June 30, 2008

Return to Zombies.

Things have been crazy lately. In a not-very-fun way. This past month has been a bit of a non-stop grind. I designed product at a breakneck pace, and spent a lot of my free time working. It was kind of a pain.

But I think the crunch is over and I hope to resume posting a little more regularly. Or maybe tending to other things I've overlooked lately...

Today I drew a tiny, tiny sketch, and within minutes it became this:

die everyday test black.jpg
jeepers.

Then I wanted to play around with some new techniques I've been thinking about. A few minutes later and I had this:

die everyday test.jpg
creepers.

From sketch to posting, I think I spent 30 minutes working on it. I don't think it's bad for a random thought. I might revisit it and tighten it up. Or not.

June 7, 2008

Shoryuken!

Here's a second piece of Street Fighter themed artwork for the show we hung last week (this one will be slipping in a tad late... I left a space open).

It's Ryu. Man of the hour, tower of power. My favorite character to play as.

Just for fun, here's the quick sketch I drew in photoshop before I started to draw everything out by hand:

ryu sketch.jpg

It was just for general size and pose, not color or anything. I knew I wanted it kind of raw and rough, kind of somber and with very little color. I also decided to ditch the "magical" blue hand stuff.

Here's the final:

ryu.jpg
HADOUKEN!

You can see a bigger and better version on my flickr page.

SHORYUKEN!