Wednesday, December 28, 2011

One Last figure for the Week!

I'm not going to update now for the rest of the week. Will update sometime next week probably.

Just another 1 hour study from a coloured photo >.>

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Two 1 hour figure studies + Painter 12 hint

This was interesting because I found out that lowering the Opacity for Artists Oils really makes a difference. I never really tried it before because it didn't really work with Oil Pastels. That being said the one on the left was done with opacity at 100% up until near the end when I discovered it and the one to the right was done with opacity set to 40% when I needed to render. Both were done in an hour. - I personally see a difference. I managed to get more done on the figure to the right as well. Which is nice :333

You see it toooo right????? ;____;


Monday, December 26, 2011

Lust of the Lips - Deviant art Contest Entry




Never really have done photo manipulation like this before. It was fun! Done in Painter 12.

Abstract thing and Figure

Whooo Update! - Abstract thingy and a figure. Can you tell which is which?


Saturday, December 24, 2011

My Mech Fish

It's a fish! But only metal. And robotic. And powerd by something that would burn your flesh off.

- It's always happy time in my world!

Some Artwork! + news

Left: 15 min or so, Right: 30 Min - both suck.
The last two go as followed: 5min, 10min. - Strangely enough...
Some life drawing I did! ^^^ - I did more but didn't bother to save them all.  Did these today.


Thursday, December 15, 2011

Soon. Very soon.

Soon I will update with worth while stuff. The holiday break is almost here for me and thus I will have the energy to do reviews and maybe some tutorials. Hell I might even post some fancy artwork. - That being said school drained me a lot (staying up until 2am working and going to school at 5:30am or 6:30am depending).

That being said I'm done bitching :3

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Lack of updates yet again!

School is a busy thing, go figure. So no updates for a while. It's not like it really matters to be honest :P - It's not like anyone really reads this silly blog anyways xD

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

The Angel's Heart - Another new design on Threadless

The Angels Heart - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More 

Yet another new shirt I designed and submitted to Threadless! Please give it a good vote if you would like to see it as a T-shirt and possibly buy :3

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Flying With Roots - A new T-Shirt Design




Flying With Roots - Threadless T-shirts, Nude No More
Hey everyone! I now how a new shirt on threadless! If you enjoy the shirt design and would like to see it go for sale please click the link above to vote for it. Please give it a high vote if you enjoy it. I'll probably be making more t-shirt designs as well.

Monday, October 24, 2011

New Shirt! - Dalek


My new Dalek shirt! Which you can buy here: Mysoti

Hope you all enjoy! I would embed it but for some reason I can't seem to find the code for that >.>

I plan on posting another shirt soon. I'm waiting for threadless to hopefully accept it. And it won't be Doctor Who related!

The Vilppu Drawing Manual - A Book Review

Well I'm doing something quite strange with this review... The book happens to be free! Go figure right? Wow I'm so awesome *my perfect sarcasm* . So please enjoy this review and feel free to download it (quite literally).

Sorry yet again

I've actually noticed that this blog is still getting some decent traffic and that I should try updating more. I'm really sorry for not doing anything really this month. I've been really tired. It's finally reading week and I plan on doing quite a bit of updating. Mainly due to the fact I'm finally catching up on my sleep. I actually slept for 12 hours or more on the first night off. It was amazing. I haven't  had a good nights sleep for 2 months.

Anyways I'm working on a review now, and I'm going to make another post about a t-shirt I designed/new store. So yah.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sorry for the lack of updates

Right, sorry about that. There is a good reason why I'm not really updating and it's mainly because school actually requires me to work. However today I will try to upload some artwork and possibly write another book review. Until then please read this article and feel better about having no natural talent:

Hard work

This link makes me feel better anyways. I sure as hell didn't have a natural talent for drawing...

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Burne Horgarth: Dynamic Figure Drawing

Image provided by: Amazon
I like drawing naked people. It's a fact.

Now let's start this review. Dynamic Figure Drawing by Burne Hogarth is a relatively popular book considering it's an art book. Chances are if you ever had an art teacher or looked around on forums someone has recommended this book. So why are you reading this? Good point. I don't know. Maybe it's because my little reviews give you a jolly chuckle - either way you're bored enough to read this so let’s get on with it.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

High Bounce Rate

Maaan my blog has a high bounce rate ;____________________;

Monday, September 12, 2011

Reddit

I made a reddit post about my blog in IAmA - This is just proof to show that I did do this I suppose. Fuck ya.

Reddit - My secret crack.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

How to Draw Vampires - A Book Review

Image Provided by Amazon.
*Stops Sparkling* - Ah well... That's kind of embarrassing really... 

How to Draw Vampires is a book written by Mike Butkus and Merrie Destefano. The illustrations shown in the book are by Mike Butkus. And no. They don't sparkle. However that is not the most surprising part about this book, the most surprising part about this book is the fact that it is really really good. Really. So lets begin this review!

Friday, September 9, 2011

New Layout/Template

Working on a new template. I apparently got a complaint about it being confusing and too much. - Trying to tone it down. I'm thinking it's the background and the ads that are causing the noise. So gonna try and fix that. Please comment if the template bothers you.

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Creature Thumbnail Process

Oh my yet another one? But not Sci-Fi? I'm fucking original here. Alright so for this tutorial I'm going to praise the tool called "Soft Touch" which is a brush in Painter 12 created by Android Jones. And for those who have never heard of him: You may bow to his greatness here.

So lets start this tutorial:

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Cintiq

Our classroom has Cintiq! :33333333333 and it's the big version ~(!_!)~

- and they have one for every desk :3

Monday, September 5, 2011

Space Ship Environment

Just a little speed paint thing I did. Mainly just used this for reference:
Reference
Didn't really look at anything for the floating ship. Mainly focusing on creating a environment I suppose. Again I did not copy the reference exactly and was focused on creating something believable without to much imitation. Or at least that's what I like telling myself :3

Any comments or critiques would be helpful. I'm pretty new at painting environments.

Aysha - The Colossus of Life

Something I did a while ago for a deviantart contest. Link here: Deviantart -Obviously I didn't win :P

Saturday, September 3, 2011

100 Ways to Create Fantasy Figures - By Francis Tsai


Time for another book review (yaaaaay...). This is yet another book from the company Impact, which is surprising because I suppose that means they have a fairly good line up of published books... 100 Ways to Create Fantasy Figures is written by and uses illustrations from Francis Tsai.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Environment Studies

I triiiiied to do environments. I kinda suck at them.... Reference found here:

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Back Anatomy


 Some little study that I did.... I kinda suck at doing backs really ;___; 
 - I need to do more studies... Can't wait for life drawing in school :3333 
- I grabbed my reference from "Anatomy for the Artist" You can find it to the left of the screen under recommendations or look at my book review at the bottom for a link: 

Quick tutorial:

Sunday, August 28, 2011

All the ads!!!!

*shifty eyes*

Ads ads! Everywhere ads ;_____:

Why all the ads? - Cause I need some revenue to help me through college.

The Butterfly eats the Angel

I am sooooo boooored. I made this for funs. It is also on my concept art thread. So copyright to meeee bitches.


Saturday, August 27, 2011

Painting Process: The Thumbnail

Okay so I'm bored and decided that the blog is probably my only source of entertainment. Sad really. Maybe I should play a video game... Or exercise...*cough*

Anyways, this little tutorial (not really a tutorial...) will just show my process of rendering a thumbnail. Now I was a bit lazy with this and I didn't really focus so much on design. I just wanted to render something. So don't take this as a guide to designing or anything. I'll also explain the tools I use for this.

The program is Painter 12.

Google +1 thing or something and Free Advertisement

Right, so I want to promote my blog a bit more and I wouldn't mind asking if people shared the site with other friends or to tweet about it or something.

Next thing I want to talk about is the idea of free advertisement and how I'm offering a link for a link. There are only 2 catches involved:

1) That you need to have 30 hits a day or so. Which is about the same as mine.

2) It needs to be something about art, drawing, concept art, comics, etc. (However a game blog wouldn't hurt, I like games so I'll make an exception with that.)

- I also wouldn't mind if people just followed me. I'll follow them and such. 

Friday, August 26, 2011

Bold Visions: The Digital Painting Bible - by Gary Tonge

Image owned by Gary Tonge and Impact




I have returned and I thirst for the blood of pomegranate juice. I fucking love that stuff.

Today's review is one of great interest to probably many of you looking to get into digital art. After all if you want to do freelance or concept art this would be important to you. Bold Visions: The Digital Painting Bible is written by Gary Tonge and uses his drawings/paintings within the book.

Been busy

I've been a bit busy working on a poster for a friend for a club that we are going to start in my college (game club) soooo once I'm done that and it gets accepted by the college as a poster I'll submit it to my blog. I'll be making a new review soon, I just want to finish the damn painting first. I think my next one is going to beee...

Bold Visions: A Digital Painting Bible

^Big title no? I would do an anatomy book by Burne Hogarth but my girlfriend has those books in her apartment and I don't feel like travelling for an hour and a half to get them really. Plus she's in Hong Kong at the moment... On the bright side this book has pretty pictures. Lots and lots of pretty pictures...

Oh and I update my recent reviews with pictures :3 - Pretty pictures for all!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Figure Drawing (for all it's Worth) by Andrew Loomis - A Book Review

Image provided by Amazon


Alright time for another book review. Mainly because I don't feel like drawing at the moment and life isn't really going the way I planned it. After all why else would I do a book review?

Okay so, Figure Drawing for all it's Worth by Andrew Loomis is probably one of the greatest beginner books you will ever lay your eyes on. Nuff said.

But in all seriousness Andrew explores the very broad subject of drawing the figure, such as the hands, feet, drawing a person in perspective, proportion, etc. I've seen plenty of garbage books and Andrew does a fantastic job simplifying the human figure without making it look like a child drew it. He also shows some general processes that artists use in order to draw their figures and he explains it in text very well. If you are completely knew to figure drawing this book helps you build your foundations. Does this mean you will be a pro hax artist? No. Far from it really. This book is an amazing piece of work with great tips and inspirational text  but (in my humble opinion) the only way to get really good at figure drawing is to draw from life or lots of reference from photographs (and of course anatomy books, drawn or real). Does that mean you should not get this book? I would recommend getting it just because of the tips and how he simplifies the human form. Drawing from this book will help the beginner grab a basic understanding of how the human body works and allows the beginner to create a sort of image of how to start the figure before he begins.

Please remember though practice is what makes an artist good. Not the amount of books he has lying around (take me for example :3).

So you can either buy the book here or to the left in the side bar. - And as a bonus I would also recommend looking at Drawing the Head and Hands from Andrew Loomis as well. It's an amazing book that goes into a more in depth look into the (well obviously) head and hands. Great reference, great tricks and helps a lot in my opinion. Click here to get it.






Monday, August 22, 2011

New Doctor Who T-Shirt

I added a new Doctor Who t-shirt! You can view it here please enjoy.

Anatomy for the Artist - A book review.

From amazon

From Amazon


*Stops playing Starcraft* - Oh why hello. Today I will be reviewing Anatomy for Artists a book written by Sarah Simblet and photographed by John Davis.

Now there are many many books that talk about anatomy that artists can use for reference and for information. However not every book is meant for an artist and often contains more information than reference that one can use. This book however is meant for people who like pretty pictures and muscles.

Before continuing though I would like to say that the book does a fantastic job with telling you how muscles work (in text form) and that doing a little bit of reading never really hurts. 

The photography in this book is absolutely amazing. I love it. I think they oil up some of their models in order to show more groves on the surface. I can literally see almost all of their back muscles. The photographer really knew what he was doing when he chose his models and took their photos.

Now as for the illustrations: They are alright. I mean yes they are well done but they are not really the main focus in the book. There are a few sketches of hands, skulls and the like but they do not really make up much of the book. They do have some handy little drawings of muscles under the skin though and I find those to be useful.  So anyone really looking for anatomy reference with lots of drawings should look elsewhere. However I do like the full front and back view of the skeleton that is drawn near the front of the book. It's always great to have one of those handy.

Well to conclude this massive (end sarcasm) review I would like to say that this book is great. The models are one of the best I've seen (male and female) and anyone looking for real model reference would be doing themselves a favour by getting this book. Hell even the sketches add something to the book and make it even better.

Buy from amazon either to the left in the sidebar or click Here.





Sunday, August 21, 2011

Anatomy studies

I love this new book called Anatomy For The Artist (Sarah Simblet) great reference for anatomy and stuff. Would recommend to buy. I'm probably going to make a proper review for it on this blog later.



Friday, August 19, 2011

Face Palm Banner
















I did a banner for a friend. Here is the artwork from it. And here is his website:
Blackmage9999


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Sci Fi Thumbs

Lets see what my image looks like. - More images shalt be posted.

My new blog. Hopefully with pictures.

I'll probably put my artwork here. Just playing around with the template though. I want to put in a nice little background.

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