Saturday, March 31, 2012

Summery Sketchery... bikinis

I always use pencil for my drawings/sketches and have tried using ink pens for outlines, but rarely.  Need more practice with my ink pen!  =^.^=

Sipping her avocado fruitshake... Gotta have some blues there, of course!  ;-)

Friday, March 30, 2012

Summery Sketchery...

Meow there!  It's summer time here at the islands... posting some practice sketches with the sun, beach, bright colors and fun in mind.  Keeping handstrokes kinda loose, using regular colored pencils...  =^.^=

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Monday, March 26, 2012

Figure-studies with Posemaniacs

Posemaniacs is awesome!  Really cool website for artists wanting to practice their figure drawing/sketching skills.  For a free reference tool, it certainly has many useful feature.  Yes, FREE!!!  There are so many poses to choose from, take your pick of male, female or child figures.  Standing figure?  Seated?  Or you prefer action-packed kung-fu poses?  Action-hero stance?  Or you want your female figure in pin-uppy, sexy poses?  Your guy posing macho?  You've got it in Posemaniacs.  A ton of different poses!  What's also really great is that the figures are in 3D and each pose comes with several angle/view-shots.  You can swivel the figures sideways to get that particular angle you want.   The figures are in muscle-layer, so you can draw with the accurate muscle definitions.

Other features in the website are 30-Second Drawing (for quick figure-sketching), Negative Figure Drawing and 2 sections devoted to hand poses and face angles...  Also available as an app on IPhone/IPod.

Some of my figure-study sketches using Posemaniacs...

Practising raised arms...

Sketching full-screen posemaniacs...

I've always drawn female figures (for fashion design and illustration) and enjoy drawing/sketching them.  Hopefully will get good at drawing guys with Posemaniacs.  =)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Jon Kortajarena sketches

Update 3/21/2013 - Finally did a finished portrait of Jon Kortajarena, clickie-click (here)... =)

Meow there!

Drew these sometime last year - in-progress pics.  Practice sketches/portraits, as I hadn't done much drawing the past few years and got a bit rusty.  It's nice to be back in that art/creative mode... and in the "Zone".   I just love the angles on Jon Kortajarena's face!