Archive for the ‘Works In Progress’ Category
Wednesday, June 26th, 2013
There’s actually bunches more, but this is a nice little cross-section of my current works in progress. I seem to be great at starting stuff but not so awesome at finishing lately! Plus, a lot of my WIPs are for commissions or licensing, so they get to be secret until I can unveil the finished product.
Next week might be a Sharpie Week in deference to the holiday. Is there something you’d like to see sketched up in grand Sharpie style?
Wednesday, May 29th, 2013
Except not really, since this is mostly about how the background came to be. But I thought you’d enjoy seeing some shots of yesterday’s art coming to life, anyway!
Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013
I thought I’d do a bit of a WIPs Weds, though this is but a sample of my pile of half-abandoned art. Those following my Instagram probably recognize the two on the right, which are still waiting to be worked on after a couple of weeks of waffling. I really like the way this tentacle piece came out, which is why I tried out the red spirals, but I’m not sure tentacles are the right answer so it’s waiting for something to come to me. Or for me to give up and paint tentacles on it. The green one has this interesting leafy/feathery sort of texture that’s quite pale and again, I haven’t quite hit upon the right foreground to go with the background. Some sort of fairy, perhaps.
In the upper left you have the sketch for H is for (Mrs) Hudson, the next installment in my Baker Street Tinies series. Then there’s a belated birthday card with the Eleventh Doctor that’s waiting for my TARDIS (okay, Lapis) blue marker refill to show up, and below that is the pencils to the very first panel of my rather stalled Giant Rats of Sumatra project. Then finally in the lower left is a strange little landscape with two bloody moons and a dark city below, waiting for me to figure out what details I want to add.
Is there anything you were hoping I was working on?
Monday, February 11th, 2013
If you remember my Tiny Fandom series from last year with fondness, you’ll be happy to know I’m working on another installment. I’ve decided that, while last year was the Year of Spirals, this year I’m going to focus more on paintings that take multiple sessions to finish. This means you’ll likely see more posts like this one, with coy hints of what’s on the way, as well as more Instagram photos of my art table.
Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
No tentacles yet, but I give you an oblique shot of a background soon to have writhing tentacles. I’ve got something interesting planned for these tentacles, which will hopefully be worth waiting for.
Also, shiny. Oooooohshiny.
This post brought to you by the epic amounts of work I am sloooowly getting current with.
Friday, January 25th, 2013
It has been a crazy busy January for me, and sometimes it seems like I hardly have time to sit down and draw or paint anymore, whew! I’ve been working on a sequel to The Death of Me for my wonderful commissioner, and you can see a little of how these things come together – pencils, then inks, then shading (or color). All starting, of course, with the dreaded blank page. I get the panels to match up by using a lightbox on the inks, so all the sofa cushions are in the same spot and whatnot.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Saturday, December 22nd, 2012
I love the wallpaper from this particular wall in 221b Baker Street, ridiculous velvet flocking and all, but it’s definitely not something I’m inclined to draw freehand. I used this same method with the light table to do the wallpaper on my Baker Street Tinies: B is for Baker Street, interior, except there I used a very fine pen for the messy crosshatching. Here I used a brush pen to scribble in the basic shapes. It made sort of a cartoon parody of the original design, much like sulking Sherlock there is a cartoon parody of Benedict Cumberbatch’s iconic portrayal.
I used heart-shaped post-its to hold down the page so it wouldn’t damage the drawing or go slipping all over the place while I worked. I use the same silly hot pink post-its to put handwritten thank-you notes in all my Etsy packages for that extra bit of appreciation.
Now that the holiday madness has quieted down a bit, I’m back at it with art, so next week you’ll definitely have a few new pieces of art to look at. Plus, my Valentines will go up, so you can take a peek at this year’s new designs.
Have a great weekend!
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