New year, new sketches

It’s a new year. I’m already feeling older and wiser. I can see white hair growing on me and feeling a strange urge to complain about the weather for hours. Obviously there’s new sketches.

The first one is from an old project that I hope to get back into one day. If I can convince the writer and manage to cram enough time into my schedule, it’d be great.

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I love drawing animals as derpy as possible.  These ones are photo-referenced, but I tried to push for the personality as much as I could.

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This one is not from a picture though. I call it “Cutie“.

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For the end, I give you “Derp Conan”:

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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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