Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Mummies! Look out!

You didn't think I stopped drawing monsters did you!?!

Yeah, that's still going on. I did some research last night on how to get those highlights to pop, back to the airbrush this weekend...

But Templar is back in production as well...still need to do a value pass, and a detail pass before it goes to color.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

SW Tests 05

Here's the colors for the can see I worked it with the white pencil to pull out the highlights to no avail....quite a mystery for me. Would a white grease pencil work? Sadly I don't have one handy...I'll put it aside until I get time to get out and pick one up.

Monday, August 25, 2008

SW Tests 04

I played air brush just bit this weekend. And I was a little disappointed that it didn't solve my highlight/white pencil problems. Not really sure what to do about it....I want a very crisp highlight with pencil, and not soft with the airbrush. I guess I'll just have to continue testing it out!

Here's the Vader, and one with a bit of digital enhancement and cleanup. He was my first doom-to-fail, as I didn't spend too much time on the drawing.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

SW Tests 03

Here's the finished drawing for the Galactic Heroes X-Wing, and the beginnings of the last of the three doom-to-fails. Vader Mask.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

SW Tests 02

I'm still working on these, but I just got hit with a rush job for work, so extra time will be sparse for a couple weeks, but here's what I got so far...

Monday, August 18, 2008

SW Tests 01

I got my new airbrush over the weekend, so in my spare time this week I'm drawing up some fun stuff to ruin while I try it out.

Here's the first of the doomed-to-fails.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Chagrinnin' Chewbacca?

Happy Anniversary to me! And my up-to-seven strong readership after a year!

Yeah....anyways...keeps me motivated to get better.

So here's the final Chewbacca image, in what is now an annual event. It's come a long way from the first one, but he's still not right...that mouth/chin is tough! I also screwed up the brow with the highlights, it's shows too much of a flow instead of a bend at the top of the eyeline. There's always next year!

Here's the first annual drawing, in case you forgot.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

That time of year...

Well, tomorrow is the one year anniversary of the Bad Flip Blog, and since the first ever post was a Chewbacca portrait, I decided to make that the yearly project. Because he is hard for me to draw.

So here's the grays, I'll post the final tomorrow...

Monday, August 11, 2008

Grand Prix 05

Here's the 'final.'

I think there's more work to be done with the highlights. I ordered proper airbrush stuff over the weekend, I've kind of reached my limit with the copic markers. It's tough to draw over them, and the limited opacity; I realize this isn't what they're designed for, so I'm upgrading to push myself more.

Friday, August 8, 2008


Still working on the Grand Prix painting, but I've had a couple of long days, so not much progress has been made, not enough for a post at least.

Working all day on the computer painting out finals gets laborious, so every once in a while I take a break and just doodle some stuff like this; a compilation of random stuff cobbled together from various scraps littering the office.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Grand Prix 04

And here's the darkened in version, black colored pencil. All that's left is the punch up with highlights and maybe some more color.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Grand Prix 03

Here's a splash of airbrush, to get some color base to start with...

Monday, August 4, 2008

Grand Prix 02

So I've started my big sloppy race car painting.

Here's the grayscale's kind of big, so I'm just taking photos of it for the updates, I'll figure out how scan/photo it appropriately when I'm done.