Sunday, May 31, 2015

The begga

Another piece of the puzzle. The drawing on top is the one I've found on the web. The one below has been simplified roughly with my graphics tablet. The last step is the same kind of basic "print, trace and redraw by hand" process illustrated a couple of days ago.

Coming closer to an end for this step of the project!

Monday, May 25, 2015

Getting messy with mayan glyphs: done!

Here are a couple of "work in progress" pictures, just to give you an idea of my usual drawing process. Yesterday, I was left with a combination of images assembled in an image software. Most came from online references, and the rest was drafted with a graphics tablet. The problem is that some of the elements I've copied from reference images are a bit rough, with thick lines that make them look a bit clumsy. So I need to redraw everything to have a rendering closer to what I would actually use. To do that, I've printed this image to a size convenient for (manual) drawing, and I have traced the drawing by transparency with a pencil, on a blank sheet of paper (above).

Sunday, May 24, 2015

getting messy with mayan glyphs

In case you're wondering: yes, it's supposed to have a meaning. I still have to redraw everything in a clean fashion by hand, with good ol' paper and pencil.

Check this out, one of my current obsessions. Pretty basic in all points of view, but damn straight to the point. When it comes to hardcore, the dudes mean business.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Dude's been movin' slowly...

... but at least he's been movin'! Not finished yet, but not so far away!

Oh yeah, and there are still 3 other faces afterwards... x_x

Monday, May 18, 2015

Movin' further with the drafts

Mummy/zombie-like version of the gangstafied god of death. I like it better than the skull version. Plus there are already enough skulls, and the zombie theme is also part of the "Darth Vatos" graphic universe.

So well, yeah. I like it better that way.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Back to the drafts

Back to the drafts... I hadn't produced anything in a while. Real life has put a heavy weight on inspiration and the minimum serenity to just sit down and let things happen. So now I'm trying to get back to business, starting with these 2 draft drawings. They may still change, depending on further ideas and on the way they will interact with the other elements of the project. There's still a long way before I switch to the brush again, but some pieces of the puzzle start to fall into place.

Friday, May 8, 2015

Inpiration: Gustave Doré

Illustration of a text by Rabelais; I can't think of another description than the offspring of Hyeronimus Bosch and Walt Disney's "Alice in Wonderlands".

I'm inaugurating an "inspiration" type of post, with Gustave Doré (1832-1883), mostly known for his illustration work (and most notably engraving), but who was also a painter and a sculptor. I encourage you to read his biography to have a broader view on his work, and on the context of his life. Wikipedia and Google should be good starting points.