Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Head Study

This one took roughly 5-6 hours! Dunno if it's indicative of how far along a drawing should be after 5-6 hours, but that's how long it took me, haha.  Done with conte on newsprint.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Head study

Did this head study, and I wrote a lengthy write up of it over on my tumblr!

You can see it over there: Art of Andrew Sides Tumblr

Monday, April 27, 2015

Pinup sketch

Been REALLY busy with a big freelance project I can't discuss at the moment, but here's a little something I made during a work hangout on Google.

Also I'm tumblr now!  I'm one of the last dinosaurs to be on blogger, I feel like.  I'll still keep this updated best I can, but I won't lie, it's WAY easier for me to keep tumblr updated.

Here's a link for everybody to follow through to:

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Frog King

I've been super busy with freelance stuff, which is great! Except it leaves me little time to devote to atelier work or personal projects at the moment (at least for the next month, at least.)  But I've been continuing to experiment with some painting techniques in Photoshop.  Like this Frog King!

It's the same sort of method I've started to use on the Orc portraits, and that I've begun to use in gouache - close knit tiles of value and hue to suggest form turning.  If I need to break up a hard edge I create noise along that edge (as evidenced in the nose area of the frog.)  Doing a noise filter over it all helps blend it a bit further.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Stog the Pitkeeper

Here's the latest finished Orc portrait...Stog the Pitkeeper.  This time around I really utilized a tiling technique to put in swatches of color and value to build it up, I think it came out really successful.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Lunch Doodle

Quick little thing I did during lunch...

Monday, April 6, 2015

Head drawing

About 40ish minutes, conte on newsprint

(click to see a larger version)