I did this piece for some friends Beltane celebration this past spring. Sadly we couldn't actually make it to the party for some reason. This was done fairly quick and dirty like, as it was more of a favor than anything else, and they loved the way it turned out, so that's what is really important, right? The drawing is pencil and colors photoshop.
Finally got this guy painted up again after losing a version I had previously worked on to a dead flash drive. I changed quite a bit in the composition from the pencil sketch but I'm overall pretty happy with how it turned out. Let me know what you think of the final piece.
I'm glad to be able to finally share this piece, it's been done for a while now but I had to wait for the client to unveil it. I think it's the best work I've done to date.
The concept and name for this piece are by Dallas Brown of Wounded Healer (http://www.facebook.com/woundedhealermusic?ref=ts&fref=ts)
They are a great musical duo playing acoustic flamenco style guitar with native american flute.
Being heavily inspired in their youth by rock and heavy metal they put together this, the first of two albums of cover songs done in their own stylings. Check it out, it's well worth listening to even if you don't know the songs.
This is a wingless dragon, and he's really fat. He's not big, maybe the size of a rhino at the shoulders. I image one could ride him if they were to have a good rapport. Otherwise he would eat them and go back to sleep.
So posting that dragon piece the other day got me thinking about dragons. Dragons were the first creatures I can remember really grabbing my attention and I have always loved them. Anything to do with them, from cute dragons, to mean dragons, to dragon people. Even to Dinosaurs, lizards and snakes where the inspiration for dragons really comes from. I thought 'Puff the Magic Dragon' was awesome, and I loved to sing the song. Still do in fact. Dragonriders of Pern? Yup. Dungeons and Dragons, yup. I think they're all cool. I've never been particularly good at drawing dragons though. I've made many attempts, some more successful than others, some abysmal failures. If I had any of my drawings from when I was a kid, I bet there would be dragons. There's one I posted a sketch of on this blog a few years ago that I was really happy with, but none of my few followers seemed to really like it, or at least didn't comment on it. I don't draw dragons very often, but I love to look at other people's dragon drawings, paintings, sculptures, whatever. I've decided I'm going to draw some dragons. Some may work, some may fail. Whatevs, I'm gonna draw them anyways. Hope you enjoy.
Here's the first one. He's an old guy, horns all twisted and coming out of everywhere. Four legged with a body so large his
wings can't lift him anymore. He spends most of his time sleeping anyways.
I did this for my buddy Todd who played drums in our band Season of Change. The band is now defunct but Todd is good people and he asked me to do this for him forever. I usually don't do drawings for people just because they ask for forever, and it wasn't the only reason I did it. So don't ask ;)
I think the drawing turned out pretty OK. It's a cool dragon.
Thoughts? Lemme know.
I don't do a whole lot of inking, mostly because I've never been very successful at it. Not for lack of trying though. Finally found some tools to give me a decent result thanks to Ryan Ottley. Just being around this guy once in a while makes you think you can be better, or that you really suck... ;)
And some critique on my last inked piece from Beth Trott about line quality and variation. Sometimes you need to hear this kind of stuff a hundred times before it sinks in.
I inked it with the the Kuretake TSF1-10 and #55 brush/pen combos.
The drawing was from Dr. Sketchy's SLC Tank Girl night. The model was Maggie Zukowski who was the local organizer until her recent departure from those duties. Thanks Maggie for the wonderful Dr. Sketchy's you put on!
Man, I take forever to post... Well, I did just have a baby in April, then just got over a bout with the Flu which turned to Pneumonia and kept me down for about 3 weeks, then the wife caught the Pneumonia and had to be hospitalized...So a lot going on. I've been working on a couple of cool commissions which I can't post until the clients use them in their respective places. I'm anxious to show them off. So I decided to post one of my lunchtime doodles. This did start as a sketch blog after all. This is inspired by the character in the Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson. I got 2/3 of the way through the first book and them the checkout expired from the library. Now I'm on a waiting list that's 27 people deep. I like the book a lot. Love the magic system developed for it and the characters are great. Hope you all are doing well out there. M
I did this piece for the conceptart,org CHOW #275
Unfortunately, I didn't see that the deadline was GMT(Grenwich Mean Time) so, I didn't get it in on time...
Anyways, it's based on Rada Erzulie, which is a Haitian/African/Voodoo spirit of love.
Most people seemed to be going in a hot voodoo direction and so I didn't, or at least not the traditional dark direction people associate with voodoo.
I went more spiritual and which from my study is more what she is. I incorporated the colors associated with her and symbology like the heart, dove, and white lily. I also did not make her 'western' hot and went with more of what would come across as a still beautiful but not modern idealized and more matriarchal interpretation.
It was a fun piece to do even though it won't be used for the intended purpose.
So it's been about a month... Tim Odland gave me some crap about posting something up so I did a little more to this piece than just the stuff I did at draw night, but not much.
It would really be nice to get back into posting once a week. I'm not brave enough to post my crappy sketches anymore, mostly because I don't want people in the professional world to see them, lol.
Hope you dig.