Saturday, December 19, 2009

Spray Bottle

Spray bottle, created using traditional mech pencil + PhotoShop.
SprayBottle

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Hands

Over time I've had to study and draw many hands. Hands are notoriously difficult to draw, but when they come off well, it adds a lot to the illustration. I usually like to have a photo reference when drawing hands as I don't think I've ever seen two identical shots/positions of hands... they're almost as unique as faces. Anyway, here's a group of hand illustrations I've done - some of them are recycled from prior blog posts, some from other sources.








Thursday, September 10, 2009

Security testing icon



Here's an image I created for a security-testing application. Obviously this image indicates a potential security flaw. I originally created it on some empty space on a whiteboard, then colorized/retouched it in PhotoShop to it's final form. The clean up in PhotoShop was the most time consuming part... next time I'll use a whiter whiteboard.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Facebook app images

Here's some images for a Facebook application I'm working on, and the modification history.

The final reduced image:
HangmanSmallHead

Here's the main Photoshopped image from the sketch. The noose and rope are completely redone... the rope in the original illustration was completely not working, so I shot some rope and edited it in. It would have been faster to just get it right in the drawing, but I think the photographic image mixed with the drawing works much better.
HangmanFaceBlog

The original sketch - the rope's totally not working, I should have used a reference.
hangmansketchblog

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Quick hand study

A quick hand study using mainly mech pencils & touched up in PhotoShop.

handDetail

Monday, July 6, 2009

Cowboy head image

This is an image I'll be using and integrating into an upcoming mobile phone app. I'll be tweaking it to work at relatively small screen sizes as well.

CowboyHead72dpi

Friday, April 10, 2009

Ron Wood, Bobby Womack from rough to color

Here's the progress from rough sketch to final colored illustration of Ron Wood and Bobby Womack during a fleeting moment during Bobby's induction to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Final:
RonWoodColor

Pencil Drawing:
RonWoodPencil72dpi

Rough Sketch:
RonWoodRough72dpi

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Whiteboard scissors

This was originally drawn on whiteboard, then subtracted out the background and then colorized and made some other treatments in PhotoShop.
scissors72dpi

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Sketchbook page

Here's a page out of the sketch book - a quick Sharpie sketch of a goalie and a runner.

SketchbookFaceRunner

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Quick sketch again

Here's a quick sketch of a polo player on horseback. I'm specifically trying to stop once I get the proportions down.

HorsebackRider

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009

Nicole Kidman before background

Here is a drawing and PhotoShop treatment of Nicole Kidman. I am working on a separate background, which will be the next posting and then combine the two.

NicoleKidman2

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Laura Bush

Here's a take on Laura Bush. The background image contains a messed up picture I took a few years back that was all blurry, but it worked for a background.

LauraBush72dpi