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Painting update.

Got a couple more layers done on one of the paintings this afternoon.  As usual, I used the camera incorrectly, so it took the photo in some sort of damn sepia tone, but whatever, you can see the progression I suppose.

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The next photo is an earlier version that I was playing around with in Photoshop this morning in order to get an idea what tattoos would look like in the painting (which is the direction I’m probably going to go).

Kinda neat looking….could possibly work as the foundation of a flyer or something all by itself.

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I like the shadows a lot better in the original version too….definitely need to do some additional darkening, etc.

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My Mini-Munny.

I’ve been working on a Mini-Munny for the Vinylmore 2 : Tiny Town show at Atomic books.

Here’s a before photo of my Mini-Munny…

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And here’s the after photo.  I think he’s contemplating turning that table leg back there into firewood.

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Dr. Sketchy’s this Monday, March 23rd.

Dr. Sketchy’s is tomorrow (Monday, March 23rd), btw, if you need to get your draw on.

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3 sketches, 3 styles

Went to the long pose Charcoal Club session last week.  Since I’m usually too lazy to get up and move around to find a different angle, I did three sketches in three different styles.

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penandmarker

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Just a link.

Take a look at this student’s illustration blog.  Her name is Annie Wu; she’s responsible for the March Charm City Roller Girls poster.

Pretty good stuff.

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BTW, Dr. Sketchy’s is Monday folks, and Charcoal Club tonight!

Baltimore’s Charcoal Club life-drawing session is tonight at Meadow Mill, at 7 o’clock.  It’s the sustained pose session, so one long pose for the entire 3 hours….good stuff.  If you scroll down two posts, you can see the drawings I did at it last week.  It’s 10 bucks to draw and definitely, definitely worth it.  Check it out.   (The light rail drops you at the front door btw, if you’re carless, which I am.)

Also, Dr. Sketchy’s is this Monday, March 9th, at Dionysus at 7 o’clock.  If you don’t know what it is (it’s drawing pretty folks in burlesque while drinking), check out the website.  If you live somewhere else on the planet (ie, not Baltimore), there might be one near you, and IT COULD BE MONDAY TOO*, so check the mothership website to find one nearby.

*It probably isn’t, but you never know.

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Some Charcoal Club stuff.

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The above was the first sketch I did last week at Charcoal Club…the one on the right used to look a lot better, I decided to experiment on it with some gray markers and pretty much ruined a lot of the detail.

A few more marker experiments…most of which are crap….

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The marker sketch on the left sucks (and is that same old sketch that tends to bubble up when I’m tired), but I like the head doodle on the right.

Another sucky drawing….

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The next two came out alright (and were the last two I did).  Basically, I got so frustrated that I forced myself to focus more on what I was doing.

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Should be there tomorrow…hopefully I’ll get better sketches this time.  (Not being hungover will probably do wonders.)

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