Wednesday, November 28, 2012

15 minute # 7

Finally getting back to this after a very busy week.  Started on the vines. I turned them red for now so I could see what I was doing.  Most of this detail will probably be covered up in the end but I like to know the structure of things I guess.  Vines are just as tedious as hair but not as much fun sadly.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Scribbles from 37,000 feet

Back from a long weekend in LA.  I'm still recovering but all in all it was amazing!  2 concerts and the CTN expo!  Plus a lot of vintage shopping in Burbank and Hollywood!  I've come back totally inspired!

On the plane rides to and from I got stuck in a middle seat....bleh!  I got used to it about an hour after each take off but needless to say I didn't have much room to relax and draw like I wanted.  Here are some scribbles I managed to hammer out before my hand started to hurt from hold the pen at such a weird angle.


I've been looking at a lot of Erte recently...and it shows. :) 


Sunday, November 11, 2012

15 minute # 6

Chugging along with the hair detail.  I've found having only 15 min to work is both good and bad.  It's bad because I really get into the groove after about 5 mins and it's TERRIBLY hard and frustrating to stop.  But on the other hand it's good because going in I know I only have a short length of time.  I enter with focus and can't afford much doubt.  It also cuts down on noodling things to death.  A tendency I don't think any artist is completely free of.     

All in all I am enjoying this experiment. 


Thursday, November 8, 2012

15 minute # 5

Let the hair craziness begin!  It's always slow and tricky but the time flew because I love drawing it so much! <3

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

15 minute # 4

The blocky phase I guess.  Since most of the details on the girls are taken care of I roughly blocked out the rest of the composition.  I think I did a good job holding myself off on detailing the hair and vines to this point.  You know how much I LOVE to draw hair...  But now the time has come to fill in the rest of the details!  YAY!  My fav! Oh yes and I fixed the background.

It may look messy now but the direction is clear now.  Time to do what illustrators love to do best: ADD DETAILS!!


Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Another 15

Moving along quite nicely.  Starting to tell more of a story.  I was a little obsessed with the girl on the right during this round.  Went through a lot of trial and error with her.  I decided to go a different direction with the background and threw some preliminary shading on.  It helps to figure some things out I guess.  Still a bit of a journey to go...
See ya next time :)

Thursday, November 1, 2012

15 minute #2

I cheated a little by a few minutes!!  Ah!  It's so hard to stop!!  Anyway the background is kind of working, just need to get away from it and think...