Wednesday, 29 September 2010

Very flawed Surfer and some more boxing studies

The title says it all, really... I was actually looking at the work in progress sketch for the Silver Surfer drawing, and it looks much better than the final piece... I've been noodling away at it for so long that it's just gradually got worse and worse in terms of proportions and so on... Ugh, definitely a lesson to be learned there. I think it's got to be a matter of getting faster and trusting the initial sketch a bit more, the computer makes it way too easy to pick away at things until you completely destroy the stuff you liked about the drawing to begin with...

Monday, 27 September 2010

Boxing studies and Brooks: Redux

So here's a couple of studies taken from boxing photos and another attempt at drawing ol' Louise. I think this one turned out a little better than yesterday's effort, but I'm still not entirely happy with it...

From tomorrow I'm going to try and get some more comic book inspired drawings on the go... We'll see how that works out.

Sunday, 26 September 2010

Louise Brooks

Really tried to go for something minimal here, but when you're going for a likeness that seems to make it a lot harder, since if one line's out of place, it throws the whole drawing off. I figured I'd try drawing Louise Brooks, the 20's film star and model, but I'm not at all pleased with how this ended up... I'll need to try drawing her again at some stage and make a better job of it...

Saturday, 25 September 2010

Frank Gorshin Riddler

I know, I know, I missed yesterday after doing the drawing-a-day thing for two days, but come on, Friday deserves a pass... This is a quick drawing of Frank Gorshin, the guy who played the Riddler in the 60's Batman show. I saw this picture and thought it looked pretty cool, plus he's got such an expressive face, I figured it would be good practice. Hopefully there'll be a couple of new drawings up tomorrow to make up for the lack of anything on Friday... Although I can't promise that'll happen...

Thursday, 23 September 2010

Face study

This is just a quick sketch I did of Summer Glau of 'Firefly' and 'that-Terminator-show-I-never-bothered-with' fame... She's also supposed to be voicing Supergirl in one of the many direct-to-DVD animated movies DC's been putting out. I don't know, does she really have that distinctive a voice? Although, a quick skim through the credits of previous DCU animated movies reveals an average of at least one actor from a Joss Whedon project per film... Maybe there's a quota to fill or something. 

ANYWAY, I'm trying to get a little more practice at drawing faces after yesterday's fiasco, and although I took waaaaay less time with this drawing, I like it much better. I guess you could also say that it's a study for a character I have in mind... You COULD say, if you wanted to. But I don't see why you would.

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Some kind of fighting dude, I guess

Yeah, this was supposed to be a really quick drawing, but I couldn't get the face right, so I ended up spending loads of time on it... You can totally tell as well, the face looks NOTHING like the rest of the drawing and it's STILL crap... But who cares? I liked the guy's pose and it was fun to draw. I know I shouldn't say this, because I'm almost definitely going to jinx it, but from now on there'll hopefully be a new drawing up every day... Let's see how long that lasts...

Monday, 20 September 2010

WIP and warm-ups

I haven't posted anything in a little while, so I thought it was time to put up a few works-in-progress and some random warm-ups. The warm-ups are a bit of a mish-mash, the one sketch of the dude holding the head with some rough colours on there is taken from a leaflet for an opera (of all things) that I thought looked pretty mental. The rest are from random photos or anatomy books, I can't really remember which is which. The various scribbles are either rough ideas or works in progress of superhero drawings that I've got on the go just now, hopefully I'll have them at a bit more of a finished stage soon enough.

Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Some finished pieces

A few random sketches

These are just a few (kind of) quick sketches that I did mainly as warm-ups or practice runs or whatever, so they're pretty ragged.

Um... So, yeah...

Here it is! The long-awaited, hotly-anticipated Chris McD Sketch/Ranting Blog! Right now, the plan is for this to be mainly a sketch blog and somewhere to post updates on various personal projects that I might have on the go, but I should probably be honest with myself and say that in all likelihood it won't be long before it's full of other superfluous nonsense... Anyhow, I'm going to upload the various sketches and scribbles I've done most recently and I hope they're to your liking!