Thursday, June 28, 2012

IF-space-UPDATE

Here's the sketch.





















...and here's the inking.





















I'm working on the color right now, but I wanted to get something up before Friday. I'll post the color when I finish it up.

Finished! Here's the color....


Thursday, June 21, 2012

IF-secret




This is the sketch I was working on for secret. I had the idea and I just wouldn't let go of it...I kept reworking and reworking, but I couldn't get it to quite work the way I wanted. Something about it just isn't right.

Then, after trying to ink it, I realized that I had jumped too quickly to cartoon and the proportions were off. I love Shire horses, but their feathered feet always throw me off. So, late last night I went back to source and did a quicky sketch of a Percheron horse in full tack.....keeping it in the correct proportions, but still staying stylized and cartoonish. I think I may go back to this one and ink and color after I get some on the paying work out of the way.....really like the face.




Sorry for the rambling.....I tend to do that. Can't wait to see the next prompt and what comes from that one.

Friday, June 1, 2012

IF-hurry!

Been a super busy, nothing but working and working, crazy hectic month...HOORAY!

This is an older piece...but it fits the prompt. It's the lead piece in my portfolio and it's the direction I want to take my illustrations moving forward. I like every line having a reason and keeping the inking simple, then rendering things out and using collage to finish it up. I need to do more like this.....maybe next prompt.

Here's hoping to a slower month to be able to devote a little more time to working on more stuff like this...but, got to keep the bills paid so I can do more things like this.