Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Drawing on my deck! (update: 16/08/2017)

Back to business at last! Moving on with the helmet and the bandana. Now this part of the design is ready for a live test!

Monday, July 17, 2017

Drawing on my deck! (update: 17/07/2017)

First full test, with liners and brush pens. The pattern of the bandana still needs to be worked upon. I'm not sure if I like the result or not. Or if that's what I want to do with the deck. Initially, I wanted to paint it - using a brush that is. Today, I might go for "mixed media" techniques. Now I have to see if i can get a coherent result on the other half of the drawing.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Drawing on my deck! (update: 13/07/2017)

Moving on with the skate deck project. At this stage, I'm focusing on defining the contours, and to try and adapt the fantastic drawing of the king of diamonds by Bob Case. Here you can see the draft of the darth vato half of the drawing. I'm not yet sure about the kind of technique and design I will go for. The first idea is this gangsta shirt. Now I've got to see if I find a coherent idea for the other half...

Saturday, July 1, 2017

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Inking for alcohol markers: bleeding or not bleeding...

As shown in previous posts, I'm currently playing with alcohol markers. One of the questions I'm asking myself is about the order of the steps to produce a fully colored drawing: can I ink before coloring with alcohol markers, or do I have to ink once coloring is finished?

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Don't tell me you're still on that Darth Vatos thing. Again.

Going through the first steps for what i hope will turn out to be one of my next two projects for the coming months. The initial idea of using a skateboard deck as a support dates back to last... July already. I'm finally coming closer to it!

After a significant time spent at looking for references and inspiration images that would fit with what I had in mind, I think I came across the right things. I'll tell more about it when it gets more concrete.

Monday, June 19, 2017


10000 views!? Well, yes and no. A significant portion comes from "spambots", a few from my checking what the posts look like, and some more from automatic verifications made by Google. Wha-ever! Let's say at least half of them are legitimate, so...

5000 views fo' sho', mofos!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

MM... vegetable villains!

 ... some more... playing with Stylefile markers and Promarkers. More about these soon!

bad taste pt. 10

Various quick attempts at sketching and coloring over the last couple of months. A few of them might evolve to concepts for future sculpts.

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The painter is dead, but his brushes keep painting.

Long time, no post. I've been busy with a big project... moving! Everything still needs to find a place, then I can start working on "decent" projects again!

In the meanwhile, I'll gradually post some of the little experiments I've done in the last months.

Mojo rebooting!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Playing with markers

Long time, no post. I haven't touched paint nor putty since last Painting Crusade. Among others, I'm in the process of moving to another place. Right now, a third of my workshop stuff is in boxes. And the other third is waiting to be packed. That will be a good occasion to get rid of some never-to-be-done projects.

At least, I keep on exploring the drawing side of life, when I get some time. Currently I'm experimenting with alcohol markers. Here's the outcome, with Stylefile brush markers, on layout paper.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Ice Cream Man project (update 22/02/2017) ... It's on and crack'n!!!


Seems like this project is coming to an end! It still needs a base, and its ice cream man Vato, and it will be ready to hit the streets of your neighborhood! First stop: next Painting Crusade!

Orale ese!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Some thoughts about the armature and the adhesion of putty

Ensuring the adhesion of crude putty on an armature is one of the recurrent potential pitfalls, early in the process of sculpting a miniature.

Monday, January 23, 2017

bad taste pt. 9

Shitty sketch while away from home for a while. Throwing arrogant Rs.

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Rumors of my death were greatly exagerated!

Back to the Ice Cream Truck! Trying to get it ready for the next Painting Crusade, after putting it aside for a year (!!!).