Sunday, September 20, 2009

Daily Sketch: upset on the phone

Another idea for the pinup series of females I have planned. She's on the phone and somewhat unpleased. I'm anxious to get working on these, but I move into my new house this week and am going to be busy moving, painting and cleaning carpets. Hopefully I'll have a little time to sketch.

Daily Sketch: Arm Proportions

I was messing around, constructing a new pose for a female in my Moleskine. I was having trouble remembering the arm proportions so I looked up some photographic images of a human skeleton.

Bringing some images into Photoshop and using the Measure tool I figured out that if you consider the length from the shoulder joint to the elbow as one generic unit, then the distance from the elbow to the wrist joint is 0.8 units. In turn, the distance from the wrist to the tip of the longest finger (if the fingers are extended) is roughly 0.6 units. That's a handy ratio to remember. 1 - 0.8 - 0.6. I should do the same for the legs.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Daily sketch: dressed up and bored

A sketch out of my Moleskine this evening. I realize her head is way too big, but I wasn't quite going for absolute realism. I think I have an idea for a new series. I've recently been inspired by the work of Jack Vettriano and am in need of art for my new house. I plan on making a series of vector art pieces depicting beautiful women in a manner similar to this one. Perhaps with smaller heads.