Samstag, 28. Februar 2009

DD# 55: Nudes

The PinUp Petty Page from 1950. via vintagegirlymags

Freitag, 27. Februar 2009

DD #54: Demonial

Just some studies on obscure looks and techniques. I shall better train my fire and smoke skills.

Donnerstag, 26. Februar 2009

DD #53: Hands 04

You might have noticed that, by the beginning of the week, I started to continue the most important sections (the girls, monsters, and the character section) - and one of them is definetaly the supreme discipline of drawing hands. Although the last hand session is weeks ago and of the early steps of this odyssey (DD #12: Focus on Hands 03), I will refresh the section from now on, weekly.

Mittwoch, 25. Februar 2009

DD #52: Female P 04

Today I first visited a real nude art course to draw from some professional models. It's really another standard! I had to takes photos instead of scans because those are all DIN A3 (30x40). The Master said it would be even better to draw on A2 with charcoal. Below you see the best results and the last one is a collection of some scratches or "studies". My favourite one is the proning, the fourth.

Dienstag, 24. Februar 2009

DD #51: Ruth Kiddo 03

Let's watch the deadly Kiddo in action! (She flourishes her chainsaw like a ninja sword)

Montag, 23. Februar 2009

Sonntag, 22. Februar 2009

DD #49: Sunday Special

The cruel and morbid face of the fat old clown behind the scenes.

Samstag, 21. Februar 2009

DD #48: Smoking Girls

I'm against cancer. Smoking kills.
(... and smoking girls are hot)

Freitag, 20. Februar 2009

Donnerstag, 19. Februar 2009

DD #46: MMMonsters 02

The Croaky Plague.
6 Eyes, froglike mouth and used to parasitical occupy the bodies of other living beings. - A newt mutant.

Mittwoch, 18. Februar 2009

DD #45: MMMonsters 01

Remember, when I proclaimed the "Morbid Monster Mythology"? It's time to tell you more visual tales of this mythology!
Sickness makes your stroke ugly.

Dienstag, 17. Februar 2009

DD #44: 'Real' Nude Session

This stuff would fit for some real "Sunday Special", but it happened during the week, that real female "material" spontaneously lolled willingly, still dressed, on my sofa. It's all about the research! - anyway, she's taken already ;)

Montag, 16. Februar 2009

DD #43: Nudes

Again and again I control my earned knowledge about the female curves by creating nudes from mind (first image) and then try to use some constructional rules on photo ref work (second). The more I understand the female body the easier I can copy difficult references.

Sonntag, 15. Februar 2009

DD #42: Dooodle

On journey, especially on rail, two kinds of thoughts dominate your mind: 'look, what boredom the environment emits' and 'let's remember what has been long long ago'.
Well and here is what I visualized out of those loose threads-

(btw, this is my first clown since 2 years. I think there is something in the air.)
(btw, all the leather shading on this nice chair was done only to point out the contrasting clear shell design - whiter than white, right?)

Samstag, 14. Februar 2009

DD #41: Female Parts 03

Feet. Without references it doenst makes no sense. :/

Freitag, 13. Februar 2009

DD #40: Female Parts 02

Face Studies. (androgyn)

Donnerstag, 12. Februar 2009

DD #39: Ruth Kiddo 02

Dear Audience, I'm sorry for hurting your aesthetical senses, just as mine. Forget the face, I shall restart on some step... Don't worry, Ruth, I'll fix you!

Mittwoch, 11. Februar 2009

DD #38: Dooodle

Today there's no mission. I let the pen fall on the Bamboo and when I raised it I saved it and that's what you see here below, just freestyle scribbling my adored female curves. Hump-ba-Bump.

Dienstag, 10. Februar 2009

DD #37: Female Parts 01

On my odyssey to the perfect female curve I will from now on do some sessions on special body parts. First session is about the abdomen, or call it the waist area. I started with research on photo references and in the end the 40th hip looked quite better than the first! Thanks Mentler.

Montag, 9. Februar 2009

DD #36: The Miller Manifesto

As I told you last Tuesday some graphic novels have something adorable for me. Those types build up a special mood and look by setting lights and shadows nearly without grey tones, just the pure black and white - a minimalistic difficult style. The creators show a very high knowledge and aesthetic feeling for composition, abstraction and character design. One of them is the Frank Miller, and every piece I read from him seems to enlighten me - they tell the truthes of the Miller Manifesto. However, I have some predilection for black shapes anyway - they bridge the 2D and 3D.

Examples of Frank Miller's graphic novel "Sin City - A Dame To Kill For":
Image1 Image2 Image3 Image4 Image5

Sonntag, 8. Februar 2009

Samstag, 7. Februar 2009

DD #34: Ruth Kiddo 01

I started to colorize the Ruth Kiddo concept from DD#33 (yesterday) today. My first thoughts were on the lighting and I chose a soft frontlight with strong backlight. I think this will get difficult on the skin, but it worked quite well on the semi-transparent skirt - whereas the white, shaded bra looks quite grey-colored. I'll continue later on.

Freitag, 6. Februar 2009

DD #33: Go with the Flow

This day was just crazy. It started mourning, uncreative, quite dreadful.

All I needed was a nice female concept. So I sketched the furious Ruth Kiddo, the bloody chainsow girl, that does anything to run HIM down. I will digitalize her later on, maybe she'll be a smoking girl?

Excited, but still frustrated of quite unsexy curves of Mrs. Kiddo I visited the great IdrawGirls-Blog to finally find the Holy Grail of Female Perfection. The video tutorials are really helpful! ... as a matter of fact I found neither perfection nor accomblished beauty but some nice comic-style poses I just got to copy. Thanks Xia!

Enlighted by such fine lines I noticed that my own stroke was still quite rough and unsecure. When several persian descendants passed my way I noticed some funny expression and - oh sweetest muse - I finally dropped the smoothest outlines!

Donnerstag, 5. Februar 2009

DD #32: Sleeping Freddy 03


I'll better start digital painting with some serious tutorials. I wasted hours on this piece.

Mittwoch, 4. Februar 2009

DD #31: Smoking Girls

Smoking girls always look unconsciously looty like Bambi.

Update: I checked the props - this one is way better!

Dienstag, 3. Februar 2009

DD #30: Sleeping Freddy 02

Hi Peeps! I just wanted to investigate every step of the creation of a digital illustration - so I'm still stuck in the very early part of the general composition. If I have enough time I better complete several version and views to have some material to seriously combine in the end. Oh the cleverness of me! ('will we ever come to an end??')

More and more, especially by the upcoming comic adaption era I fell in love with the unique graphic style most comics have. The adapting movies show the gorgeous effects of a good image composition, which is a key factor for building up the unique atmosphere of the movie. In my opinion "The Spirit" (2009) shows this perfectly by producing great images with a minimal contextual overlay, say: the plot is nearly nonsense, the piece is brilliant. Maybe the art communication has outrun the story communication, finally?