It’s been a while since I’ve posted. I’m currently balls deep in a large elaborate colored pencil piece which is taking WAY longer than I had hoped, so I figured I’d take a quick break and finish something I started 32 years ago back in 1983:
And the original:
I consider myself extremely lucky to have parents with an appreciation for art. My mother is an artist and my dad is a published writer. Together they were very encouraging and supportive for anything related to creativity. I am even luckier that they horded every bit of art my brothers sisters and I made and filed it all away for us. I recently got this idea in my head (the idea undoubtedly plagiarized by something I most likely saw on the interwebs ages ago) to sort through the three fat folders of artwork I made way too long ago when I was young and “finish” some of my favorite ones. I found five great candidates and this little horny bastard is the first.
The only rules I set for myself in doing this are as follows:
The colorized “finished” picture must use the vast majority of the original lines of the scanned artwork and must be used as they were placed.
I can add to lines and create details and features that were not present in the original, but can remove nothing that is obviously intentionally placed.
The “finished” version still has to have the same “spirit” that my younger self intended when first drawing it.
Hopefully I am onto something that people besides myself find amusing and interesting. There will be more in time. Now back to that fucking colored pencil time-hog…
Because I felt the need to do something random, non-offensive, and in color:
Every once in a while I like to try to challenge myself to make something that can’t be construed as offensive. I got out of work early today and filled that need. This was done digitally on my Wacom Cintiq Companion using Corel Painter while planted on my ass in front of the television watching Face Off. Man, I am really starting to go through mask-making withdrawals! After I get around to and complete my entries for “The Official Handbook to the Marvel Universe – REDUX Edition”…(and yes…I really am going to get around to that,) I am thinking there is some sculpting on the horizon.
As always, thanks for viewing, and thanks even more to those who choose to follow me! You guys help me find motivation to keep doing the art thing!
While waiting for my oil to be changed today, I began messing around with the “Skullfuckery 2” picture I made for the previous post. Through various experimentation with filters and layers and general Photoshopfuckery magics, I came up with this mess. Consider it filler!
All day today I couldn’t stop thinking about how enjoyable working on the Skullfuckery experiment from my last post was, so I decided to try again. I’m not as happy with this attempt as I was with the first – maybe because the spontaneity just isn’t there like it was with the last attempt – but I spent just enough time on it to feel like it’d be a shitty waste to not post it.
Maybe one day I’ll revisit this concept, but for now I’m thinking this well is tapped.
It’s been a few days since I’ve been able to draw anything thanks to a shitty tooth infection and a complete lack of sleep, but I was finally able to do something productive thanks to a tooth extraction and some painkillers.
I took this photo of my boneheaded and disembodied roommate, then imported it into Corel Painter on my Wacom Cintiq Companion to scribble on. I didn’t use any cloning or stretching, liquefy, or any sort of filters. This has just been drawn on in an exercise to replicate textures and materials…plus thanks to my painkillers I was pretty high so this just seemed like a good idea. Surprisingly I don’t totally hate it.