Wednesday, June 29, 2011

P-47 Razorback


A little further along, I have changed the livery, started a background, and focused on a single aircraft.





I'm starting this post off with the first step of my P-47 painting with this first image being the beginning of the coloring and inking of the original pencil drawing I was given by my friend.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Spinosaurus


My interpretation of the terror of prehistoric North Africa!  The most complete skeleton was destroyed during WWII in Berlin but the sketches and measurements remain.  I have developed the animal around a lowland, valley, river/wetland lifestyle.  It is commonly believed among many academics that Spinosaurus was likely a scavenger and fish/aquatic critter eater and was not likely to have been a swift chase-down predator.  I made the tongue of the animal blue to reflect a possible lure for fish and other aquatic creatures to within snapping distance of the creatures mouth.  I also made the sail a colorful display as well as an air conditioning device that is also a possibility commonly discussed among the scientific community. 

F/A-18 F





I had the distinct pleasure yesterday of enjoying a walkaround of 2 of the United states Navies Finest Aircraft, the F/A-18 Hornet, or "Rhino". This is the new Top Gun, this is the new ultimate machine of Naval Aviation. What is even better is meeting the persons that make this entire system function for a celebration of 100 years of Naval Aviation.

Fonda Petting



She said she was sort of.....

Tuesday, June 21, 2011



This was really just a quick sketch as part of my daily routine, I'm really liking these big war horses. I was concentrating on proportions, just the whole horse form really. Sort of like the assignment to draw 100 hands and 100 feet, I'm going to sketch 17 plus hand horses.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

yeah, I know what your thinking.




Concept was not mine, it was a glamor shot taken by a friend a while back, I just added the hood and robe. I needed to do an illustration of a figure, particularly the face just for practice. I tried to limit my time to just a few hours (<3). I'll admit it, I did a little tracing OK, so what! Just kidding, I am trying more and more to move away from tracing and using the reference material in the proper way. I didn't focused my main attention on the face and this is actually my first study using the Grayscale first, then color overlay. Hope you enjoy it.