Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Dragging my sorry ass to the drawing table and doing a watercolor a night. More like start 3 and improve on them all during the week best I can. The goal as always is to improve my draughtsmanship and lay down color and value right off the bat with confidence. And yes, I will do a whole series of "beer under different lighting conditions" paintings. Form, and function. Cheers!
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
the sculpture is getting more layers of Magic-Sculpt, which I like because it becomes hard plastic in about an hour. you gotta work fast, but it's pretty conducive to large pieces that'll hold together when you pile on more stuff... and yeah, the medium is about as toxic as you'd imagine...
Friday, May 23, 2008
Some repeats. I like drawing these with the Zig disposable rapidographs because they are filled with india ink that will not smear if your sketchbook falls into a pitcher of beer. Also, when I grow up I want to be as accurate and loose as Hokusai. As Richard Schmid says in his video
"Sometimes I like my paint to look like I threw it from across the room at the canvas, and it landed in exactly the right spot." Sargent compared painting to fencing, "have at you!", and I'm liking these analogies. Drawing is like chess to me sometimes, you make a move, and hope it works.
More ink, and..... I need to add more color to this bloggishness. However, the best I can do is post my attempts at capturing the likenesses of people crashing out at 7am on the train. Again, if I'm culling what I consider the better ones out of the bunch. I apologize for any repeats....
Friday, May 2, 2008
I love this guy. Cthulhu Now needed its heroes to fight the Lovecraftian monsters and he's the perfect foil to the Punk Girl with the Zippo Hairnet flamethrower. The idea was for her to rescue him from the BPO Elks Lounge, and far from being helpless would essentially be in video game language a "power up" in terms of booze, ammo and mistaking monsters for Normandy Beach Nazis. I ran the idea past Quinn about making an action figure that you could load caps into that would fire when you wheeled him around, the torso would swivel also, of course. Note the martini survival kit in the back of his ride.
Little Rascal indeed.
Friday, March 28, 2008
Short attention span theatre here. I keep starting new ones. I'm going to coat them with cellu-clay, a paper mache pulp that hardens over night into freaking concrete. you can get it at the Compleat Sculptor. Ask for Peggy Weitzmann and tell her Adam sent ya....They owe me, ha ha!
Thursday, March 20, 2008
there's a Tony Ryder book that talks about the blocking in method for figure drawing that's been
conducive to speed and accuracy... Of course, some days go better than others. The Classical Drawing Atelier book by Aristides has also been very informative in this respect. These are straight ink, but I use the pens because I can ghost in the lines and pound in the ones I like.
Ink no smear, me like for that reason.
These books are my self imposed correspondence classes. Always on the lookout for great artbooks!
Friday, February 22, 2008
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
when I was working at my friend Quinn's company Evil Genius Games we were trying to get a Cthulhu game off of the ground. I still like these, and would like to rework them at some point to improve the colors and anatomy... These are storyboards of how we were going to introduce the Cthulhu horrors to a modern day northeastern seaside town. You can't lose with an oil rig prologue...
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Friday, February 1, 2008
And lots of hot glue. Using Bammes (horse anatomy book) and Goldfinger (human)
as the blueprints. Eventually this is going to get resined, sculpeyed and liquached from a pile
of stuff I got real reasonable at The Compleat Sculptor. Now they owe me for this plug.