2/8/12

SLIGHTLY SOUR PRINCESS

Here is another one of these sketchbook drawings with a little digital color. She looks like she has a bit of an attitude. Maybe she is annoyed by those giant earrings.

I am being mindful to not over-render my stuff nowadays, and working on these little sketches helps me to develop that mindset. Over the years, I occasionally got carried away with rendering in Photoshop. Sometimes the piece called for it, but more often than not when I was going nuts with the bells and whistles, it was because the drawing was weak and I was attempting to obscure that fact with a bunch of digital crap on it. I wasn't always consciously aware of what I was doing at the time, but in any case, it works about as well as B.O. and cologne.

Speaking of horrible odors, I am finalizing my plans to attend WONDERCON in Anaheim March 16-18. It looks like I will actually be manning a table in Artist Alley, something I haven't done in a very long time. I am starting my preparations now, so I should have some decent goodies on offer, including some prints and original art. We'll see about those damn con sketches...

4 comments:

BluePrint said...

Ahfreakinmazing. Very cool.

stuff99 said...

No love for Emerald City Con this year? :(

Was hopping to see you again.

CO STAN Za.

Ezra Lau said...

she's so elegant! i do wonder if she's double jointed in the neck area, cuz that head has got a funky angle compared to her body. thanks for sharing!

devilmonkey said...

Dude, loving your new sketches. Particular fan of the ''less is more'' approach; I'm coming round to that myself at the minute!

Keep 'em coming, sir!