24 mai 2013

New piece on the easel

This one is a guy I affectionately call Key Demon and about which I wrote earlier.
I must've spent 4 or 5 hours on his pencil. Finished it this morning, sealed it with acrylic medium and now preparing to start the underpainting.

I'll keep you posted on the progress. (And as always, any and all comments are welcome.)

On a side note, I recently recommended you, my faithful readers, some books that I found were particularily helpful for the creative types. By the author Steven Pressfield.

If I may recommend another title this morning, it is called Manage Your Day-To-Day and was brought to us my the folks over at 99u.com .

My review is this: Yes. Buy it. Read it.
Or don't... what do I care? I'll be busy painting anyways.

21 mai 2013

Curse - Pretty much done

Here's a crappy phone pic of the finished piece.
It's somewhat failing compared to the original drawing and especially compared to what I had in mind. But then again, you didn't see it inside my mind, so...

But as I like to remind myself: Done Is Better Than Perfect.

Comments welcome.

12 mai 2013

Sartorialist Sketching

There's this amazing website for sketching. It's really a blog. A fashion blog.
Point is, it's full of great pictures when you want to doodle the night away.

I was comparing pencils, from left to right: PaperMate #2 HB, Blackwing 602, Blackwing. 300lbs Bristol paper.

Oh! And on a side note, I closed my Facebook account. (It's the third or fourth time.) It feels great. So light. I actually get to get shit done. Priceless. 

11 mai 2013

Curse - Process

Here's a studio shot of the Curse piece I'm working on.

The figure is basically blocked-in with a lot of work still needed on volumes and light.
I also blocked the blueish tone of the background. The yellow radiating light is next.

02 mai 2013

Bone Demon Head... thing...

Two days ago, I had a dream.
I mean... I dream every night but the dream I wanna talk about happened two days ago.

I dreamed I was working on an illustration. I was at the finishing touches. 

At some point, I became conscious I was dreaming. 
Now... I have lucid dreams every once in a while and most of the time, I go: "Woohooo! It's a dream! Let's go (insert crazy death-defying activity)-ing!"
But this time I was like: "Aaaw F**K! It's a dream! This awesome piece of work is not real, I'm not at my easel and I suck."
Immediately after, I thought that just maybe, I could try to memorize it and actually paint it in the real world.

And you know what? It kinda worked.
I went to sketch as soon as I got up and put down just enough on paper so I could remember the original image later on.

So yeah... I'm at the early stages but here's a character study for the bone-demon-thing I saw that night.

Comments welcome.

Pictured: My Blackwing. I love my 602.