Friday, June 29, 2007

Metal Man, Tattooed Woman

A pinup done for 'dopepope' and his Metal Man Project. The deal with the pinup was to incorporate the robot's head and wing logo into the artwork.

For the tattoos I used previously drawn pencil sketches and distorted them to fit the contours of the body.

Excuse the nudity...and the smoking...some people have no shame.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Beware the WEREBEAR!!

What a bear might look like if bitten by a werewolf.

This started as a style sample for a client but I pushed it that little bit further to make it into a finished piece. The original idea wasn't a Werebear just a very evil, angry bear but the title just rolls off the tongue better.

First a pencil drawing was made and then scanned and coloured in Photoshop. Then in Painter I used an coarse oily blender to 'paint' over the pencils. A bunch of spatter and brushlike textures were made with ink on paper then scanned into Photoshop and overlayed onto the piece to give it more interest.

HERE is some detail at actual size.

Also here is a visual breakdown of it's creation. From pencils, Photoshop, Painter then texture overlays and final tweaking.

EDIT 14th Dec 2007- My Werebear art and many other of my pieces are available to buy as quality prints, posters and canvases over at my REDBUBBLE store. Here are the direct links to the Werebear prints-

Beware the Werebear Prints
Werebear Prints (face closeup crop)

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Ewan McGregor

Done for a Drawing Jam on the actor. About 90 minutes, pencil and Photoshop.

The texture overlay is a map of London's railway system. It's a reference to the movie which launched Ewan's career, 'Trainspotting' in which he portrays a junkie. The 'tracks' going up his arm, was one of those artist's happy accidents which occured while I was positioning the map.

Since he's wearing a suit, I'm also submitting this to Illustration Friday's current topic 'Suit'.

Thursday, June 07, 2007

300 sketch

This was done for a 300 Drawing Jam over at The Drawing Board.

I started with a pencil sketch which was then scanned into Photoshop. Further detail (mainly white linework over the pencils) was added for more interest. Then using a textured Photoshop brush with reduced opacity, colours were built up. Also tools such as the history brush, dodge, burn (using the same textured brush) and some noise at the end were used for added effect.

Great movie btw.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

More mangled mugs...

Three caricatures, three different approaches. All fun to do...


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