Animal sketches

Hello again, this time I have some animals for you. I did them as an exercise to experiment a bit with lineart and line economy.

The trick was this: To look at the reference just once. Then try to fill the blanks in the brain by myself. It was just because last week I went to the AGO and something I love about medieval/early renaissance paintings is that they had no idea of how most of the animals were supposed to look. Imagine drawing a lion without ever seeing one and then just come up with whatever the description led you to belief. Or maybe you saw it once, but can’t quite remember how it was supposed to look, so you slim it down, make it bigger than it is or something like that. I did lots of them. These were the best looking ones of the experiment.

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And finally, for the fans of Phantom Of The Paradise:

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Rachael, Mike and Winslow

First things first: I have a webcomic going on now, called The Doppelganger. Visit and Like it on FB.

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I’ve been drawing some more portraits based on movies and TV, learning how to get the likeness and studying colors and lighting.

Here’s Winslow, the 70’s glam rock version of the Phantom from Brian De Palma’s Phantom Of The Paradise:

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Mike from Breaking Bad. my favorite of the bunch. Studying lighting:

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And Rachael, the classy android from Blade Runner:

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Webcomic and bit of life drawing

I have a little side project (besides the weekly digital illustrations and some writing and the other other project) that’s called The Doppelgänger. It’s a webcomic about knowing that you’re a bad person under any possible scenario. You’ll see parallel worlds, sci-fi, self-hate, violence, Noir stylings with drawings by yours truly, words and story by Thibault Kervarech.

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On other matters, I have to confess that I’ve been slacking on my life drawings. I did this little bit in the Gladstone last week. I promise I’ll get serious about it again now that I’m back in the city.

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