More Sketch Noir! Going straight detective genre with this week’s set, which is fine by me. Would love to do a whole project in this style someday. I mean, that is, besides the one that I already did.
Sunday, December 1, 2013
Monday, November 25, 2013
Back in 2009 I did a series of noir-themed sketchbook drawings called Sketch Noir. I drew everything with a brush pen (this one, if you’re curious) straight onto the page with no underdrawing or planning of any kind. Even the dialog (when there was dialog) was usually improvised on the spot.
Eventually the series ended, but I’ve always wanted to revisit that style. It’s not exactly the same as what I was doing four years ago — as this time I’m working digitally and I can actually make corrections or plan my layouts — but my hope is that it captures the spirit of what I was doing then.
Monday, November 18, 2013
One more week of video game pulp paperback covers — I just couldn’t pass up the opportunity to do another set of these. I suppose it’s fitting that three of these are sequels/prequels to games in last week’s set.
Photo reference by Hong Ly.
Monday, November 11, 2013
Continuing the same theme from the last two weeks, this week I’m doing pulp covers … of video games! Most of these incorporated at least some use of photo reference by Hong Ly for the poses. Enjoy!
Monday, November 4, 2013
More pulp covers! This is a fun style to paint. I could easily spend the rest of the year doing these, and I’ve only got eight weeks to go. We’ll see if any other topics pique my interest in the next two months — as we approach the final weeks, I’ll have to be much more selective with how I spend the remaining time.