Monday, August 10, 2009

Shades of grey

Some black and white stuff from the last few weeks.

I came in at the tail end of 'Shark Week' last week and being a big fan of sharks, had to squeeze a drawing in. And who better than the baddest of all sharks, the Great White. Drawn with black coloured pencil, I also experimented a lot with my custom brushes in Photoshop to get some cool textures. I'm thinking of adding some colour to this as well.

Second is a drawing of gaming nerd, Olivia Munn. Done for a Drawing Jam over at The Drawing Board. Graphite.

Lastly is a caricature of the ultra-talented caricaturist, Samuel 'Big Sam' Sellers.


Blogger alex fine illustration said...

The texture on the shark is incredible.

1:49 AM  
Blogger Attractive Art Community (Big Sam) said...

That Shark is ambiguously awesome! the girl is really phenominal! I absolutely love the drawing of me man! hurry up and send me some pics of you so I can return the favor! Thanks a mil man! Keep it up please!

3:44 AM  
Blogger christof said...

chris! I´m following your blog for some time now, and I definitely enjoy each of your updates! damn.. your shading skills are simply incredible!

keep it up!

4:53 AM  
Blogger nico said...

Tha shading/texturing work of the shark is really impressive ! Olivia Munn and Sam Sellers are perfect ! Amazing work as usual.

6:14 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Brilliant work Chris - that caricature is something special. Is that a texture or fingerprints on the shark ?

9:07 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks guys!

Tel- The fingerprint texture is from one of my free custom brushes. (Set 4- Fingerprint 2)

11:53 AM  
Anonymous theb said...

This is great ! You're a killer...

12:29 AM  
Blogger Maritze said...

Beautiful work Chris. Love the caricature and girl! Perfect anatomy.

11:41 AM  
Blogger Faboun'e said...

Hey man, you made great stuff here again... Everytime I come to see your art, Iwant to rec your pictures in my mac to see them again and again and......
I 'm Fan ...
Great work and beautiful caricature ...!

11:41 PM  
Blogger Meesimo said...

All are awesome, the one of Sam is Classic, cheers!

4:54 PM  
Blogger Michael Dooney said...! I'd love to see you do your pencil to color magic on that Olivia Munn pin know, in your spare time ;)

5:35 AM  
Blogger karl van der elst said...

Sublime drawing, texture & shading... Always great work, inspirational blog, thanks for sharing the good stuff.

10:43 PM  
Blogger .Matthæus said...


7:47 PM  
Blogger Ben Newman said...

lovely work chris

6:43 PM  
Blogger Will Appledorn said...

Great stuff.

i really like the use of the fingerprints of the shark, they add some cool texture and also define the shape really well.

1:24 AM  
Blogger Bob Fingerman said...

As ever, beautiful work. The eyes in the final drawing are really penetrating and alive. Just gorgeous.

11:59 AM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I love your stuff, I think it's really excellent the colors the style everything!!

3:15 AM  
Blogger Vincenzo said...

Awesome as always!!!

6:01 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks everyone! Glad you like 'em.

9:52 AM  
Anonymous Anton Emdin said...

Great work. Nice to see your custom brushes in action.

I've found the 'Brush Spots' and 'Oil Paint' ones especially useful in giving flat colours a bit of interest and life.

11:03 AM  
Blogger Damion009 said...

to cool for words man!!!! i love the shark and my boy Sam!!! very awesome!!!

7:05 PM  
Anonymous Moonape said...

you got the shapes on that girl just right!

9:04 PM  
Blogger Christian Alpini said...

wonderfull shark!!!!
great works!

7:12 PM  
Blogger Flo said...

Great work great site
see you my web site...
You are the best!!!

6:28 AM  
Blogger paolo_gaspare said...

Incredible works!!!


8:32 AM  
Blogger Damion009 said...

you know... i look at your work all the time for inspiration... and every time i do its like seeing it for the first time!

8:51 AM  
Blogger Jeff Solway said...

very inspiring work!!!

2:03 AM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks everyone!

Been a bit busy with work, but I'll get some new stuff up soon.

8:23 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

awesome drawings!

11:28 AM  
Blogger Theeggyolks said...

wow!How i wish i can be as pro as you are. Really admire your drawings.

9:04 PM  
Blogger Jagdish Bhawsar said...

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7:43 PM  
Blogger Niall O loughlin said...

Great work as always Chris, hope your well.

3:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, you let me speechless, your work is really great ;)

all the best

10:23 PM  
Blogger Craig Phillips said...

Great work Chris! That female figure is just so damned good! argh! And the shark gives me the creeps. We have been getting a few round here the last 6 months. We have had a giant 5 metre mako, a 5 metre great white caught in the nets at my local spot. A three and a half metre great white harassed some surfers at the same spot, and god knows what else. I checked the surf a week ago and there was a big shark thrashing about feeding out behind the break. During summer I was checking the surf and I could see them in the waves where the swimmers were about 50 metres out. The life guard didnt give a damn. they were only about 6 -7 footers.
oh, im blabbing on about sharks again someone stop me. !!! Awsome work Chris.

10:02 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Appreciation as always for all your comments. Thanks!

Craig- I'm actually jealous you've been seeing so many sharks. I wouldn't surf with them, but I'd love to see them in the wild.

You ever been to the OUTRÉ galleries in Melbourne or Sydney? I was in Melbourne last month and I accidentally stumbled upon the gallery while walking around the city. Loads of framed James Jean prints and originals. Then I found out he was there a week earlier signing his book!

1:08 PM  
Blogger Craig Phillips said...

Hey Chris, I have only had one occasion with one up close in the water probably a bronze whaler during salmon season and my heart stopped. Last summer though and into the colder months, it was crazy. So many sharks because of an increase in fish stocks. Stories going through the car parks every day about sharks. argh. The clubbies at Thirroul were doing a paddle out the back and a big fat beast of a great white popped up in the middle of them, with its big smiling ugly mug and teeth all showing, then it turned and swam off. O..M..G. I'd have polluted the water then and there.

Haven't been to Outre. James Jean prints, too good! I have two at home. The guys a damn fine artist and smart business man. Great at branding, self promo, and an incredible artist. Im going green.

9:31 PM  
Blogger Anthony Mckeown said...

That shark is freaking awesome mate!

10:18 AM  
Blogger Dominic Philibert said...

Love these too!

5:35 PM  
Blogger Chris Wahl said...

Thanks all for the comments.

5:46 PM  

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