Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Busy again.

I haven't forgotten about my current project on here.  Not at all.  However I haven't been able to get back to it for a while.  Life...what a jerk!

Here's what I like to call a "procrasti-stration", completed earlier in the week.  If you're an artist you know what this is... an art piece done while your putting off other work.  Funny how inspiration suddenly strikes... :)


BTW Moving this blog to tumblr soon, not sure if I'll continue to post here or not.  TBD.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

15 min. #13

So.. it may have seemed I forgot about this piece.  On the contrary.  I've been thinking a lot about it, just been too busy to do anything.

Two things this time:
1.The Vines- blah, I hated how scrambled they were...so I think I'm just gonna start in a spot and grow from there. (those damn vines..)   2. Color- I started to mess around with it and in doing so I got that itch..the illustrator itch...to make all details perfect.  After much debating I've decided that since this piece is way past concept level I think I want to bring it up to what I consider the "illustration" level.  This is all just a wordy way of saying I'm going back in to clean up the lines with a straight brush.  I used my favorite "concepty" brush for the lines originally.

Such a journey this thing is...dont know if it's keeping me from overworking or not? We shall see.


Monday, December 31, 2012

15 Minute #12

Back from Holiday Vacation.  The first ever where I don't have to go back to school come January! Yesssss.

As for this session's progress...  Well, you win some, you lose some.  I spent about 3/4 of my time trying something new with the vines only to scrap it all and go in a different direction.  Progress is hard to show when this happens.  I included close ups (before and after) of a section I was able to get done before time ran out.  I think I'm going to refine all the vine lines like this.  I'm also definitely planning to take some out, it got kind of crazy and I don't even have all the foliage in yet.

Needless to say this technique is going to take time!  I started this piece wanting it to just be a concept.  Still loose and fun.  As I go along however, I've gotten more and more detailed.  This isn't a bad thing, just different.  I think it's safe to say this passed the concept line a while back and now sits in the territory of illustration.  Either way it is still very interesting to work on... even if I have to back track every now and then.

BEFORE - Vines


AFTER - Vines Refined


    

Monday, December 17, 2012

15 Minute #11

Boring background cleanup, but it's something that must be done... Chomping at the bit to start color!!!  I was going to try and finish by the end of the year but I like the life this piece is having on it's own.  I'm happy to take my time.  I guess IT will decide when it's finished! ^__^




Monday, December 10, 2012

15 Minute #10

Two in one day!!  Hooray I had time!  Paid attention to the other lovely lady and added more leaves!  So happy I got to revisit in the same day :D  Starting to pick up some steam on this!  


15 Minute # 9

Inked one of the girls and started on a strategy for the leaves.  Don't know if I'm going to go with it but we shall see....


Thursday, December 6, 2012

15 Minute #8

Vines are done...finally.  Starting to rough in patches of leaves.  Insanely busy week behind me now so hopefully I can get to this for a few consecutive days...hopefully.  It is quite relaxing to do a project like this.  I look forward to it every time.