Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Cougar color

I always like to see other people's works in progress, so I am not shy about posting my own. Here I'm experimenting with technique and style. With any luck, I'll learn something as I go! I still need to figure out the leather boots and how I'm going to handle the hair! Should be fun.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Cougars Revisited

Here is another go at the cougar sketch from last week. This time I waned to get a bit more life into the drawing. I think it is moving into the right direction; and it proves that there is great value in doing some warm up drawings!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Beware of the Cougars

While out on the town this past weekend, we spotted some unusual nightlife....apparently, our Metro area has a very robust cougar population.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Mer Mer

I made some changes to this little mermaid. Once I began to throw down some color I noticed some weighty issues with her starboard side that hadn't bothered me before. So I took off a bit here and added some details there. In any event, I would consider this color sketch finito.

Friday, June 19, 2009

More MER

I decided to get myself a little deeper into trouble by sketching in a background. Let's see where this takes us...

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Here is a bit of process. First a quick sketch of a mermaid just floating around in the water.

A bit of digital inking to get the ball rolling. Still getting used to freehand inking on the computer. Still, well enough for this little exercise.

Now I have begun to lay in some shadows. I am trying to work out a simple value system to help give form. I could not resist throwing in color for the hair. I just knew she would have to be a red head.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Change of Pace

Here is something that I am excited to be working on. As you may have guessed it is a parrot. This is not just any parrot, however, but the one and only Margaritaville Parrot. Since I cannot show the entire piece, I thought I could show a detail of the head.

Here, too, is a detail of the feet. Photoshop can be loads more satisfying when you find the "magic" button. As you can see, I am still looking for that key.