Thursday, November 18, 2010

Delilah Thumbnail and Value Study

This is the sketch I started with.

Next, I took reference, using a two model, a lighting studio, and proper equipment (it was my first time using the studio and equipment - it was great!). Using my photos, I made the drawing, which I then copied to a small size and worked on this value study - a mix of pencil and photoshop.

I hope to have the color comp underway - maybe finished?! - this weekend. And I'll shoot reference for another piece on Tuesday.

Only a few more weeks until these are all wrapped up - yikes! Wish me luck, pleeeaaasse!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sapphira Sketches

So, I'm not finished Esther yet, but I'm moving on to another piece in my series: Sapphira.

You can read the story of Sapphira here.

Here's my thumbnail.

And here's a study for the face I've been working on tonight. In the unfinished one, I used my own face as a model because the reference I had of the other model didn't have the right expression. However, working for the reference of her and the reference of my expression, I was able to blend the two and finish the study with the intended model.

Now, I'll do the final drawing, so I can scan it and start the color study by Tuesday. Then, I'll shoot reference for Delilah on Wednesday and begin that sketch right away.

Forward motion!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Lady or The Tiger?

To take a break from Esther here's something different. I finally put the pencil to the paper, and, while it's not a whole lot, this all occured between 9AM - 3PM tpday.


What started out as a "book cover" illustration for the short story, "The Lady or The Tiger" morphed into a fantasy book cover with an unidentified tiger-lady as the featured character. Here are my character designs and layouts in pencil/digital sketches.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


I'm making progress on my final! At this point it SHOULD only take another day to finish it up. At this point, it looks like it's from the zombie apocalypse adaptation of Esther...but I promise it won't for long. So pumped :)