To be honest, I completely forgot I'd started a blog to keep my sketch work in. This week's been a good one for progress in digital and oil mediums. I've been mainly focusing in portraiture. 

Here's the first real experiment in digital medium. I'm not a great hand at it, but I finally feel like I'm making some headway. Here's some Blacksad fanart for you!


There's a long way to go yet, but it's nice to see the hours paying off. A couple weeks ago I wouldn't have been able to do it in quadruple the time.

Moving on, we have the oil sketch of the week, from the open model session I host every Tuesday (well, trying anyway). Our model this week was terrific, and it was nice to have a time limit to contend with. This is the production of an hour's time.


It's sketchy, but nice to get back to the basics. Feeling good about the progress on this front, as well.

And finally, a digital portrait to close out this week. This is for my buddy Rady (find him and his beautiful photography here). So glad he ended up liking this. I'm getting a little faster, so this portrait clocked out around one hour.

Oh, and one last thing -- my dream costuming for next year's Chewbacchus. This right here is why I'm working to get better and make the big bucks.



-- A