Tuesday, September 21, 2010


I'm not really sure where I got this idea from, I was bored one night, got out my pad and started doodling. The picture is ok, but it lacks any substance.

I did wanna attempt something new, so instead of using flat colours, I used a pattern overlay. I gave the jeans a rough texture and the shirt a very 'flamboyant' design.
I'm still playing around and getting comfortable with proportions - which is why his head is pretty large. ;P

Monday, September 20, 2010

Masters Of Lightning!

Superheroes! You can never go wrong with Superheroes. Each character has their own ability - I'm just not sure what it is, but at least they look pretty cool... and they're purple, purple is cool!

I kinda cheated doing this picture, it may seem like a group picture with all of them standing together, but each character was drawn in pencil separately, then positioned in a group on a new piece of paper in fine-liner, then scanned and then Photoshopped. It took a helluva long time, and great precision, but I was really excited about this one and I'm really glad it's done for everyone to see.

Lingerie Model

Temptations? Victoria's Secret?
Everyone loves a lingerie model, even better if she's topless ;)
The image looked a little plain without the pink brush in the background and it added a girly touch to it.
I had some trouble with the proportions of her right arm, but I eventually came right.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Beach Bum

Spring is here, and Summer is near!
Time to get tanning like this beach bum.
I used the same sketchy, messy lines I used for a previous image I made, which I achieved by jumping the lightbox process. Using simple colours (my two favourites - green and brown) and adding subtle shadows and highlights.

It's funny how drawings sometimes work out. This one I doodled on a piece of paper I had lying around waiting to make coffee, and it turned out pretty great :)

Monday, September 13, 2010

8Bit Tetris Shoes

The new assignment I'm working on at Style Design College is creating a brand and using it to design a pair of shoes, while staying true to the brands origin, idea and audience.

I chose 8Bit as my label which gives me a broad spectrum to utilize. The flat colours and pixeled look of the images give off a nostalgic feel from the retro games of past years. Using Tetris as my design was a good choice because I was able to use a simple pattern, which has great impact.
The laces which I just luckily happened to have lying around at home, conform to the idea of the brand.

The only down-side to my shoes, is that they're one size too big for me. :(

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Naked & Raw

I scanned this picture before lightboxing... the result, one pretty schweet looking image!

The dark sketchy lines add to it's awesomeness. I can honestly say I had a blast with this picture, it was quick, simple, but oh so effective! Even the subtle shadows blended greatly.

I added a textured background for a raw touch.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Dark & Broody

This boy's got secrets.... He's got that look that says he's trouble.

This one was quick and easy, the lighting and shadows were a bit tricky cos I tend to forget where the light is coming from, and also because I really enjoy creating shadows and I sometimes go crazy. Overall, it was a success :)

One thing I would've liked, is to have added more detail to his hair, it looks a bit dull and uninteresting.

Gamer Chick

This was just something simple. A crazy girl who loves games.
She has no job, lives in her parents basement, doesn't know what a boyfriend is, and the last date she went on was with her sim boyfriend... he dumped her sorry ass.
Now she's a crazy gamer addict!