This is a stripped-down repost from my official blog. I have a few more days worth of sketches to post, which I'll do in the following few days.
Anyway, I was sketching taxidermied animals from life in the natural history museum.
Griffon vulture pencil sketch, around 10 minutes.
Beech marten watercolor pencil sketch, around 15 minutes.
Red fox watercolor and ink sketch, around 30 minutes.
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This place hasn't been updated in a while... I had dedicated the majority of my free time to client projects (this is now changing). I still sketch every single day, but most of it is not very good.
Here are some sketches I did recently. Top left is view from my window in Pilot Parallel pen which doesn't have waterproof ink. Bottom left is again, view from my window, this time in waterproof brush pen. On the right are some things that caught my attention.
This following sketch is something I completely about. I couldn't decide whether to draw a boy or a girl so I drew something that was not obviously either. Ang he/she has a huge nose.
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I've been deep in a pile of client projects so I barely get a chance to do anything more than a doodle for myself these days, and they're not really worth sharing, so here's something I did for work.
I'm making a design for a shield of a House in a college (yes they actually have those in UK for real! I thought it was just a Harry Potter thing). They loved my Phoenix illustration so they've asked me to do something similar.
Excuse me for the obnoxious copyright notice, but the last time I drew a phoenix it's been traced and ripped off in so many ways it's not even funny anymore (and I've managed to take down those I've found on stock vector sites).
Here are some quick shield mock-ups I sent the client along with the sketches:
Before that, I did some warm-up doodles with a brush pen, I kinda like them so here they are:
Each took about a minute, it's a wonder what you can do with a brush, sometimes I feel like it's drawing itself and I don't have anything to do with it. I might make some Photoshop brushes with some of these soon, hmm.
EDIT: Here's the finished Phoenix design on my portfolio website.
Posted on 22.05.2013 04:41 CET in: animals, doodles, fantasy, sketches, work | Comments
Yesterday our family cat brought a bird, and after he let it lying there I went to sketch it before burying it. It's not everyday that I get to draw a bird from up close.
Brush pen in a sketchbook.
Precisely what it says on the tin - yesterday I went for a walk and passed by a horse ranch, and I took a few minutes to sketch the horse, than colored it at home.
Pencil and watercolor in a Canson sketchbook.
He(?) really is that chubby :) in other note, I didn't do the hair color correctly, he had more whiter patches on the back but I was very quick and imprecise about it.