Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Favorite Movies of 2011 - In Theaters

I try to make a point of seeing one hundred movies a year I've never seen before. They can be seen in theaters, on DVD, rented, borrowed, etc. (Torrenting is discouraged unless it's out of print.) Here are my fifteen favorites from this year that I've seen in theaters.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Rainy Days

This is the color version of a Christmas present for a friend. I will get a print of this to you as soon as I have toner, darlin! :)

Monday, December 12, 2011

Big Art Dump of Sexy Girls

Well, I did not realize I was going to do this much drawing this weekend, but wow. Lookit that. Most of it turned out well, so here it goes! :)

DR. SKETCHY'S NYC 6TH BIRTHDAY
Yesterday was the last Dr. Sketchy's NYC of the year and a thousand praises should be given to Lillet St. Sunday who was not only an amazing model, but her final pose was twenty minutes standing and in action. I've seen maybe two models who can do that and she deserves all the prizes. I showed up late, but here are my drawings from the session.

5 minutes

10 minutes (challenge: incorporate past Dr. Sketchy's events. I tried to draw Lillet as a fairy playing the ocarina with Justine Joli's Link, but I ran out of time. Very interested in finishing this tho.)

10 minutes

20 minutes (challenge: party games. I did a second drawing to get a better grasp of her face.)

20 minutes. This, I do not like, because it's too precious with details and the anatomy and composition suffer. I used what time I had left to do new drawings and concentrate on her expression. But I wanted to include it here because I think more artists should be honest about sharing their lousy drawings.

Much better! More vibrant action and composition. This was her killer 20 minute standing post, so I figures the least I can do is do her justice. These took about 2 minutes each, I think?

Someone tell me what this looks with old 3-D glasses. :)

RANDOM SKETCHES
Just some dancing drawings when I was out yesterday and in the night before that.
Sat in Dark Bar listening to DJ Templar, Jeffo, and Xris Smack spinning different goth tunes. Felt like drawing different dancing girlies.

The artist (not seen: reds, pinks, and greens, completing my hipster goth look)

Yesterday's dancing girly drawings, mostly trying to figure out how I move when I gogo.

Random doodle of a mod girl from an old photograph

Thought process for a possible illustration for a friend


FIGURE DRAWING TOUCH-UPS
I went through my old figure drawings I'd recorded and decided to clean up some of them. Some got worse, some got better, but it was a fun exercise now that I have a better sense of the human body. :)



DOODLE OF LOVE!
Quick postie doodle of my lovely friend Polly Guo who is an incredible artist and hilarious and watching her work has helped me so much as an artist. I wanted to draw her in this gorgeous outfit she wore once, but I barely remember it. XD Anyway, she's awesome and I just wanted to sketch it and share it.

Friday, December 9, 2011

Napkin Doodles

Napkin doodles from The Chameleons' show at The Delancey. This is what one doodles when their anxiety has flared up, meds are at home, so one sits in the back drawing monsters, people in the crowd, possible flyer designs, and a Mr. Mark Burgess himself at the bottom while listening to good tunes.

There is no way to properly describe what it feels like to hear "Swamp Thing" live. That song changed my life.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

2011: The Year in Review


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PROS:
~started working in a loose inking style that stayed close to my original rough pencils that made me more comfortable with finishing work
~grew more comfortable with drawing the human figure (many thanks to Steve Gaffney for his help)
~broke out of yellow/purple comfort zone and got into new styles
~managed to make a lot of new favorite pieces despite my injured drawing hand
~curated an art show!

CONS:
~didn't finish a lot of illustrations and animation because of my injury
~limited myself by drawing a lot of 3/4 portraits. Next year, action poses and backgrounds!
~barely did any finished work in August because of a number of breakdowns over home and work.

Hoping to do more awesome work next year! :)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Candy Canes and Plum Pudding

The holidays are upon us, amici! Hope you all get lots of presents and eat lots of food and pass all of your finals. :)