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And here’s a costume ref concept from a fun project i’m crankin on right nowz – inked on the crappiest, bleediest paper you can imagine. woot only 98 more pages of it to use. :-/
Technically, the extra arms shouldn’t be … posed … but at this point i cant resist the chance to emote more hands.

Haven’t posted much here since mid december – trying to get the kinks worked out of my domino stack of social media updates to make life easier. Lots more to show very soon!

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Sep 092013
 

Did this “Chuck” Bargue last night. Been a while since i’ve done one of these, but i gotta keep cranking through them. Get past the feet sooner rather than later. While working, i took a nice hi-res SLR pic about every ten minutes. I say “about every ten minutes” because i was using a timer app on my phone. So, to be honest, it actually took me a little over two (2) hours.

You can watch the entire process in 12 seconds. The GIF is a little unweildy at 3.5 mb, so it’ll take a few minutes to load. First time i’ve done one of these. I’ll have to do it again since i’m okay with how this turned out…

Final finished page:

Added some grey, aqua, and some true blue spray paint splatters to balance out the bland yellow expanse of the page. Couldn’t include these in my procedural GIF, since I cant use spray paint indoors. sorry. this teal glow around final plate was done with acrylic paint. This particular color and its associated midtones lost a lot of quality with sRGB export selected in Photoshop. Had to export without sRGB selected to preserve the “Adobe RGB” profile.
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thanks for looking!

Sep 072013
 

About 1 hour, 15 minutes? Avocado and shipping box drawn from life days earlier. Block lettering from imagination.

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by the time i finished here i was in the long shadows of a building behind me.

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when i finished:

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when i began:

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Sep 052013
 

Currently working on the next instalments of the series of these Bargue studies, although i’ve already erased a faulty lay-in 3 or 4 times. The plates are getting tougher as i get farther into the book – more dynamic, time consuming, but more beautiful and expressive too. I’ve opted to do them on stained sketchbook pages with inkwash and casein, a method of sketching i’ve used a few years now that i find portable, quick, flexible, and expressive. Part of the challenge, and the benefit, from this lengthy undertaking is to more or less master this technique. The initial lay-ins are with graphite, all erased before rendering out. There are a few small areas here where i’ve hidden mistakes under a gouache layer that approximates the background texture. additionally, in the very last plate – the twisting foot – i used  gouache and some light dusting of spray paint in the background.

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