Each year I keep forgetting to draw something appropriate for October and this year I remembered! I was inspired by some photos my husband took of the local zombie walk a few years ago. Appetizing?
Here is yesterday's ink drawing. It's the under-drawing for a painting I am working on for a friend. I had initially made an error in laying out the perspective on the foreground elements and had to revisit it yesterday which I followed up by inking in my scanned changes over the buildings.
There are two major elements I left out because they would give away too much. :)
Here is today's sketch. I was a little tired after a day of errands so sat down to watch The Lone Ranger with the hubby. By the time we were done watching the movie, I was quite zonked so the only idea that came to mind was the cute carnivorous rabbits that reminded me fondly of the Monty Python rabbits so this is what I chose. On another note, I don't think I'll use gel pens for drawing again because I found it hard to control...or maybe I'm just too tired.
I was feeling really creative tonight so rushed with the chores so I could have a little time to draw. I used pen. Now to make dinner.
I went to Kansas City this past weekend to attend the Spectrum Fantastic Art Live 3-day conference event to listen to some of my art idols share their experiences about their work, their life and the industry, and to get inspired. I was indeed inspired... and overwhelmed by the amazing collection of talent in the hall. It was a real treat to meet in person some of the artists whose art books grace our library. And, they were all so friendly and willing to share their process! I was especially fortunate to meet and chat with Michael Whelan, James Gurney, Brom and Brian Despain.
Since this would be a boring post without any pictures, I've included some photos below of Kansas City architecture I found interesting, a drawing I did at the life drawing session put on by Spectrum, a picture of Michael Whelan who was kind enough to pose for us, James Gurney's work in-progress of an ogre (he jokingly called it a self-portrait), along with some art treasures we brought home with us.
Now that I've moved and my office is less of a disaster zone, I thought I'd attach some thumbnails I completed for my friend's pet portrait commission. It's been on hold for a while for various reasons but I will now be resuming and plan to post pics of the progression.
Wow, it's been some time since I last posted a finished piece but...with good reason. I've started taking a Pencilling and Inking class with Leonard Kirk at the TCW and I've been working on commissions. Below is a sneak peak of a recently completed concept art piece I did for my friend Cherelle's short film that's currently in production. I wish I could show more but it will have to wait. More info about the film can be found here.
After the TCAF (Toronto Comic Arts Festival) and some art supply shopping, the hubby and I stopped at a gallery/café across from the AGO. I wanted to try out my new mechanical blue pencil so drew a quick sketch of Victor. He wanted to try out his new brush pen so inked it. Here is the result. I think we make a good team.