Studies from Thursday. We went to the Glyptothek in Munich to draw statues.
1. Pencil portrait
2. Pencil and gouache. I finally found out that the paper I used for the sketchbook does not react too well to water.
3. Gouache (and looks very derpy when you turn it around. That statue’s face was hard to draw!)
4. A dude on the train home. Markers and neon light pink highlighter. Doesn’t look at all like the original when scanned. I guess that’s why nobody works with highlighters.
5. A Messerschmidt plane from the German Museum (Deutsches Museum). Dude, planes are HARD to draw! Slapped some quick colors on it in Photoshop.
I have two things to celebrate this week! On Monday my tumblr turned 2 years old. And on Thursday the 100th person decided to follow me! Thank you very much, guys! I was busy on Thursday, drawing in museums in Munich, so since then it’s gone up to 101.
I drew some more slugs for the occasion, since my most popular post was the one with all the slugs. :-)
The first picture is from our brief visit to life drawing class tonight. The larger figures are one or two minutes, I don’t remember. The small ones are half a minute. Stressful drawing!
The second picture is by Alex. He drew the beginning of a comic I’m planning, in his own very special way… ;-) And below that he drew the ARCP police crew!
Blue and red slugs. Pentel brush pens and fineliners.
I’m even more sick than yesterday, and thinking about slugs. The results are weird things like these.
The pickle slug was painted with gouache.
The Nachtschnecke is a German pun.
Sorry for probably weirding you out.
And these are my slug sketches. I want to draw/paint a small series of a giant slug that is searching for a house (in German we call the snail’s shell it’s “house”).
So the slug starts out in a big city where there are lots of houses. But none fit! So it moves to the countryside and eventually finds a shell that suits it just right.
I’m not sure about the format yet. I was thinking A4 size. Alex suggested making the pictures even smaller, and maybe circle-shaped. I don’t want to change format as I do in my sketches right now, so maybe I’ll go with circle or square… I’m also thinking about either painting it all in black and white or making the slug red and the rest greyscale. Any suggestions?
Just as the weekend arrives the cold really kicks in and I feel not so great. :-/ I wanted this weekend to be productive, dammit!
Here are some recent studies. Since I didn’t feel well enough to go to the museum on Thursday I drew that statue of the dude with the ship by using photo references from my trip to Hamburg.
I really screwed up some of the proportions, haha. But I tried a technique that Alex came up with last semester. It’s not so bad! The red and blue guy are drawn with a brush pen.
I coloured antihelios’ sketch of her Shadowrun Character, Furfur, in her student outfit. Very basic colours, I might add some more detail and light to it later.
Alex colored my sketch! :D
Rough sketch of my Shadowrun character Furfur in her daytime student outfit.
Here’s the practice tucan, drawn over Alex's sketch which he had originally done for his children's story last semester which he STILL hasn't posted! *hint hint*