vinnora said: Journey (the ps3 game)?

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. 

@2 years ago with 24 notes
#journey #ps3 #videogames #gaming #sketches #fanart 

mrgid said: Sketch Request: Favourite Cartoon

Does Tekkon Kinkreet count? I haven’t really watched many cartoons.

@2 years ago with 16 notes
#sketch requests #sketches #movies #tekkon kinkreet 

RE: last post

(I would love to have an excuse to draw some video game stuff if any of you are into that kind of thing. Just saying.)

@2 years ago with 5 notes
#sketch requests 
A little sketch I did based on a dream I had where I was a small homeless kid with a giant black dog. We had to sneak into houses at night to find a place to sleep and I stole a giant loaf of bread with blue sprinkles on it and it was the best bread ever, though I don’t remember much else.

A little sketch I did based on a dream I had where I was a small homeless kid with a giant black dog. We had to sneak into houses at night to find a place to sleep and I stole a giant loaf of bread with blue sprinkles on it and it was the best bread ever, though I don’t remember much else.

@2 years ago with 84 notes
#ashley mackenzie #sketches #artists on tumblr #drawing #moleskine 
More schoolwork, we had to do a cover for a future issue of American Illustration and I chose 88. I’ll post the finished version when the semester is over!

More schoolwork, we had to do a cover for a future issue of American Illustration and I chose 88. I’ll post the finished version when the semester is over!

@2 years ago with 115 notes
#ashley mackenzie #drawing #illustration #sketches 
Finally I have something to post! This was a small assignment, we had to depict something that conveyed aggression. I’ve been trying to experiment lately with exaggeration and different mediums, so hopefully this doesn’t look too strange.
Brush ink and red paper on bristol.

Finally I have something to post! This was a small assignment, we had to depict something that conveyed aggression. I’ve been trying to experiment lately with exaggeration and different mediums, so hopefully this doesn’t look too strange.

Brush ink and red paper on bristol.

@2 years ago with 26 notes
#ashley mackenzie #illustration #experiments #collage #brush ink #ink 

demoonillu said: 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!

@2 years ago with 10 notes
#questions 
Sketch commission of a gorgon. After so much line-work with tattoos and sketch commissions over the past few weeks I’ve been dying to do more with tone and this was the perfect outlet. 

Sketch commission of a gorgon. After so much line-work with tattoos and sketch commissions over the past few weeks I’ve been dying to do more with tone and this was the perfect outlet. 

@2 years ago with 251 notes
#ashley mackenzie #gorgon #medusa #snakes #mythology #drawings #sketch #commissions 

elemei said: 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.

@2 years ago with 25 notes
#legend of zelda #link #sketches #fanart #games #gaming 

heroinmethwitch-deactivated2012 said: silent hill characters??

Unfortunately I’m far too nervous a person to play anything even vaguely horror related so I’ve never been able to play Silent Hill. Heard great things though!

@2 years ago with 2 notes

Warm-up sketches

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!

@2 years ago with 4 notes
#art block #sketches 
A belated sketch commission of the tiger-like Dagre, for Der-shing Helmer, the creator of the fantastic webcomic The Meek. As it’s one of my favourite webcomics I was really excited to work on this one, and I can only hope I managed to do justice to Dagre’s design. 

A belated sketch commission of the tiger-like Dagre, for Der-shing Helmer, the creator of the fantastic webcomic The Meek. As it’s one of my favourite webcomics I was really excited to work on this one, and I can only hope I managed to do justice to Dagre’s design. 

@2 years ago with 513 notes
#ashley mackenzie #dagre #the meek #commissions #drawing #webcomics 
Ink work for a dvd cover assignment, I was doing The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.

Ink work for a dvd cover assignment, I was doing The Diving Bell and the Butterfly.

@2 years ago with 26 notes
#ashley mackenzie #ink #drawing #illustration #black and white #movies #the diving bell and the butterfly 
I completely forgot about this painting, I did it last year for class and the photo isn’t especially good but I still like the piece. The creature is a headless mule from Brazilian folklore. 

I completely forgot about this painting, I did it last year for class and the photo isn’t especially good but I still like the piece. The creature is a headless mule from Brazilian folklore. 

@2 years ago with 86 notes
#ashley mackenzie #headless mule #painting #acrylic #mythology 
A sketch commission for Kaysha Siemens of the prince with feather-hair from the short story “The Wisdom of the King” by W. B. Yeats.  I hadn’t heard of the story before she sent it to me but I really enjoyed it and can only hope I managed to do it justice.

A sketch commission for Kaysha Siemens of the prince with feather-hair from the short story “The Wisdom of the King” by W. B. Yeats.  I hadn’t heard of the story before she sent it to me but I really enjoyed it and can only hope I managed to do it justice.

@2 years ago with 101 notes
#ashley mackenzie #drawing #feathers #illustration #prince #sketch #the wisdom of the king #yeats #commissions