Yeah, the trees in this one take a backseat to the ring of mushrooms, but what the hey. It counts! Speaking of which - I haven't seen a fairy ring in a super long time... *sigh*
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Friday, November 18, 2011
tree project - #7
Sometimes I wish I knew how to really sew, and by that I mean more than just the practical skills of mending and hemming. Then I could create dresses like this one in real life and wear it all day. Every day.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
tree project - #6 "mushroom soup"
Monday, November 14, 2011
It's been a super busy month for me, hence the lack of posting for so long! Time to get back on track and get my rear in gear.
Here are some images I did for a small video game that my sister programmed to put in her resume.
Friday, September 23, 2011
tree project - #5 "tree ribbons"
So, originally I had planned on just sketching trees on their own for this little project, but I can't help myself. I just start adding things.
my thought process:
This tree needs ribbons.
...now someone looking at the ribbons!
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
tree project - #4 "lantern"
I seem to have lost the original of the sketch on the right, so all I have is this low-res copy. I wish I had had a better scanner back in the day (and that I had finished it!)
“'Hunt!' she screamed, and the Alaunt raised voice.
Her stallion dancing beneath her, Azhure raised the Wolven to her face and sighted down the shaft of the arrow… and, in their scores and their hundreds and their thousands, the Skraelings surged to the surface, arms flailing, eyes shining in terror, teeth exposed in fulsome voice…
And Azhure let fly, seizing another arrow in almost the same movement, and let fly, and seized another… and let fly…
And the Skraelings died.”
- Starman by Sara Douglass
One of my favorite scenes from a great author. I'd like to re-create this image and redo it from scratch, but this time with her pack of Alaunt surrounding her (and probably with a better background with a Skraeling or two.)
Speaking of Skraelings...
Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Wednesday, September 14, 2011
tree project - #2
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
tree project - #1
Over the past week I've hit a bit of a sketching slump. I'm in the process of developing a style and look for a new webcomic, and each time I think I have something good I would step back and shake my head. I think the hardest part for me is deciding on what I want the main character to look like, and my continuous disappointment is starting to hurt my drawing-hand's feelings. I just can't get what I have in my head onto paper. Deep down I know that I'll probably never be happy with what I come up with at first, and that I'll be able to tweak and refine it over time, but it still gets me down. Silly Americans and their need for instant gratification!
So, to keep my spirits up and to switch things up a little, I'm going to start a small project. Each week I'm going to sketch a series of trees (because I lurve to draw trees!) so I can feel like I'm being productive while creating something I know I'll be happy with 99% of the time. I'm going to trick my brain into feeling positive! I'll choose an arbitrary number for the sake of having an end-point... let's say 26 trees.
Ochre is one of my favorite colors! I think my right-handedness is showing through the curvature of the tree...
Monday, September 12, 2011
Here are a few pieces of concept art for an untitled iPhone game that unfortunately did not get past early development. I got the chance to play around with a new style that was more whimsical than anything I've done before, and the end result made me super happy! I love drawing trees and forest-y places, so there's a little of that.
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