Saturday, July 30, 2011

Pirates rule!

So I felt like illustrating a Pirate, so I did. Not much to say about this one, really just wanted to do something fun and simple. Thanks for looking!

Friday, July 8, 2011

GLEEk Out...

So here it is, my submission of shame. For those of you who don't know who this is it's Lea Michele who plays Rachel Berry on Glee.

I am a fan of the show but I always get a lot of flack for it when I tell people. Apparently telling your guy friends you like this show is like saying you hate sports and don't understand why action movies are so popular! I can't help it though, I was raised by a family of performers, artists and entertainers, so this show is right up my alley of things I was exposed to growing up (Showtunes, Musicals, Pop Music, etc.). I chose miss Rachel Berry for the same reason I picked Bill Hader and House, she just looked fun to draw, and a bit of a challenge to boot. One major thing I learned from this piece though: High res images make much better reference pieces. A buddy of mine told me that once when he was doing this same type of thing. I believed him at the time but I don't think I really understood what he meant until I did this myself. I think the lighting and coloring came out way better in this one than my previous pieces but man, nailing that likeness is HARD!!!