works in progress

Sickness is no excuse for stopping.  I managed to get some sketching in this week and figure I’d show off some works in progress.

First off is a piece that’s currently in pencil… not sure where I want to go with it in terms of media, but I’m liking it so far.  Working title is Blind Warrior.

Then I’ve also got an ink piece i worked on while I was sick.  I love the skull, and I hate the other elements.  I know what I want, and it didn’t quite work out.  I’m going to revisit this and do-over, but here’s a good example of when a good idea fails (for me).

Just not feeling how that came out.  Initially i was happy to move on to “color!”… but now I just think it sucks.  Totally fine.

The last thing I have for you is from practice on Wednesday for Reign of Revelry, which is going to be an awesome circus performance.  ENSMB showed up for a music run through with the cast, and during our downtime i sketched one of the aerialists.

So there you go.  A glimpse into my week, artistically.  I have a new Wacom Bamboo tablet that I’m excited to take a crack at during my spare time this weekend.  I’ll keep you posted.

1 thought on “works in progress”

  1. While the deer skull stares you down with its empty eye sockets, outlandish critters play about the antlers shifting between cute and equally creepy. All and all, a fantastical feel to it.

    Hmm.. if you decrease the clothing and increase the boobs, maybe even adding some flames, you could have something totally metal. ;-)

    I have a lot to say about the Blind Warrior. The body/arm posture is spot-on sassy. The choice of a spear and torn-cloth top successfully give it a feel of barbarism. So sassy and barbarous, neat (and a bit sexy)! You go on to throw in the bull horns and donkey ears giving it a demonic look. Unfortunately I feel the addition of a cherubic face — while still being clever as it is a nice juxtaposition to aforementioned demonic features — is the straw that breaks the donkey’s back, pushing it into the land of “too much.” The wink, while it would have gone well with the sassy part, just looks weird on the cherub’s face. And I am confused by the mane looking behind behind the head. Changing the face to fit the sass of the wink and body posture, or breaking the sketch into two sketches (sassy + barbarous, demon + cherub) and you would have rock solid material.

    I would love to see a refinement of the last sketch. While it is far simpler than the other two it is still… fun.

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