Thursday, May 31, 2012

Mmmm, Ice-Cream (..Scoop)

These were for my final Representational Illustration assignment. I'm rather fond of these too actually (plus they god be an awesome grade). I used a fineliner pigment pen. The rendered ones are half scale and the line are to scale. 


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Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Little Lotta Lisbeth Post

It's a widely known fact among those who know me that I love Lisbeth Salander. I also love Noomi Rapace and Rooney Mara.

That's probably introduction enough....

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Dr. Sketchy's Dublin 2nd Birthday

...and very almost my 22nd. Only a few hours til Sunday now.
W00t, and so on..

I was kinda shocked by how happy I was with my work from this session. I usually fill a heck load of pages and end up only happy with one or two drawings. This month I had a little bit of whatever that elusive 'it' is. I think. I also had a shiny new sketchbook (which I had liberated from my dad - shh) and it was just too nice to not fill with pretty things!

This month's Sketchy's theme was Miss Havisham, the ghostly Dickens character from 'Great Expectations'. Blue Ruin and PostModern Sleeze perfectly embodied the eerily beautiful and haunting theme. Entertainment was provided by the very lovely Lady K & Ruby Noir and their musical stylings. Wonderful day as per usual, all running smoothly with Scarlett Nymph at the helm.

And the unforgiving sunny heat was kept at bay with some nice air conditioning. Ahh.

So, now I'll be quiet and post some photos.

1 minute poses

2 minute poses

10 minutes

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Sunday, May 20, 2012

Altering Fairytales

For my final Print assignment, we had to create colour prints based on the theme 'alter'. I had chosen fairytales and how they've been changed and watered down from their gruesome origins, and Disney-ified. These were some of my ideas. The Little Mermaid one hasn't had the bloody stuff added yet. The Snow White one was the only I got to print (and not well, sadly). I also had one planned for Cinderella too. I have the sketches still so I'm gonna work on that series over the summer. Here's what's done so far anyhow.
That was more ramble-y than I'd planned on...

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Some Digital Ladies

I'm trying to up my skills with Illustrator -she can be a bit of a harsh mistress! So I drew out a few things this week, mostly ladies, and worked over them digitally.

First is my fantasy gal.. as in the genre, not my dream girl. She's a sort of priestess character, lots of mystery and oooh-y stuff.

Next is my sci-fi lady. I was watching Minority Report and remembered a piece I'd seen years ago in a Manga how-to book. So, this happened. Actually, another version happened first but the mix of markers let to bleeding and blending. I managed to salvage it by doing a digital version, where my markers can't waste!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Human Rights

My final assignment in Digital Illustration this year involved work based on human rights. These are some of the finished pieces, created with Illustrator.

Child Marriage 

Violence Against Women

Friday, May 11, 2012

I'm Not Bad, I'm Just Drawn That Way

I'm in zombie mode, so expect many zombie themed drawings over the next while... 
This is my take on Jessica Rabbit as a zombie hunter - who also looks rather like the angry lovechild of Snake Plissken, Fray and Rogue. Which just makes me happy.

Medium: Promarkers, fineliner

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My friends were quoting and talking about this movie the other day... I really need to watch The Fifth Element again soon! I love Leeloo :)

Medium: Promarkers, fineliner

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Artist: Maly Siri

This is another post about an artist that madly impresses me, Maly Siri. You may have noticed that I have a weakness for pin up art. It's just beautiful and timeless and fun. I discovered Maly's work through one of my teachers, in particular, this piece:

Well, I instantly fell for her work. But it upset me how long it took me to find her name. My teacher didn't remember at the time, and googling her work for Westwood didn't offer the artists name. After a search on tumblr, however, I found it.  And found all of this. 

Her work is classic and stunning. I love how she creates characters and scenes for her lovely ladies. For the most part, I feel inspired and amazed by her work, but also channel some silent but crazed jealousy at  how effortless the pieces look. She was definitely made to do this.
Her website's pretty nifty too, and it's got some awesome music and lots of links. 

I just found these, her drawings of the Three Nymphs. These are gorgeous.

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Less of a Spectre, More of a Zombie

To celebrate my first day of free time and the ability to just draw whatever I want, I zombified Silk Spectre I. Because I could. I'm definitely doing more of these, just need to pick the victims.

Medium: Promarkers/markers, fineliner.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

What the Water Gave Me

After promising myself I wouldn't go weeks without updating...I did. This morning I submitted my final assignment for the year and although I'm not the most awake right now, I figured I should get a post up here.

This was what has me exhausted. 

Our brief was to create a doll or puppet based on the theme 'Another Side of Me'. It only looks bad that this is what I came up with.... I actually took a lot of my ideas from the Birdeatsbaby song, 'What the Water Gave Me', with some 'The Devil So Charming' thrown in for good measure. There's a backstory to go with her, which I plan to illustrate soon enough. It does involve shady dealing late at night in a forest though.

Some of the notebook pages. The other notebook was filled with work by Menton J. Matthews and Raliel, plus The Crow, Edward Scissorhands, Robert Smith...I'm fond of that notebook. 

Making her body from Fimo. I really hope she doesn't break before she's returned to me... Those arms! (excuse the unprofessionalism of my pjs but Donatello was just really interested).

And finally her with The Crow's crow, modelling the nest. 

I realized that I never named her. Calling her 'creepy tree lady' is probably a bit hurtful. I think I'll go with Frida, after the song's title.