Dark Princess

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Speedpainting from reference, about 90 minutes.


Photo reference by Jessica Truscott

August Speedpaintings (in September)

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Three speedpaintings from last month that I forgot to post.


Photo reference: Hong Ly


Photo reference: Marcus J Ranum


Photo reference: Hong Ly

Four Speedpaintings

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Four new speedpaintings! One of these I painted a few months ago, but forgot to post it until now. The others were painted last week.


Photo reference: Nichelle Nolan


Photo reference: Jessica Truscott


Photo reference: Marcus J Ranum

Pixel Figure Drawing

Monday, May 26, 2014

Let’s revisit some classics. This week, three pages of pixel figure drawings, and one page of pixel street sketches, using as reference some of my old sketches from 2004, nearly ten years ago. For that page I’m trying the black outline style commonly seen in actual game sprites. It’s a neat effect … I’m not sure which style I like better.

Return of the Daily Drawings

Sunday, May 18, 2014

So as it turns out, one of the unfortunate side effects of doing a painting every day for a year is that you end up doing almost no drawing or painting for the five months that follow. Apparently I was in such need of a break that I’ve barely touched my Wacom tablet for any reason other than to slide it to a further out-of-the-way corner of my desk.

But as draining as the last year was, I can’t stay away forever. I’m starting up the daily drawings again, but this time only 4-5 days a week, so that I can: 1) have weekends off, and 2) have time for all the other projects that I didn’t have time for last year.

I’m also going to livestream on Justin.tv/artofzacharyknoles whenever I can. I already did my first stream of 2014 yesterday — you can watch the archive here if you missed it! I’ll be announcing on Twitter whenever I’m about to stream, so if you want to catch the stream when it’s live, be sure to follow me: @zacharyknoles on Twitter


Reference by Marcus J Ranum


Reference by Hong Ly


Reference by Null-Entity


Reference by Marcus J Ranum


Reference by Marcus J Ranum and Hong Ly