Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Wonder Woman Day

This is embarrassing because I originally timed this post to occur the day after Wonder Woman day, which was in September and now it is the end of November. In any case, I drew this bust picture in honor of her.

One thing that I absolutely hate doing and am still learning how to draw is women's hair. My wife tells me that I never draw enough volume in it. I am still learning what that means. I any case, I am trying to make the hair as voluminous as possible. Interestingly, this picture has some digital manipulation. Not to point to my mistakes, but I drew her mouth too close to her nose so because of that her face looked ugly. Fortunately, thanks to the miracle of computer technology, I was able to digitally fix her mouth and bring it down lower on her face.

I do wish that I made her eyes a bit smaller though. Her eyes are huge and it would have benefited to have her eyes to be slightly more proportioned to her face.  One thing that I am proud of is the feathering inking effect on her body, specifically on the right side of her face and her ear. It just looks really cool how it subtly blends into the blacks of her hair.

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Wolf Man

I have always had a soft spot for the Universal Studios movie monsters. They were never particularly scary to me but I loved the visuals of the black and white movies and their designs. The Wolf Man presents the particular challenge of having fur that cannot look too scraggly.

I have mentioned it before, but the trick to drawing fur is to draw it in a consistent direction and not all over the place. That is how all animals' furs are matted in real life. The Wolf Man was hard because I wanted his fur to look a little mangy. I also tried to make his fur look thicker and wilder too. I added more stray fur that goes in the opposite direction as the other ones.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Winter Soldier

Oh I have been watching and rewatching Captain America: Civil War on repeat and it still amazes me how well done the movie's portrayal of the Winter Soldier is. Especially for a relatively new comic character, he feels like he has so much history and interconnected experiences with other characters.

I am testing out my new style here some more where I create tons of black shadows and have a dominating light source. I try to make it obvious where the light source is coming from in the piece. In this case, it is on Bucky's upper right hand side. If you haven't heard of him, I am greatly inspired by comic artist Chris Samnee, who drew Daredevil and currently doing amazing art in Black Widow. He really uses the shadows as a way to tell where the image ends and begins so well. He also has a slight cartoony look, but his stupendous adherence to the light source and blacks grounds his pieces in reality.

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Green Arrow

I draw this as I currently make my way through the latest season of Arrow. I will say this, drawing the Green Arrow is actually a lot of fun. The hardest part was actually drawing the arrow shaft. When I draw his arms, I have to keep in mind how long the shaft looks. Honestly, it still looks a bit too long, but I guess it'll have to do.

I also drew this as a way to practice my new style, where I put heavy shadows on everything. I also purposely neglect drawing lines on certain parts of the figure. In general, the effect looks pretty great. It gives it a slightly more realistic look since that is how shadows fall on people.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Daredevil Shadows

I am slacking on my blogging lately. So not much commentary here. I tried to do a drawing of Daredevil in almost complete shadows. I would love to work try to rework the speed lines on his shadow because I don't think it looks quite right. Additionally, my absolute favorite part of the picture is Daredevil's briefs. They are exactly what it should look like in real life with the light source coming at it from above.