Thursday, August 29, 2013

Sketch for a D90 T-shirt.

A few nights ago I banged my head on the Wacom tablet trying to come up with some fresh concept for my shirt project, dedicated to the Defender this time.

After the first bad 4, I finally nailed it down the right way.
In an humble homage to Dave "Big" Deal...

Still undecided about the writtings, because I love both of them.

Lineart-ed in Sketchbook Pro, (very!!!) rough painted with PS.

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Lauren for a change.

One of the many little things I postponed to do for too long.
My very humble attempt at "portraying" the beautiful Lauren Bacall.
After watching "The Big Sleep" a couple of days ago, I got pumped and couldn't wait anymore.

Sketchbook Pro + PS.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Sketching heads.

I spent some time sketching various "heads" for the character behind the wheel; I'm not sure in the driver will be visible, but if so I'm trying to give him the right look.

Done in Sketchbook Pro.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Sketch for a shirt.

Something I had in mind for a while.
Thinking about a couple of shirts, one with a Series and one with a Defender...

I'm also trying to work on values first, after the workshop in London with Nathan Fowkes.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Back from London...


I got back to Italy after a long weekend in London.
What I did:
  • I went to Nathan Fowkes' workshop about "designing with color and light"; Nathan is a concept artist for animation and entertainment projects, teacher of drawing, painting, color and design. He worked for DreamWorks, Blue Sky, Digital Domain and Disney. This guy's a monster. The workshop was extremely interesting, with a lot of stuff in just 4 hours. I wish I had a workshop like this every weekend.
  • I drank too many beers
  • I got some nice drawing pads and a sketchbook
  • I had great food (fish & chips and hamburgers)
  • I met an old friend
  • I met Giulia who lives and works in London, and does some nice stuff :-) 
What I did not:
  •   I didn't get lost
  •   I didn't find the brushes I need (d'oh!!!) :-(
  •   I didn't miss the plane :-)

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

"ICKX" G-WAGEN: two more.

Back after a few days out on the Alps, camping and wheeling with friends :-)
I've been asked two more cartoons of the Dakar G-Wagen, so I went back to the drawing board,
here's the first.

Sketch #6, from digital rough to pencil lineart.