Happy new year! (one day in advance)

In case I don’t get time tomorrow, I wanted to wish you all a happy new year! ūüėÄ I hope 2013 will be a great year for all of you, full of opportunities and new art discoveries. ūüôā


(I decided to indulge myself and try a pin up Arthur de pins style. >w< )


Pinup: colour process.

It’s been a while since my last upload so I though I’d share my progress on my pinup’s¬†colours¬†with you guys.


This isn’t how I always work, but I find it works nice when you want to quickly render cartoon/comic styles.

1. Working with my sketch on top, I lower it’s opacity to 30% or less (as low as possible while still being able to see it). I pick my pallet and then quickly air brush some light and shadow zones. At this point, I don’t pay to much attention to edge or small nooks and crannies¬†that might create harder shadows. ¬†The idea is to make sure the light/shadow zones are¬†consistent¬†and grouped.

2. Air brush is to soft and loose for me to get rid of the sketch, so my next step is to define the edge and block in the missing informations. ¬†At this step, I’m still using the sketch, turning it’s layer on and off very often to make sure the¬†colour¬†version doesn’t look stiffer and more artificial then the sketch.

3. More refining! By the time I’m done with that step, I’m able to leave the sketch layer behind with out worrying about going astray. I still keep it to check once in a while, you never know.

4. This is the step when I have a change of heart and completely change my setting and light. lol It just didn’t feel right that she’d be¬†sunbathing¬†with socks… And I liked the socks,( felt it gave her a little something more and less generic then just a bikini of some sort) so I changed the environment. Still a good¬†amount¬†of rendering and¬†tweaking¬†job to do, but ¬†it’s coming along. ūüôā

pinup in sketch phase

Hey guys, I’m back with a new sketch. This is the rough and cleaned sketch of my next painting ¬†(It’s also the first sketch I did in ¬†a while using my intuos 4!). Since it’s a¬†personal¬†piece, I didn’t have anything as a start point and decided to indulge in an easy, fun¬†pin-up¬†piece. My first draft was really about getting the¬†silhouette¬†and pose right, you can see that I adjusted the anatomy and got more info down on my clean sketch (I’ll probably keep fixing and improving some more ¬†as I go along). I also change my mind about her clothes along the way. Since this isn’t going to be inked, I left out some of the minor details to be designed at the painting stage (Her¬†jewellery, and I’d like to give her a leg tattoo which I’ll want to design on the side, rather then on the character itself). If I have enough consecutive drawing hours for this, I’ll make a vid for the¬†colouring¬†part. ūüôā


A little update

Hey guys, sorry I’ve been out for so long. I’ve been working full time on contracts (I can’t show) and the rest of my time has been dedicated to either having a life, or the part of the art¬†business¬†which isn’t very¬†interesting¬†to show. ¬†I’m going to try and find some regular sketching time so that I can keep updating this blog but in the mean time, here’s the colored version of the sketch I showed a little while ago.