Sunday, 14 August 2011
This pencil sketch is another one of the many working drawings that I made for my series of small Doll Parts paintings in which the drawn line (in the painting, not the sketch) is actually formed by leaving areas of the paintings primed surface paint-free and exposed. I like drawing doll parts - it's like a cross between life drawing and still life drawing. You get to practice rendering anatomical proportions without the hassle of having a live model that keeps shifting position.
Tuesday, 9 August 2011
Monday, 1 August 2011
I know that this isn’t exactly a doodle but I thought that I'd mix things up a bit and throw one of my old illustrations into the pot. This picture was commissioned by either RPI Magazine or Valkyrie Magazine (I can’t remember which – it was a very long time ago) and illustrates a short, comical story called Orc’s Drift. The story is based upon an old joke (and adapted for a role playing readership) where the punch line is ‘It was an ambush – there was two of them’.
I think the editor liked the fact that I knew nothing about the whole role playing scene so my illustrations where probably a bit different to what they were used to receiving.