Friday, August 29, 2008
Lately I've been participating in Jim Gurney's ABC challenge. Every Wednesday Jim posts a small excerpt from a science fiction manuscript and we are asked to illustrate it out of context. It's time I posted here a few of my entries. This one's text was “Their voices were high-pitched, piercing…but human.” For this one I actually did a couple of versions, but ended up deciding on the smaller crop. The big one works ok on paper but on the form factor of and ordinary screen it loses a lot (you either see the whole but no detail or you have to scroll - anyway, you lose focus and impact). You gotta consider the medium.
Friday, August 08, 2008
...until you notice it is just the constant bickering for finite resources.
Only those few things we Humans do that have a place out of that game make us any better than mere beasts. Though one must wonder in all honesty if anything we do really lies outside it...
Yes, the enlightened man would know not to play this dirty game. The semi-enlightened man knows however that, if you are forced to play...
...you should insist on winning. Not most of the time - that is just petty accounting - not once in a while.
Tuesday, August 05, 2008
Monday, August 04, 2008
Making corrections to a life drawing from a reference photograph is fraught with danger. Unless you usually draw with one eye closed, for instance, you are bound to suffer some surprises. Yet it is also a profitable exercise, as long as you take the caveat emptor into account.
Saturday, August 02, 2008
Some charcoal drawings I did recently in a few days of non-stop work, for a tight deadline. I called on all my best models for this one. Thanks girls! Thank you, my sisters of mercy, my stormtroopers of beauty! With you all by my side, I shall one day charge the Louvre walls and take it for your throne. Oh, let me dangle immortality in front of you, baseless promisses of immortality are my best liar's bribe, and you love to hear it with that knowing smile!...