Monday, February 23, 2009

Reworked Drawings 2 and 3 in the series

These are the reworked drawings I mentioned earlier. The one with the forest and water has a Kappa and the Kodamas. The other one which is blatantly about castration is the Futakuchionna. Ginna paint his arms in later...

Friday, February 20, 2009

Tengu, Finished?

I think I like it but I'm not sure. I really love the blue Tengus, I wish I painted a larger one blue... though maybe its better as a detail. I think its really dark and looking a bit flat. I'll see what teacher says. I'm not yet comfortable working with this darker pallet. At least its spooky. :) View it large! There is a lot to look at...

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


Here is a drawing of an illustrative self portrait. "I'm like an ocean, full or beautiful and scary things, and right now im full of sharks".

Half-way through the Tengu piece, as you can notice, there are more tengus and I fixed some things. I went all painty with this, not sure if I like it or not. We'll see.

Monday, February 9, 2009

One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

Well the drawings from the last post plus another huge one I never got a chance to scan got scrapped. My teacher wants me to re draw them. He doesn't want good, he wants my best. I liked them a lot but perhaps I did rush them a little bit and it showed. The composition was also not completely worked out. They were in the thumbnails, but something must have gotten lost along the way when I transferred them to large paper. I think I may scan in my thumbnails and blow them up and transfer them on a light box. A lot of the big shots do that, and now I know why. Meanwhile, I'm still working on that Garden Children's Book. It is coming along. Here is a spread I really liked.