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Sketches and Value Studies - Feb 2013

 I think considering I tend to update this place with a lot of work that is finished, sketches up until the final results, perhaps it would be nice to see my tests or just general practice that never fully realises into a finished piece. Just daily bits I do to try and keep my own library of knowledge up to date. So here it is:

Life drawing

Bear in mind some of these are done in as little as 1 minute, other may go up to 20, but generally these are all done as fast as possible so that getting bogged down in detail is not a problem.


Older female

Faces (drawn during a lecture, roughly 2-5 minutes each)

Female Pencil Tone study (approx 20 mins)

Male Pencil Tonal Study (approx 8 mins)

The following are works done on the computer, I personally find these much easier to blend in terms of value and colour, although hopefully soon I'll be able to get some much needed equipment and I can start working in my sketchbook also.

(I used to LOVE this show as a kid, if you didn't watch Dinosaurs I definitely suggest you look it up, any work by the creature workshop or anything by Jim Henson is definitely something to be admired, even if only just for it's style and proficiency)

Self Portrait (Something I don't like about the eyes...)

I've been coming up with ideas for stories for a long time, if only to give me more fantasy/science fiction based concepts to play with artistically, this is one such creature I've been thinking about for a while.

My friend casually suggested I draw a 'Battlecock'...

And so a 50 foot behemoth chicken ensued.

And finally just some quick environment value thumbnails, I've been told if you can't get your concept down in 4 values of grey you haven't got a workable image. here's my attempts at portraying a bio-luminescent swamp either way.

Anyway I hope this showed you what I do in my spare time besides trying to complete full images, it's always good to continuously work and so I've filled up entire sketchbooks with this stuff. Got to keep working to keep improving.


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