Sketching in the Wild

Started a new thing today, something I’ve been meaning to do for a long time. My inspiration is the legendary James Gurney. I spent my break period in the library cafe sketching a patron on her phone. About 10-15 minutes, graphite on sketch paper 5.5×8.5.

Woman on Phone
Woman on Phone

Figure Drawing

20 minute pose, charcoal on drawing paper 18×24.

9/26/2017
9/26/2017

Wasn’t able to finish this one, the left leg is mid-transition (the calf is still in the original position, shading is just a first pass). The right leg…newbie mistake of waterfall drawing – working down a figure from top to bottom (or side to side in this case). I spent so much time on the torso, I had to rush the legs. I had suggested the cloth while working the torso, and didn’t properly draw in the leg in schematic beforehand, just drew it off the end of the cloth…a few inches too high.

Croquis Cafe Figure Drawing

I’ve been using a great Youtube channel, Croquis Cafe, to practice some figure drawing before class starts next week. First model is Cwen, 2 minute studies and a 20 minute drawing.

Second model was Vex Voir, 20 minutes. All of these are 18×24, charcoal on newsprint.

Massive Darkness Agents WIP 4

Continuing with the skirts, I finished out the Dusky Skin triad, to keep things simple. Similarly, I did the same using Clotted and Carnage Reds to finish the hood/sashes.

Massive Darkness Agents WIP 5
Massive Darkness Agents WIP 5

Massive Darkness Agents WIP 3

On to the flesh tones. For the dwarf, I used Muddy Soil, Dark Skin, Redstone Highlight, Tanned Skin and VMC Ivory. For the goblin, it was Black Green, Ghoul Skin, Moldy Skin and VMC Ivory. For the orc, Midnight Blue, Twilight Blue, Snow Shadow and Ghost White.

Massive Darkness Agents WIP 4
Massive Darkness Agents WIP 4

Massive Darkness Agents WIP 1

Tried zenithal priming these guys with an airbrush…results about the same as a rattle can, with way more cleanup. Don’t really want to spend any time learning airbrush skills, so be it.

Massive Darkness Agents WIP 1
Massive Darkness Agents WIP 1

I then base coated the skin for each as follows: Orc, Twilight Blue; Dwarf, Dark Skin; Goblin, mix of Ghoul Skin and Black Green. Leather, skirts and misc were base coated in Dusky Skin Shadow.

Massive Darkness Agents WIP 2
Massive Darkness Agents WIP 2

Zombicide Season One Walker 2

Been wanting to get back into painting a mini now and again, probably nothing more than tabletop for a while. So I took a couple hours to slap some paint on this guy I had sitting on the shelf, already primed.

Zombicide Season One Walker 2
Zombicide Season One Walker 2
Zombicide Season One Walker 2
Zombicide Season One Walker 2

So I think I’ve mostly forgotten how to paint minis. Didn’t help that I snagged the wrong paper for my wet palette, it was a square of tracing paper, so it was a total mess!