To Throw a Sideways Glance(Enjoying the little things)

Enoying the little things

Enoying the little things

Decided to try my luck at a ink portrait. I drew the underlying structure with pencil in about 5 minutes and gave the inking a go. I’m happy with the result.

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Recent sketches

NYB2NYDNYB

A few recent sketches to practice drawing and painting small.

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His name is King, No.1

Stephen King

Stephen King

Ode to my all-time favorite author, Stephen King. Thank you.

W&N Cotman paints on Canson Montval CP.

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I Just Broke Bad

Walter White

Walter White

The All-American Badass Walter White. Keep on cookin’!

LeFranc & Buergeois pans on Canson Montval, approx 10×8.

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Arzt

Leslie Arzt, our favourite high school science teacher.

Leslie Arzt, our favorite high school science teacher from Lost.

My recently finshed portrait of Leslie Arzt. Who didn’t like ‘im?

 

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It’s been a while..

Christopher Moltisanti

Christopher Moltisanti

To break the month-long hiatus we have with us Christopher Moltisanti from The Sopranos to get the show back up and running again. I’ve been experimenting with watercolor portraits recently. From lots of splashing and brush dashes something decent emerges from time to time. I’m fairly pleased with this one, although I could do more to bring forth the light.

 

‘As thy paint shadows, thy shall bring forth light’, you can quote me on that.

 

I  openly admit that I was to afraid to paint his fabulous hair in fear of ruining a otherwise successful portrait.

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A Sketch With An Attitude

Scout

Scout

You talkin’ to ME!?

30 minute sketch of Team Fortress 2′s Scout.

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Doom!

Doom

Doom Bringer

Yet another DotA 2 portrait. Lucifer sketched in 30 minutes. I might step it a bit further and do a watercolor painting based on the sketch.

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Frozen Sideburns

Ancient Apparition

Ancient Apparition

Another tribute to DotA 2. The coldest of all heroes – Ancient Apparition. Took me about 2,5 hours. I’m pretty happy with the results, but I overworked a bit towards the end.

Next up is a quick pencil portrait of Ambrose Burnside. I actually learned from this that the term ‘sideburns’ comes from this fellow. Salute!

Ambrose Burnside

Ambrose Burnside

 

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Man of Science, Man of Faith

Jack Shephard

Jack Shephard

One of the drawings I did today. I always found Jack very charismatic, so I wanted to see if I could capture his mood in a drawing. Done in modified blind contour drawing – meaning that I drew it ‘blind’ but allowed myself to lift the pencil when appropriate. Drawing ‘blind’ makes the artist draw purely on instinct, and it works remarkably well when you need to do a drawing that has alot of life or emotion.

The piece was done as a fun study, so there are parts that I’m not all that satisfied with, but I decided to leave it as is. The main goal was to capture the emotion, and at that I was successful.

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