Well I got home from work and started doing the #dailysketch challenge while my dinner was cooking, got distracted by tv, came back to the sketch and didnt like it so started again.
This image took just around 45 minutes – a bit beyond the 30 min time limit but I wanted to add a bit of color to it. I based it on an old life study I did so I had the pose already, just needed to redraw it.
Challenge: Poison Ivy
Copyright: DC Comics
For today’s #DSC [link] I got a bit carried away but still never got to the point of “inking” heh.. Oh well here is just over 45 minutes work (of a 30min deadline DOH) of Madelyne Prior or the Goblyn Queen as she was sometimes known. Had a lot of fun sketching goblins and creatures
Used a photo of Yamila Diaz for reference for the pose.
I may come back to this and finish it, hence WIP 😉
This weekend’s sketch challenge [link] was a 2 hour rendition of the X-Men (your preferred perfect class in the original uniforms. Well the Original or First Class was my preferred choice so here we are:
Characters: X-Men, Angel, Beast, Cyclops, Iceman, Jean Grey
Tools: Paint Tool Sai
Time: 2 hours
And here are a couple of WIP steps for those interested in that sort of thing:
Well for today’s #dailysketchchallenge I thought i would have fun
DC’s Beast Boy partway through transforming into a snake but caught in a Plastic Man look.. kinda
Time Taken 35 minutes
Today’s #dailysketchchallenge was Ken Washio / Eagle from Gatchaman. I remember this better as Battle of the Planets/G Force so I did this using a screen cap from the cartoon for reference.
The left hand image is the sketch and almost final lines done in the 30 minute time limit.
The right hand image is the finished greys/shaded – done in just over 60 minutes (with text etc).
Using Paint Tool Sai.
For the Weekend Challenge over at #dailysketchchallenge we were asked to do an image of ourselves as a hero or villain, and include an image of yourself that you used as reference. I decided I would do Rorschach from the Watchmen as I remembered I had this image of myself in a big coat (taken for my travel pass I think) from a couple of years ago.
Here is the image as at just after the 60 minute mark (challenge time limit). I will post a completed image because I enjoyed this so much I wnet on to finish it (color/background)! The fun bits so far were recreating the Comedian’s badge from scratch and coming up with an inkblot for the mask – I have tried to tie the pattern into my own facial features so a heavy block over/around the eyes and a hint of the mouth and beard at the bottom.
And here is the final version of my Weekend Challenge from #dailysketchchallenge. Finalised the coloring and recreated a background from the comic (smoggy sky). Smudged up the inkblot to make it look more like the movie and added lots of shading and highlights etc. Coat and hat now also have a texture as does the mask.
Done completely in Sai. Finished piece took around two and a half hours
Completed for the Daily Sketch Challenge 26/08/2011. Was supposed to be a 15 – 60 min challenge – I think this actually took about 80 minutes because I didnt want to stop!
Lara was used a photo of a posed model as inspiration with the gun was a google find (i think)
Well here is the “finished” artwork based on my DSC Assassin’s Creed sketch from earlier.
Complete Time (including sketch): 3 Hrs overall
Character Copyright: Ubisoft/Gameloft/Griptonite Games
Well here is my entry for Thursday’s (25/8/2011) #dailysketchchallenge [link]
Subject: Assassin’s Creed
There will be a more complete version posted once it is finished
For the Daily Sketch Challenge – Green Boy / Hell Lantern 60 minute challenge – this felt much more reasonable timescale for me – as I got to add some basic coloring. Really happy with sketch – best I have done in a while.
Done in Paint Tools Sai using a Hell Boy statue as a model (very low rate of pay – slave labour almost!)
Completed for the Member Appreciation Challenge set by #DailySketchChallenge. This is digitally inked using Paint Tools Sai over a great little sketch by -BAM- here: [link]. I was trying to give it a “Paul Grist” feel in the inking as that seemed to fit the style of the sketch.
-Bam can be found on Deviant here: [link]
Well for this sketch challenge http://outcaststudios.com/forums/index.php/topic/10989-daily-sketch-challenge-vol-16-05/ I was inspired by a pose I saw in the Supergirl - May Happy Returns Trade Paperback where Supergirl meets Supergirl!
Anyway the basic sketch here took about 20minutes and then another 15 to get the coloring done.
So here we see Arisia Rrab, Green Lantern of Sector 2815
Another challenge over on deviant. This time I decided to do a quick painting of his helmet based on the provided reference. This took about 35 mins (a bit over the time limit) and I missed a few bits, but it is amazing how much some people can do in 30 minutes. Again done in Paint Tools Sai.
Just a 30(ish) minute warming up sketch done for one of the Deviant art groups I am a member of. You may see these appearing now and then. Done in Paint Tools Sai.
The next challenge completed was Marvel's Iron Monger from the Iron Man series. http://outcaststudios.com/forums/index.php/topic/10985-daily-sketch-challenge-vol-16-02/
Done in Sai in around 15-20mins
Wasn't really familiar with this DC Comics character but liked the look of it so here is my entry for this challenge http://outcaststudios.com/forums/index.php/topic/10931-daily-sketch-challenge-vol16-01/
Left is the reference, middle is the sketch - took around 15 minutes. To the right is some colors.
Decided to go and try some sketch challenges. Here is the first: http://outcaststudios.com/forums/index.php/topic/10831-weekend-challenge/
Complete a 4 panel layout for Sweattshop's comic Tiger Blood:
Panel 1. (Worms eye - medium) Tiger Blood is crouched on a rooftop edge. The moon rising behind him.
Panel 2. (Birds eye - wide) Over TB's shoulder we see four thugs with guns waiting outside an alley way door.
Thug one: "We're gettin' payback tonight"
Thug two: "Hey, maybe cops shouldn't have families. It's a dangerous line of work.
Panel 3. TB leaps into the thugs ripping the chest of one thug, grabbing the gun of another while it fires into the air.
FX: tat tat tat tat
Panel 4. TB has the thug by the throat and two others are pointing their guns in TB's direction but everyone is staring at the shadowed figure with the reptile hand.
Reptile: "Ssss, Kitty bleeds now..."
Well it is not something I usually do but was kinda fun - not sure if I really met the brief but gave it a shot.
Another sketch challenge – an old Marvel Comic Character Gabriel the Devil Hunter – seems to be a mashup of a few different marvel genre characters http://outcaststudios.com/forums/index.php/topic/10826-daily-sketch-challenge-vol15-28/
Took me about 20 minutes in SAI
Another weekend another sketch challengeover at Outcast – the challenge was to sketch up your favourite animation or transform a non animated show or movie into a cartoon. http://outcaststudios.com/forums/index.php/topic/10808-outcast-staffers-weekend-challenge/
I love Shaun of the Dead with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost and thought it would make a great ongoing animated series so here is my “poster” for it. based on movie promotional material.