Sunday, November 23, 2008

Another tryout

I did this political cartoon for an editorial cartoon -competition a while ago here in Finland. It didn't receive any accolades. I was a bit lost when once again I really started working on some pictures for this only a few days before the deadline. I hadn't really found a suitable style and all three that I did ended up looking a bit different from each other. I think I also raised my standard too high in the sense that I looked for inspiration and level of thought and execution from Quino :)
They really would have had more feeling to them if I had developed a bit more on the style but would also have avoided overwriting ideas into one image.
I was the most content with this one, it has an international subject matter and no need for translation. But is it funny? Not in particular. I wanted it have more a satirical slap in the face -feel and criticism on the policies of particular countries.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Crestock tryout

As these things usually go, I decided to start doing an entry for a competition the night before the deadline. Quick and dirty then.

The idea in the (annual) Crestock Photoshop competition was to make an apocalyptic christmas "card" based on the given stock images. I went for a kind of an animated short -feel on the characters here.

One irritating thing was that it seems my monitor at home shows colours a bit too dark, especially in the red area. I realized this when I checked the image on the monitor at my work place. It looked like crap. I did a couple of quick fixes and sent it off.

I'm just happy that I did something. Makes me want to do more digital painting again.

You can check it out here and cast a vote if you like it and want to go through the trouble of registering :)

There's this one image that I feel is a sure winner. It has a good consistent style, conceived with care and a refreshingly not so bleak take on the subject:

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Damn those lifedrawings

Croquis for a change (sorry Kaltsu ;). I tried to loosen a bit but these did end up looking a bit...hmm..stiff? (The model is alive and well of course).

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Burlesques Muertos

I went to the Dr Sketchy's again last night. The theme for this time was Dia De Los Muertos. So this time it was more on the mexican macabre than on erotic tease :) The models were posing as a dead married couple with masks and heavy make-up.

I found out that drawing people with clothes on is actually much harder than drawing a nude model. I was also sitting at a not-so-good angle so I relied more on the feel, theme and stylization instead of "model drawing".

These were pretty fast poses of 5-10 mins but I did put in some gray values afterwards. The fast sketch I did when the couple was dancing their last dance...