Tuesday 30 November 2010

November 2010 sketchbook pages

Scanned in the last few pages of my sketchbook. Gotta get a new one! :)

I also need to practice more on anatomy and poses. These are from posemaniacs.com:

Saturday 27 November 2010

Cats like magic

Or whatever. I like cats, anyway. :)

Painter + Photoshop, but lost track of time with this one. I assume a little more than an hour.

I was thinking about this scene yesterday evening at the metro. I thought first of a fiddler on a roof (probably because I was listening to Gogol Bordello), and then of a cat on an opposite roof listening. But when I sat down to sketch it today, I couldn't get the composition right, so I cropped the cat side of the picture.

Painter is wonderful for such quick colour sketches, but on this computer it's misbehaving a bit. I particularly couldn't get Pepper Spray (one of my favourite tools for textured washes) to tilt properly. So I took the image back to Photoshop and fiddled (heh!) with it some more there.

Friday 26 November 2010


For the CGSociety Daily Sketch Forum, again (topic: fog)

Photoshop, ca. 45-50min. I looked at this stock photo for (loose) reference.

(Old English weard (Æ¿eard): guardian, watchman)

Saturday 20 November 2010

The girl with pink hair

For CGSociety's Daily Sketch Forum, DSF 2340 60 MN - "The Girl with the Pink Hair".

Photoshop, a bit more than an hour. Not quite the effect I had in mind, but I'm not unhappy about the watercolour-like feel.

Friday 12 November 2010

The Black Wall

From CGSociety's Daily Sketch Forum: CGS_DSF 2335 60mn "The Black Wall".

 (click for larger view)

PS, 45min. Reference from the Gaza Strip barrier.

Thursday 11 November 2010


Quick wake-up sketch from this morning. Might work more on it later.

Need to find a better way to simulate rain, though. This was an experiment gone awry. :}

Friday 5 November 2010


I missed my old quick works, so I decided to do more of them. It's a nice excuse to go wild with colours and textures. :)

I think this may have been triggered by viewing a J.M.W Turner painting last night. I've always admired the intense and slightly chaotic feel of his landscapes.

Photoshop, ca. 2h, on and off. 

Saved some progress shots, too: