Wednesday, November 29, 2006
here's a quick sketch for a steampunk captain, and a scratchboard piece for a steampunk magazine commission on the author michael moorcock. NOTE THE STINKINESS on the moorcock- wish i had taken more time on it, but that is life. finals week, and a free magazine job=lack of patience! poppycock i say.
Posted by grumbleart sometime near 6:21 PM
Saturday, November 25, 2006
Okay- so I got rid of the last post just cuz I felt it wasn't that 'good' looking- instead, here are some of the critters I skeptched before, with some quick colors on 'em (granted they aren't the ones I'm using in the Bestiary, but when I get that all settled I'll have a big post)!
Posted by grumbleart sometime near 11:38 PM
Sunday, November 19, 2006
Started the Creature of the Week competition, this time it is an Armored Jellyfish. Technically we aren't allowed to 'accesorize' our species, but I felt the japanese battle helmet was a pivotal attribute. Due Wednesday so I have plenty of time to make the organs all squishy. oh happiness!
Posted by grumbleart sometime near 7:34 PM
Saturday, November 18, 2006
For my Works on Paper final project I've decided to make a 'Bestiary' of somewhat odd creations. I plan on doing a sort of antiqued field guide, with diagrams and indepth commentary about the animals. The tentative title is 'The Muttonhoag Compendium: A collection of rare and unfettered species from the Muttonhoag Reserve' Here are some quick sketches of ideas: The Durmite, Blumptilly, Pigarpillar (actually a concept for my comics class but what the hell), Mullbum and Vosk. I can usually get four or five of the done an hour so when I get time I'll update!
Posted by grumbleart sometime near 1:22 PM
Monday, November 13, 2006
I've decided to start doing the Character/Creature of the Week competitions at the Conceptart.org website in my spare time (hah!), so here's a work in progress of this weeks C.H.O.W: a sewer mermaid king. I like the sketch, but all the colors are kinda looking...how should I say...like mittencrap. Yes, mittencrap
Posted by grumbleart sometime near 7:15 PM
Friday, November 10, 2006
I've had a few people ask me where they can get a listen to some of my music (how they knew that I had actually recorded I haven't a clue, considering I've put all music on hiatus while I tryen get my art up to snuff with it) but anyhoo, if you're so inclined, there's an old myspace account I have...seldom visited but give it a whirl!
(p.s. this picture has nothing to do with it, but what's a blog entry worth without some work? just a quickie acrylic sketch)
Posted by grumbleart sometime near 10:35 PM
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
finished 'er up tonight, though i still despise that nasty little face i managed to paste on the guy to the right. if anyone can send me some piccies of a strong egyptian type face i'd be oh so intrigued! sorry about the horrid lighting, but that's all we's gots down here in the basement studios.
i'm also thinking i might add some verrrrrry light white washes to some of the sky. anyhoo, here she is:
heavy artillary in flight (jolly rogers of the sky)
charcoal, bad lighting on paper
Posted by grumbleart sometime near 9:31 PM
Saturday, November 04, 2006
And so it begins. Here we have the first hour of working on my 7x5 project for my Works on Paper class. Rives BFK paper mounted on foamboard, and due to a manky little internet scam agency who took out 50 dollars from my account before these transactions went through, I'm only 259 dollars in debt! Hallelujah praise my gord. At least I can just be happy with my little box of charcoal for the time being. Soooo anyhoo-I also took a quick little piccie of the character I'm working on right now, but most likely it won't turn out the same, I always tend to like leaving alot of dark shadow areas with my charcoal thingamabobs. Ve shall see, jah?
Posted by grumbleart sometime near 6:43 PM