Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Fifth Doctor - Peter Davison

This one was really tough and I am waiting for someone to call me out that I may NOT have really caught Peter Davison's likeness. I think part of that is that Mr. Davison really has no outright distinctive features. No big nose, large eyes, curly hair, .....none of that! Plus he was only 29 when he started playing the part and doesn't even have wrinkles! I think the other part was that Peter Davison was MY doctor. They say you always remember the actor in the role when you find the program to be the one you remember the most, and he was mine. I was in high school and I was introduced to the show by my close friend, John Larkin. I never looked back. I was drawn in and I loved it. I wish I could talk to John about the program now that it is back on television. He probably will never even see this blog let alone contact me. Regardless, this one is for you John.

Here is my preliminary sketch all done on my touchscreen in ArtRage.

Friday, October 23, 2009

The Fourth Doctor - Tom Baker

I know this may be the most popular of the series which is kinda daunting looking forward. Maybe David Tennant will make up for it. Who knows. Pun intended! This one was a lot of fun and came about very quickly. This illustration also marks my first with my new computer (Thank you Wayne!!!). While it is not a pressure sensitive Cintique(?), it is a touch screen and I was able to actually do the "painting" parts using a real paintbrush right on the screen!! I even did the rough demo for this one on this from drawing to painting all with a real brush in my hand. You can see that one posted as well as that marks my very first "art" made with my new toy. I really hope you all like this one. Jelly baby anyone???

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Another cereal box painting

So I have a stack of cut up cereal boxes covered in gesso waiting for me to try things out. Here is my second one of those. After my disappointment over my last post, I decided to dedicate a bit more time with the drawing of the figure first before painting. A novel idea, I know. I actually like the drawing of this one and the painting for the most part. Just wish I centered the figure better and killed some negative space more. The colors didn't really scan correctly either, the original looks better (color wise) than what you are seeing here.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Quick (...and crappy) Paint Test

I know it's a piece of crap, but I learned something here. I have a clear course of how to approach my next painting. From drawing to painting. Something to be said for that ya know. So, since this is a warts and all type blog, I feel obliged to share my failures as well. I actually painted this all in acrylic on the back of a piece of gessoed cereal box!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Cup of Joe

That's what Tim Rogerson called it at least. I did this on top of an old canvas just to paint something really. I am still on the fence with it even tho many people tell me they like it. Hmmmmmmmm.........

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Playing with paint

I found a big piece of illustration board with an old drawing on it that was not worth keeping. I decided it would make a good support for experimenting with some paint. I gessoed over it all and then did two quick "paintings". On the left of the board I did a quick Mickey Mouse all in acrylic and then some colored pencil on top. I kinda like the look of that one. On the right of the board, I drew this dapper fellow with a sharpie and then laid an acrylic wash over him as an underpainting and then airbrushed some color and then applied colored pencil. I really didn't like this one and you can see I only concentrated on the face and didn't add anything beyond the washes to anything else. Got it out of my system tho.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Autodesk Sketchbook Mobile

Got the new Sketchbook Mobile app for my iPhone and have been playing with it. I really like it. For those Brushes users out there, you may want to check it out. I totally love how I can draw in this app. The pencil is so much better than the one in Brushes. I have to admit, that even tho both apps let you paint with layers, there is no layer opacity mode for Sketchbook. I hope this is added in an update because I seriously believe that is all it needs. I have not produced any great works of art on it (or ANYWHERE for that matter) but I have used it in lieu of a sketchbook on many occasions to even just jot down an idea or thumbnail to use later on. Here are some odds and ends.

Here is a quick sketch of Joe taking a nap.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Doctor 3.2

Just foolin' around with some illustrator brushes and such the other night and toyed with the inked version of Pertwee. Just playing really.