How long does it take you to sketch something? Your blending is so clean and controlled looking.
I’m very slow, though not as slow as I used to be, but I do spend a lot of time refining finished sketches. Usually it takes me at least a day to get a sketch done, more for any fully fleshed out work.
you should try your hand in tattooing... you seem like one of those illustrator slash tattooists
Yeah, I’ve always been interested in tattooing, I’ve designed a whole bunch of tattoos for people. Unfortunately most apprenticeships are unpaid and I can’t afford that so I’m sticking with illustration for now.
Yes, Journey! Such a gorgeous game, I can never get over how lovely everything looks while still being so simple. I always find it curious that any art I see for this game only has a single figure, since one of the most effective parts is the two-player aspect.
Uhm! Video games... Something/someone from Legend of Zelda or Assassin's Creed, perhaps? Anything/anyone! (Unless you'd like more specificity?)
As much as I do love Assassin’s Creed, Legend of Zelda definitely wins out! Though I’ve only ever played through parts of the various games, lacking my own console, it’s one of my absolute favorites and with any luck I’ll get to play them all the way through sometime.
Hey everyone! Sorry for the lack of updates, been struggling with a nasty art block but it’s slowly being overthrown. I thought it might be fun to do another series of rough sketch requests like last summer just to keep me making things and help me get back into gear. So send me a note with an idea and I’ll do one a day for a week or something. We’ll see how it goes!
Hi, this is probably a super stupid question. What scale do you work at before scanning? Do you work at a larger scale than the piece's required dimensions and then scale down? Or do you work at the exact size?
That’s not a stupid question at all! I tend to work quite small so most of the sketches on this blog are pretty much the same size on paper as they are here. I do try and work a bit larger than the intended size for full illustrations, just because it helps to tighten things up when the piece is reduced, but even then I usually sketch them out at a smaller size and then blow them up digitally and transfer them to whatever I’m working on for the final. Hope that answers your question!
hey! awesome work. do you use photo references at all when you are illustrating?
Thanks! And yes, all the time! Never directly from any single reference though, usually I gather a whole bunch of images related to whatever I’m working on so I can take it all in as a whole and figure out the best way to use that visual information to make my own piece more believable, if that makes any sense at all.
FLYING MUSTACHE!!!! ah......man, you got me. I now have hopes for a burrowing beard? The interrogation mark is only satisfy this page's needs.
I challenge you to draw a man with a burrowing beard…or maybe some kind of fantastic eyebrows. Flying moustache man and him could have an epic facial hair showdown, or maybe just be the best of friends. Either way it would be the best!