Wednesday, April 28, 2010

I Like It Rough

Sometimes my art just doesn't seem like my art unless it's a little rough. I naturally gravitate toward art that is a little more gritty and loose and rough. So why have my more recent digital pieces been trying to be so tight? I've been trying to get a handle on some different styles lately, but I don't know why. It takes years to perfect a style. What I should be doing is working in the style that I like and that comes more naturally to me and just make it better and let it evolve on it's own. Also, I think that my last couple digital pieces have been trying a little too hard to compensate for the fact that I haven't been drawing and sketching as much lately.

This lady in the jellyfish dress below is a little rough, but she's more my style. Here's to trying a little harder and being a little truer to myself.

Oh, by the way, I got the idea for this piece by another Aya Takano watercolor of a girl dressed in a squid dress. The title of the piece is Squid Dress. I couldn't find that particular piece online to link to it, but if you have never seen Aya Takano's work before, I highly recommend you google her.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Nekked Ladies

Last night I attended the Drawing Workshop for figure drawing. I haven't drawn from a live model in like a year and a half, so I decided to check it out and brush up on my figure drawing. The workshop was really good. It is 3 hours of speed drawing with poses ranging from 10 seconds to 25 minutes. The only problem is that it is 15 bucks a session, which isn't too bad, it's just that I'm kinda poor right now. It is well worth it though, just not every week. Below I posted some of my better drawings. Enjoy!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


Rough sketch-a-doodle of the horse.

The golden horse by itself.

The finished piece. I think this took a total of about five and a half hours. It is inspired by a tapestry I saw a a Thai place near where I live.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

Hoppy April Fool's Easter etc.

First my April Fool's joke.

So, for April fool's day I Photoshopped a tattoo of the word "Love" on my neck and posted it on Facebook. My whole family and several of my friends fell for it. Good times. Although, maybe a new tattoo wasn't a very shocking April fool's gag, since I have two tattoo's already. However, I personally think getting something very generic, like the word "Love" is a little too cheesy for me.

Also, I'd like to wish everyone a Happy Easter!