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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Monster Warm Up Sketch

Not much to say about this one.....a warm up sketch that turned out to be a monster....just shaded the background with pencil as not to waste too much marker ink. Done with copic markers on 9x12 50lb paper.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Invasion Of Hoth color study

I'm pretty sure I've never posted this before... Just found it & thought I would mix it up with some digital. This is a speed painting done of the invasion of hoth. I know that the geometry leaves much to be desired, but I learned that its best to use the rulers & tools provided by photoshop in order to produce more accurate geometric shapes. The only thing I really love about painter is the ability to rotate the canvas at will to create straight lines, unfortunately in photoshop 7 although it can be rotated as such, its a process & is less intuitive than painter..... practice, practice, practice. Done in photoshop 7 with a wacom.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Venom!!!

Its your favorite spider villain! At least my favorite, did this one a while ago & forgot to post it. Created for geeky-mammas & is on sale in the store now. 18x24 - ink, watercolor, marker, color pencil, conte' on watercolor paper. I think overall I didn't really like how this turned out, its not horrible or anything. The only thing I really like about it is the webs....It took me like a solid week to to do all the webs. I first penciled them in, then went over with a fine ink pen & then went over with a brush pen to give certain parts more line-weight. I think thats part of the reason I didn't like it. I spent so much time on the webs..that by the end, I just wanted to get rid of it. But now looking back, I still really like the way the webbing came out.

Friday, May 25, 2012

How 'bout a zombie today?

I said a monster today, so how about a nice zombie, haven't drawn one of those in a while. First inked with whatever pens I had layin around, then I realized that I over did some areas & needed to add some color tp make it pop, so used some copics. This is the stuff that I really enjoy drawing, not too much overthinking, no references just going with the flow. I actually havent inked anything in a while....I mean really detailed inking, so this was fun & it reminded me of how much I like it. Also showed me that I'm a little rusty, so expect a few more of these, but hopefully they'll come out better. HAPPY FRIDAY!

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Cosplay Cutie : Wookie Lover

I know, I know...again with the cute stuff! Dont worry though, for everybody who likes my darker stuff, I've got some of that coming up, I just need to catch up & post all the other stuff I've been doing. so I think maybe tomorrow I'll post a monster or something. Anyway, here's a little girl ready for comicon! 9x12, created in copic marker & pitt pens.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Squid Boy!!!

Another Copic marker sketch, did all the skin tones with warm greys, tentacles were neutral greys & eyes cool greys. The background is kinda screwed, I was testing out copic's airbrushing system....works well for smooth background elements, only very light use, not very precise, but can give you the illusion of wide coverage on bigger pieces..anyway, this one was fun to do, I love the smooth gradation you can get with copics!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Happy Octopus

Another Octopus sketch...they rule. 8x10 in copic markers. All shading was done in warm greys, except for eyes & tentacles, done with cool & neutral grays.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Little Hulk

Copic marker sketch of a little hulk dude! prisma pencils for highlights & such!

Friday, May 18, 2012

This one is so cute, it makes me sick, but I had a request for more cute stuff, so thats what I'll give them. This is for a line of drawings I'm doing called " cosplay cuties" just a bunch of little boys & girls in their favorite costumes. HAPPY FRIDAY! Facebook:http://www.facebook.com/dsilvadesigns http://dsilvabarred.deviantart.com/

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Scare Bear: Punk Bear

Here's another Scare Bear: Punk Bear, I did this one in copic markers, rather than watercolors just as a test, because it is a bit faster, & more convenient. I think that I prefer the look of the watercolor versions myself. I've asked a few people & they said both ways were fine, but I don't know. So if you wouldn't mind leaving a comment & letting me know what you think, I would really appreciate it. Here is a link to one of the watercolor bears in case you don't feel like scrolling down. http://dsilvaart.blogspot.com/2012/05/scare-bear-sacred-heart-bear.html

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Sad Girl

Weird little marker sketch, was supposed to be a warm up sketch, but ended up taking longer than expected, hate it when that happens. Done with copic markers & pitt pens

Friday, May 11, 2012

Pet Monkey!

Another Marker sketch, trying out all the different colors & tones of the copics I just got! HAPPY FRIDAY!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

photoshop - skin tone study

Taking a break from posting the marker stuff ( although I have quite a few to post) This is a skin tone color study I did in photoshop 7 a while ago, just more practice with photoshop.You'd be surprised how many muted colors there are within a face, and very little saturated colors are needed to produce somewhat realistic tones.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Mole monster sketch

Just goofing around with this one, trying to see if there's much of a difference between copics & prismas. I used prismacolors for this one.

Monday, May 7, 2012

marker warm-up

Another practice sheet i was messin around with , still getting used to the copic markers, all the skin tones were in warm greys.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Marker sketches

Just a couple of sketchbook drawings done in copic marker, just messin around with my markers trying to get the feel of them again.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Scare Bears : Poison Bear

Hello there, Here is one of my scare bears ( my take on the care bears ) I've decided to do a series of these guys & make them a little more gritty & dark. They are really fun to paint, & I have about 4 done. I think I will do about 10 of them & then get them over to geeky mammas to see how people react to them. This was done with doc martins watercolors on watercolor paper. also used marker, colored pencil & gel pen.