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Message to the Sea – Final Drawing for Draw II Class

Message-to-the-Steam---Ink-and-marker

I pulled all the stops for this drawing. After using graphite and charcoal for months, I returned to my old love : Ink. I went though 50 thumbnail sketches. I  made studies of eel anatomy, fish, boats, ocean waves, etc. I spent about 5 hours on the research side (thumbnails and studies) and about 10 hours rendering this with Micron Pens, Sharpies, and Copic markers. I avoided realism and aimed to make a narrative illustration you would see in a children’s book. It’s surprisingly difficult to render waves with ink. I used many visual tricks to force your eye to stare at the envelope (focal) in the middle. I feel my drawing and comp classes are starting to pay off.

Let me know what you think. I would to hear what you think is the narrative for this drawing.

Ink and marker on Bristol Board. 24×16. Time Spent :4-5 hours on research/studies, 8-10 hours on rendering the drawing.

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The Dragon Emerges

monster-truthless

A super quick illustration I did for the Ugly Truth Contest which I had to have in by midnight tonight, so I procrastinated to the last minute to do it. The reason I resisted is that I’m not to fond or good at macabre artwork. The submission of this painting I send to Ugly Truth has a mouth inside the mouth. I liked the original better so I uploaded this to the blog instead. There is so many great submissions, don’t think I have much of a shot this time due to the lack of macabre in my painting and that I didn’t have time to color it. That’s OK though, because it was fun regardless. And it It was my first time I ever entered a contest. I will be entering more contests in the future

Photoshop,  3-4 Hours. Used my own photos as a reference.

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The Guardian of Chipajoya Temple

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The monster guards his crystal from thieves. I haven’t done a flat shaded painting in a while. Thought I would give it a shot. I haven’t been in the mood to speed paint lately so I worked on this slowly off and on for a couple days while while I worked on Alec and Cruz.
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