Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Butthole Snaps

After a year of procrastination, Butthole Snaps is completed.
The original post (a year ago) can be found here
Why is it called Butthole Snaps? Its just a funny name for Erica, among many others, plus it suits the attitude of the figure and the painting for that matter.
I'm a big fan of line movement and you can't beat the figure 8 game plan.
A detail of the lips and chin, this took a couple of reworks, but the results are worth it.
This section of the hair turned out well, looks just like the wig my girlfriend was wearing.
The best compliment I received so far is from my Erica (model), she's very critical of pictures and drawings of herself, and loves this piece. Thanks for posing sweets!

(IF: Hoard 2. to keep secret, private)

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Filling up sketchbooks, here's a glimpse...

been trying to draw every night and recently I like to open the anatomy book and draw whatever is on that page. So here's a skull.

In the current Juxtapoz mag, there is an interview with N8 Van Dyke, and he mentioned he had like 40 something sketchbooks filled up, always drawing, and it shows. His technical skill is topnotch. One of his samples was a decomposing human face and I was touched by it, so I drew my own, and tried to get more aggressive, but you can only get so aggressive with a micron pen. Next to it is some chubby cherub character that I used just to play with the belly fat, and legs. Below, I was drawing a attractive female and decided to put this old man in the background, to aid in my arousal. I think its funny when old, incapable, very serious, hard-ass men try to flirt.
Farewell friends!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Does Bill Sienkiewicz have ADD?

Bill Sienkiewicz impresses me everytime I pick up one of his books. His art is so diverse, almost like he gets bored with one style after another and this reveals more of his conscience thought. Here are some paintings of Elektra, not a big fan of that character(thanks for nothing Jennifer Gardner), but the art is what arouses me.
This is the cover art to Elektra Assassin #1 (above) and following are some sample pages.
What the hell is up with the lower left cell! Awesome!
More goodness..
the tones in the glass are well done, same with the hands, expressions, thanks...
Elektra Assassin #4's cover has a very strong JC Leyendecker influence(composition, stylish babies and pink flowers).
Of course who could forget this cover art...totally bad ass.
I still have some issues of Stray Toasters I haven't gone through and more Elektras, so, there might be a part 2 coming soon. Hope you enjoy his work as much as me. Bye.
Also, while we are on the subject of Elektra, here is a Kent Williams poster I had when I was a kid. Bye for reals.