Colored in oil pastel.
Saturday, December 31, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
The idea behind this work is the stories surrounding the sirens of myth. These bird-women would seduce sailors with an intoxicating song, then murder the people drawn to them by the song.
This is a test run for the underpainting. I'm trying to establish the lights and darks, and I hope to achieve a good balance of light and dark. I am going to paint this and submit it to a gallery show themed "Femme-Fatale".
Thursday, October 20, 2011
I've been sitting on this sketch for quite awhile. I liked it enough to turn it into a neat finished piece (which I have subsequently misplaced). No tags on this piece because it is from the KMoore Secret Stash of almost tasteless pictures. Hohoho.
Posted by Kristen at 1:28 PM
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
JAWCooper created this awesome B&W promo piece, which shows clips of some of my non-color work. It really touched me that she went out of her way again to encourage me to take myself seriously as a professional. I was really impressed by how six of my drawings looked side by side. JAW picked great pieces, many of which are favorites of mine. I like the two on the bottom right especially. Thanx JAW!!
Posted by Kristen at 5:03 PM
Monday, September 26, 2011
As far as I know, dragoons are a fighting class that originated in the final fantasy series of games. Dragoons use spears, are typically fast, and have the command "jump", which allows them to leap high into the air and avoid damage.
I'm going to clean the drawing up in photoshop and color it like the last digital painting.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Steady progress on my current digital painting.
I like how the mountains turned out. I don't really like the indigo blue colored miasma behind the character, however it is good for contrast.
Suggestions are welcome.
Friday, September 16, 2011
I'm learning to digitally paint. I don't have a tablet, and I am instead using a mouse. It feels very clumsy to color like this. To be perfectly honest, I actually don't like to paint all that much, digitally or otherwise, but I feel the need to learn. Comments appreciated.
Specifically, can anyone recommend a good tutorial on painting hair in photoshop?
Sunday, July 10, 2011
This is fan art for the PS2 game Okami, by Clover Studio. In this picture the exotic, blonde Buddhist exorcist Waka is holding the Serpent Crystal - a relic capable of breaking the impregnable seal placed on the mysterious Moon Cave within which the dragon Orochi dwells. Orochi grasps Waka and snarls at him. Colored primarily in Copic markers, with some white and light yellow gaouche used for highlights. Comments and questions appreciated.
Monday, July 4, 2011
Friday, July 1, 2011
This is a drawing I did from a model. I think the pose time was about 20-30 minutes.
I took an adult education figure drawing class, so there are more drawings like this one to come. The class was a lot of fun -- real laid back atmosphere and the models were friendly and accommodating.
Saturday, June 25, 2011
Friday, June 10, 2011
While at a job interview I was asked to sketch the concept "information" on a white board. Later that evening, I drew a much more polished version of the sketch in my sketchbook. Someone pointed out the title of the book was on the back cover instead of the front. I hadn't noticed. Haha, just goes to show how valuable a second opinion can be. Sometimes I make mistakes that are sooo obvious I can't believe I didn't notice them.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
I drew this years ago. I've been coloring it little by little over that time. I started with a streak-y background in various beige, yellow and grey prismacolor markers. I did most of the shading in col-erase and graphite pencils. This picture doesn't quite look finished... ... How long am I gonna be coloring this thing?! Oi. Comments appreciated.
Monday, June 6, 2011
Drew this last night. It's a character design for someone I named Yami. He has demon musicians to accompany his mandolin playing. This was drawn using pencil and the color is done in copic marker. I like the half colored look myself -- I think coloring the whole thing would have garish results. The marker colors I used were Chrome orange, peony, and light grape. Comments always welcome.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
I am going to ... ...ugh ... digitally paint. I'm really serious. So serious I titled this Digital Painting One. I'm just going to sit down and force myself to figure it out. I'm gonna try to paint a convincing thunder-y desertscape for the background. The background worries me the most.
Posted by Kristen at 10:16 PM