My prob is I have too many passions, atm I'm trying to make a steam engine wooden model boat with some friends, has to be radio controlled too. I also love to model in clay and in 3D with blender, I love to draw, and write too, I like to make cartoons and comic strips and also real artistic drawings with ball point pens and pencil mainly, I rly can't paint for shit. All i know is ur work is awesome!
Great drawing. Sir I wanted to ask you if you used ref for the clothing and the boots? Because I try to learn to make that stuff up from imagination and try to construct it from the scratch. I am kinda getting crazy with trying that. So I wanted to ask you, how you get such realistic things on the paper.
I find I can 'make up' folds etc to a certain level, but when you want to go as detailed and complex as in this illustration some kind of reference really is a must. I had a friend put on a large army shirt and took some reference photos, I dressed my maniquin (yes I have a maniquin in my studio ) in the pants and combination of friend wearing the boots and having them on my desk as I sketched. Burne Hogarth did a book about the theory and practice of drawing clothing called "Dynamic Wrinkles and Drapery" and its helpful for understanding how material folds. I also used to sketch shirt and pants folds in my sketchbook, along with faces when I travelled on the train - but no matter your theory and memory for these things, you cant beat some kind of reference if you really want to take it to a extremely detailed finish. I have a wardrobe full of costumes and as I said, a maniquin, just for such purposes! Hope that helps and happy drawing!
Beautifully rendered. The curves and firmness of their breasts truly stand out. I will probably be chastised for it but perhaps the dress code should be altered to your specifications. That will certainly boost the number of heterosexual male recruits. Once again a marvelous piece.
Its funny, but lately I've been trying to loosen up my initial sketches a bit and leave some of the 'working stuff out' bit for the painting stage, but I love the initial pencil stage so much, I inevitably get carried away! Glad you like sir, and as always, appreciate you coming by!
Thanks Erin, appreciate you saying that! Used to do a lot more traditional stuff, particularly with markers and pencils, but even though I do all my colour work on the computer nowadays, I still love the feel of pencil on paper for my prelim work.
Me too! I think the return to traditional is sort of coming back too. I prefer the medium myself & would love to see that & digital on an equal platform. And I really admire someone such as yourself who is quite brilliant at both!