heroinmethwitch-deactivated2012 asked: 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!

@1 year 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!

@1 year 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. 

@1 year ago with 506 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 25 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 98 notes
#ashley mackenzie #drawing #feathers #illustration #prince #sketch #the wisdom of the king #yeats #commissions 

Anonymous asked: How/What do you edit your sketches in PS? :o

Usually I just desaturate them, since my scanner adds weird colour hues, and then play with the levels and/or curves until I get the right balance, then quickly clean up any leftover spots of dust. 

@2 years ago with 8 notes
#questions 
I was going to try and draw actual clothes but of course they turned into feathers. Highlights added in Photoshop. 

I was going to try and draw actual clothes but of course they turned into feathers. Highlights added in Photoshop. 

@2 years ago with 255 notes
#ashley mackenzie #drawing #sketch #sketchbook #pencil #dress #feathers 

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.)

@1 year 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.

@1 year 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 112 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 asked: 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 224 notes
#ashley mackenzie #gorgon #medusa #snakes #mythology #drawings #sketch #commissions 
Sketch commission of a couple as some cozy-looking frogmouths for Christmas.

Sketch commission of a couple as some cozy-looking frogmouths for Christmas.

@2 years ago with 37 notes
#ashley mackenzie #tawny frogmouths #frogmouths #birds #ribbons #sketch #drawings #commissions