Saturday, August 27, 2011

OPTIMUS!!!....Optimus??

A bio-mechanical/insectoid reinterpretation of Optimus Prime from Transformers. This sketch was done for a challenge on Facebook. Pencil and Photoshop.

I figured an advanced race of robots would be more organic instead of clunky metal.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

By Crom, everything's Smurfy!




Two nightly sketches- Smurfette from The Smurfs and Conan the Barbarian. Both of whom have movies out at the moment.

The Smurfette is a companion piece to another Smurfette I did 5 years ago. Here's a link to the old one.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

I can haz Hellboy?

Hellboy and some kittens. Done for the latest OzComics Hellboy challenge on Facebook. A colour version and the original black and white. Pencil and Photoshop.



Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Everyday I'm Shufflin'


Ah, good ol' zombies. To me, drawing zombies is the culinary equivalent of eating 'comfort food'- a nostalgic, sentimental and relaxing experience. They're always fun to draw, no rules and no limits. Good times with the undead...

Anyway, this was done for a challenge over at the OzComics group on Facebook, I didn't complete it in time due to paid work, but I can never leave a zombie piece unfinished. I originally intended to blend the pencilwork and colours together to get a more painterly finish, but I found it lost the energy and grittiness that was in the pencils, so I just left it as is.

(The title of this post is reference to a song by LMFAO called 'Party Rock Anthem'. It has a great music video with a zombie '28 Days Later' vibe.)

Friday, August 12, 2011

Forms and Figures

Lately I've been making a conscious effort to improve my art (well, I should say more than usual as I'm always trying to improve). Specifically, I've been working on improving my use of values and form and also brushing up on my human anatomy knowledge (which is a neverending task). Basically, filling in all the huge gaps that get overlooked when one is self taught.

Anyway, here are some forms and figures (of the female variety). Why not have fun while you learn, I say.


CLICK FOR UNCROPPED IMAGE (Warning: nudity)
CLICK FOR UNCROPPED IMAGE (Warning: sexy underwear)

Also here was a fun exercise exploring different lighting setups on my older Velma piece.

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Great White


A little something for the close of Shark Week. I'm fascinated by sharks and have the utmost respect for them, but the thought of seeing a Great White emerge from the hazy water towards me has always been a thing of nightmares.

This started as a shaded pencil drawing which was then coloured and blended in Photoshop. Here's a link to the pencil sketch.

(...and no, it's not Bruce from Finding Nemo, although when caricaturing a Great White those comparisons are inevitable)

Monday, August 01, 2011

The Power of the Imagination


This piece was done for the themed topic of 'Power' for my reps over at The Drawing Book Studios. My interpretation explores the power of a child's imagination. Digitally inked and coloured in Photoshop.
All artwork © Chris Wahl 2013 unless otherwise stated. All characters are copyright to their respective owners