Thursday, July 26, 2012

Carry Out a Plan (or Plan Out a Carry)

I am submitting this piece to the online artistic challenge, called Illustration Friday.  The word of the week is "CARRY".  I used colored pencils, oil pencils, and some ink.  I am really diggin' (no pun intended...ahh, who the hell am I kidding?  Of course there was a pun intended.) switching up styles, because I felt like my other style of work was overstaying its welcome.  

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Get Your Bearings

The last several pieces I have done have been pen and ink, so I decided I would step away from ink and back to pencil drawing. Initially, it was going to be just a sketch, but sometimes beautiful things happen and lead me to carry on with a piece even though I started it on a low grade piece of computer paper.

Now, isn't he beautiful?... I said, isn't he beautiful!?

I completed this piece with the intention of submitting it to a website called Illustration Friday. The artistic challenge of the week was to complete a piece using Lost as the subject matter. Unfortunately, I didn't finish it in time. Dammit. Why couldn't it be Illustration Sunday?

I used pencil for the creature. I used oil color pencils for the background archway and collar. They are fun to use and they make smooth colors with deep saturation. I also buckled and used blue ink on the border of the green archway.

If you enjoyed looking at this half as much as I enjoyed drawing it, then it was twice the enjoyment that any one person needs at any given time.