Monday, July 31, 2006

More July Watercolors

More sketches of the analog variety, hanging out with friends.

Vienna Teng in San Francisco

Watercolor sketch from a concert last Thursday at the Great American Music Hall featuring Vienna Teng, whose music I very much enjoy.

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Painting Studies

A couple of digital painting studies from reference. Both using Painter 9.

Portrait study from deviantART stock (yellow-stock).

Figure study from deviantART stock (tracie76stock).

Friends at the Beach

Another painting from the trip to the beach. Painted from reference in Painter 9.

Monday, July 24, 2006

Beach Portrait

I was at the beach yesterday celebrating a multitude of friends' birthdays. Here's a portrait of one of my friends squinting at me. Painted from photo reference in Painter 9.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Staring out my window

The view from outside my window. Started in Alias Sketchbook and finished in Adobe Photoshop.

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Speedpaint: Amber Sleeping

Last time I did Pow-Pow while she was sleeping on Amber's bed, this time I've got Amber sleeping on my bed. Logically, the next one should be me sleeping on Pow-Pow's bed.

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Speedpaint: Pow-Pow!

Speedpainting of my cat, Pow-Pow, sleeping. Painted in about half an hour, using Alias Sketchbook.

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Anime Expo 2006

Back from the long holiday weekend, which I spent at the Anime Expo in Anaheim, CA. The entire time, I was mostly hanging out with friends and sketching. Here are the highlights.

Day One

Registration took something like 3 1/2 hours, and I was pretty much sketching people the entire time. Many of these people are dressed up in costumes for characters I don't recognize.

Check out those two with their arms around each other. If you look back at page one, I drew them once, way at the beginning. Then about an hour later, when the line started doubling back on itself, there they were again, still all over each other. I think they were more into each other than anyone's ever been into anything.

Day Two

We were just sitting around in the Hilton lobby when we overheard these Metal Gear Solid cosplayers ranting about not being allowed to walk around with their weapons, and I just started writing down as much of it as I could.

Day Three

Day Four