Illustration Wednesday

Yeah, I missed last week. I had a busy week and even though I started a drawing I never got around to finish it. Still working on it and below is the unfinished work.
But first this weeks illustration. Years ago I painted an illustration for a friend back in Florida. The concept was just about the same but I never felt like I finished the piece properly. Below is a revised version that I hope to make some t-shirts with. Eventually I\’d also like to go back and repaint this.

Before pursuing art I spent all my free time out running the trails of western Washington. If you\’re not a runner you\’d have called me a bit obsessive about it. It got to a point a couple summers ago when I ran a 50 mile race. I love running because it pushes my threshold of mental fatigue and in turn I believe that makes me a stronger individual capable of handling anything that comes my way. I love trail running specifically because it gets me \”away from the things of man\” as George would say. Anyways, I could go on forever about running but instead, here\’s my unfinished drawing which I\’ll hopefully finish over the next few weeks.

Illustration Wednesday

OK, so today being my birthday I decided to start a new ongoing project that would help me work on my drawing skills. I also feel it\’s in my best interest to explore the concept of making prints so that I can create some residual income. Yeah, it\’s a pipe dream but I have to start somewhere no?

SO, with that in mind I\’ve decided that Wednesday\’s are going to be for illustration from now on. You know, that thing I got a degree in about 14 years ago and decided not to use. I feel if I do a illustration every week for the next year something good while come from it. So here\’s my first stab at it. I figured I\’d start with something I love. And I love me some Wolverine. I just did a basic sketch of Logan to get his character down. I always hated the way his hair was done. I mean how does hair grow in up into points? And his forearms, well, I like me some big ape arms, that\’s just me. Which help\’s because they allow for room for the claws. Anyways, here\’s my Logan. Oh, and for the record, I like Hugh Jackman as Wolverine. He\’s great. Just a touch too tall.

initial sketch on lined notebook paper.
one day I\’ll be able to actually buy a real sketch book

Bacon from the Dunny Eater Series

Say Hello to Bacon. This little guy tries as hard as he can to be mean. He\’s even borrowed a bloody halberd and shield from his father but try as he might, deep down inside he\’s just a sweetie. Bacon is part gorilla, part boar and all around nice guy.

Bacon was made from a 7\” Munny, wire, plumber epoxy, screws, polymer clay and leather. This was my first attempt at this size and I loved it. It\’s perfect. Large enough to allow for all the detail I want and small enough to be practical. Want to see how I made this? A lot of you probably saw a lot of images I posted over the last couple weeks. I wasn\’t just showing off. Nope, I was amassing as many pictures as I could to assemble a tutorial. Plan on seeing a tutorial from me within the next couple weeks.
Let me know what you think of this guys. Feel free to comment on what you like, and dislike so I can improve with the next one.
Oh, and did I mention, this fella will be for sale soon 🙂