Tuesday, June 14, 2011

An eclectollection from the past few weeks

  As implied in recent posts, symptoms of my repetitive motion injury have returned, so righty is on vacation for a while... In the meantime, working with the mantra, "increase flexibility while maintaining strength."  Today I used my left hand to sketch this ink wash portrait of Sant Ajaib Singh from a photo taken in the early 1980s.  

ink washes on bristol


  In art class we've been experimenting with textures using acrylic molding paste.  As a demo, I dry brushed this imaginary portrait over a variety of textures made with a nail, a matchstick, some paper towel.  Real MacGyver stuff.  Her shimmering shirt is iridescent gold acrylic over a hasty medium-rare sienna (all atop a black base coat throughout).

acrylic media on illustration board (ravaged by ultra-sticky masking tape)

   And here's where I stopped working on my Batman and Conan drawing a couple of weeks ago when my arm requested leave...  Can't wait to get back in there and finish up...

pencil and ink on bristol

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Submarine View (2)

  Originally a preliminary sketch for a card I gave to a friend a few years back, I made some changes and inked and colored this one for one of my oldest pals.  I'm not doing much drawing these days, but I've had to make a few exceptions, especially for birthdays...

pencil, micron, ink with a brush, and gouache on cardstock

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Vampire Zombie (a springtime birthday sketch)

  Taking a break from drawing to rest my arm...  But I made a quick little pencil skeleton and drew this guy on top with some ink on a brush.  Couldn't let my sister's birthday go by without a fresh drawing.  Some dirty water swirled in red gouache for the negative space.