Posted 5 days ago

Dragons on the brain in the last few days… 

Posted 2 weeks ago

Couldn’t sketch the lion cubs over a sketch crawl a few days ago (as if they’d sit still for long enough…) but at least they came close enough for some video.  Might grab some screenshots of them playing and sketch em that way. ALMOST as good, right…? :P 

-cg 

Posted 2 weeks ago

Did some sketching at the zoo last weekend, and these are some of the better sketches.  

The Oregon Zoo has a trio of new lion cubs, and I’d have loved to sketch ‘em, but the area was way too crowded with kids, and I’d have felt kinda jerky hogging the area for an extended period of time.  (which didn’t stop me from taking a video, though…)  

I might return on a school day, maybe. :P 

-cg

Posted 3 weeks ago

Testing out  new acrylic paints with a colored sketch. 

This girl’s hair is so unbelievably much fun to do… 

-cg

Posted 1 month ago

as-warm-as-choco:

Tekkon Kinkreet (鉄コン筋クリート) Background Art by Shinji Kimura

Art Director : Blue Exorcist (movie), Tekkonkinkreet, Steamboy
Background Art : My Neighbor Totoro, AKIRA, Urusei Yatsura

Damn these are gorgeous.

Posted 1 month ago

I was originally going to do this in watercolor, then I thought “hey, I haven’t used Photoshop in a while,” so here we are… A few sketches for a modern-day Little Red Riding Hood (which I call “little red riding hoodie” because I like horrible horrible puns).

Trying out some different styles because I tend to have a default, and I really need to branch out more… 

-cg 

Posted 1 month ago

Portrait of the Artist as a “Grumpy-man Sour-face,” according to the artist’s nephew.

Posted 1 month ago

Some doodles from today.  I’ve never been great at “inking” in photoshop, so this was mostly practicing that.  

-cg

Posted 1 month ago

One of a number of sketches I’ve been doing of late as I try to develop and produce this comic idea that’s been rattling round my head for a while.  I have a vague idea of the story (it’s much clearer towards the beginning than it is the middle or end), and sketching helps me brainstorm.  

I might scan the other stuff later; but for now, I’m off to the DMV for wacky fun times….

… yaaaaaaay.  

-cg

Posted 2 months ago

A facebook friend posted a link to a video of a portly lass with some great dance moves, and because it’d been a while since I’d done any gesture drawings, I took a mess of screenshots and pulled out my crowquill pen. 

The intention was to do some ink sketches, but some of these are more like inked sketches (the difference being whether or not there’s a pencil underdrawing), which wasn’t really the point, but I dig ‘em anyway.

Sketch times range from 1-3 minutes to however long I felt like it till I got it right (which kinda defeats the purpose of a gesture-drawing exercise, but whatever, it was fun).

— cg