hoe-Girth studies for today. Trying out different brushes. Soft/hard combination seems to work much better than just hard. I've learned so much from doing these digitally, it's not even funny.

Friday, February 5, 2010

Ups and Downs

Big update today.
But not much to say.

More Hogarth. 30 mins each:

Posemaniacs 1 mins.

Imagination Poses. A few minutes each. Maybe 10?

And now the fruit of my studies:

Still can't even do a female face. The penis is there so that you can identify with the character more.
Wednesday's Life Drawing: 20