Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Win a Sketch!

Over at http://bsmbow.blogspot.com/ Andrew Glazebrook is running a caption competition, and the prize on this one is a sketch by me!
Be Still my Blog of War is one of my favourite blogs and I check for updates on there most days. Andrew puts up posts mainly about Sci fi films, main stream and obscure. They can be reviews, news or features on things like model work or matte painting, always informative stuff. 
Andrew also does a lot of 3d computer modelling himselfhttp://glazy.blogspot.com/, something I'd like to learn at somepoint though I'm still struggling with sketchup.

Anyway here's the sketch that's up for grabs

Monday, September 22, 2008

Lines, lines, lines....

It seems to take me an age of working out till I can start to see the finished lines. 

I remember in a Steve Rude Sketchbook there was a section where he'd put some of his older work.  In it you could see a mass of lines underneath the more finished drawing. His newer work had far less of these preliminery lines and he said that he had just come to a point where he knew where to put the finished line.

I'm hoping at some point I'll suss it out too, for now it just seems I have to draw a ton of lines until the drawing starts making sense to me. What I've put up here is an initial rough from my sketchbook that is pretty small. I then blew this up to the images print size and light boxed it through in blue. Again though I need to do a load of work to start to tighten it up and when I blow this upto artsize I still think I'll need to do some more before I can ink it, it's a hard life eh?