Daily sketches

Here’s some of the art I’ve been posting on twitter lately as part of this sketch dailies thing. There are some fantastic artists contributing, and it also gives me a chance to stretch those creative muscles out a bit.

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Nov sketches 1

It’s been a while since I’ve added something, so here’s some sketches I’ve been kicking around as I get ready for some new projects. Four-legged animals aren’t exactly my specialty and one of these projects requires me to draw a wolf  (preferably angry) so these drawings are my attempt to better grasp the proportions through photo reference, and more importantly, figure out how best to describe that proportion through the folds on their hair. Also, viking buildings! Is that a plunger or an old anvil? (It’s an old anvil.)sketches1108

 

Love the hair

womanI’ve been going through a lot of old pages of Pinocchio Vampire Slayer lately and, typically, was very critical of myself. Of all my self-criticisms the biggest is my disappointment in my early renditions of Carlotta. When I saw the picture that inspired this drawing, I couldn’t help but think this is how I would’ve liked to have drawn her. So to my past self, this is how you should’ve done it *smacks the back of past self’s head*. I hope he’s learned his lesson.

Musician

I can’t even remember what I was researching, but I came across a photo of this guy playing this unusual looking instrument and thought that would make a great character for a future book I’m working on. Here’s the sketch I did to make sure I actually remember to use him.musician