Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Gorilla Warfare

He's basically wearing a bunch of Shoggoths.

You'll note the part about intelligent Bigfoot. Intelligent, BIOPUNK Bigfoot.

You have no idea how much I love this site.

I tried to go for a distinct, alien but "totally not Yuuzhan Vong" look. With a narrative this rich, I went crazy with the ideas. His armor is a network of plant-animal hybrids, with the one near his shoulder being a sort of organic comlink system, and the other on his wrist acting as a sort of melee weapon. His gun is like one of those Starship Trooper (movie version) tanker beetles, but with one pair of legs that link into a convenient grip. The leaves are a fashion statement.

pew pew.

A Friendlier Bigfoot
On a less optimistic note, while I did go to life drawing this past week, I basically got nothing good. Not enough to compile into a weekly progress sheet, at any rate. I did, however experiment with some new (not really) mediums, like...

Don't do wet media on newsprint. It rips. 30 min, mostly after pose had finished.
...Oil Pastel! I hear it's all the rage these days, and it's probably easier on the lungs than normal pastel. Oil pastel is actually water soluble, and the results end up looking a lot like watercolor. You hatch the drawing first, water it down, and then go back for details while it's still wet, so that it's easier to blend colors. Unless you want to deal with the mess of actually blending with oil pastels (not fun), blending with water almost always muddies the colors, so you always need to go back and lift up the fine lighting and color details again. What's nice about oil pastels is that they glide smoothly on paper, so it's a lot easier on the wrists.

Also some other drawings from the week. Really dry week.

HULK DRAW. 5 min.
Literally the only other presentable thing from this week. 20 min. 


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