Another different kind of portrait commissioned by my friend of him as his LARP/ Swordcraft character. He made most of his costume as well as his healer equipment himself.
Copic Multiliners on 9 x12″ bristol paper. For the the very fine details of the face and beard I had to use my smallest pen- 0.03 nib
From no life drawing to two sessions back to back! Sketching Tease Rex at Dr Sketchy’s Melbourne was an absolute blast! Perhaps the first ever burlesque dancer? The evening than heated up with the lovely and crimson Miss Maple Rose.
First life drawing session for 2018! Sketching the beautiful Ferri and Wanda the snake in From Dusk till Dawn Santanico Pandemonium tribute! Very rapid sketches because Wanda kept shifting positions. But a great challenge to shake off the rust.
Champagne to celebrate the New Year!
This is the second drinks poster I designed. I plan to make a 3rd to finish off the set.
Happy New Year everyone!
Be good to yourself, be kind to others, make things, share things, be patience.
A belated Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Wishing you all peace and joy for the year ahead!
Continuing with my Art Deco Christmas dress designs, this year is Holly.
“Of all the trees that are in the wood
The holly bears the crown”
Dancing! Drawing! Disco! Dr. Sketchy’s Life drawing with The SuperVixens! What a way to end the year! Thank you Mel for an amazing year of Dr. Sketchys <3
Very rapid sketches trying to capture as much of these gorgeous groovy gals as I could.
Merry Christmas to all my Dr. Sketchy’s art family and I can’t wait to see you all next year!
At the last Dr Sketchy’s life drawing session we had the pleasure of having 3 amazing performers from Killjoy the Show as our models. Not only that but they had their band live on stage with them to perform! Their song with accompanying acrobatics/dance was incredible.
I’m still enjoying my watercolor pencil sketch experiments for the longer poses but I am keeping with my trusty black colored pencil for all the quick drawings. Sadly I wasn’t fast enough to capture much of the dazzling piñata-like beauty hanging from her aerial silks.
This is the last “Character” illustration I did for the Twisted rulebook. The ability was “Loyal” describing how and when a loyal character can assist in combat.
“he would brook no assault on his master…”
My idea was that this old hunter would rely on his clockwork falcon to scout and retrieve for him. Having only one hand his crossbow arm has many chambers of darts eliminating the need to frequently reload.
Next I will share my drawings for page ornaments that also were included in the rulebook. Like all of these characters, the drawings for them were done traditionally.
One of the ink drawings I did for Demented Games – “Dual Fire” from the Twised:A Steampunk Skirmish Game Rulebook.
“Some combatants carry more than one pistol or have a weapon capable of firing rapidly. This can ensure quite substantial damage is done quickly but the recoil can be difficult to manage.”
I really enjoyed getting to illustrate these traits and designing characters to represent the ideas. Not fast on his feet but he is fast on the draw, he is the gunslinger of the London underground.