Friday, 29 April 2011

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

Week 16 sketches

It was again a slow week (I came back on Good Monday, and left again on Friday for the Easter break), but something is better than nothing, I guess!


Two character sketches; the second is from a crazy dream I had, about a girl who, after being slandered and in danger of being murdered, went off to Palestine where she came to lead her own Bedouin tribe (?!).


And one pen sketch from life:


Monday, 18 April 2011

Week 15 sketches

I was away on a (long!) roadtrip, so there wasn't very much time for sketching (and none for painting). These were mostly done on the ferry to and from Ancona.




Saturday, 9 April 2011

Week 14 sketches: Stalker

I can understand why a lot of people find Tarkovsky's Stalker boring. We're perhaps too saturated in ideas of what a film should be: fast-paced, action-packed. Stalker has a very independent sort of narrative. But for a visual artist, it's a real reasure trove.

I had painted a scene from the film years back, and now that I watched it again, I sat down to sketch the characters. From top left, counter-clockwise: the Professor, Stalker, the Writer, Stalker's wife, Monkey (their daughter).

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Fire dog & Alchemy sketches

Inspired by Kanellos, the protest dog. :) He even has his own Wikipedia entry! Go check it out.
Edit: I think this is probably Loukanikos (Hot Dog), mascot of the May-June protests in Athens. I hear they want him for PM, too. :} 

Finished version here:



And some Alchemy doodles (colouring in Photoshop):

That looming dark angel has been a recurring theme since my teens. One day I might paint him properly.


Sunday, 3 April 2011

Week 13 sketches

I think I should start arranging my sketches by week to keep better track of them.

It's odd that the more of them I do, I get the feeling they're not enough!


These are actually from last Sunday; poor likenesses of some stock photography for the first face & the hands, Christina Hendricks, Ursula K. Le Guin and Ingrid Bergman.


And some very quick ones; first two scenes are from previews of upcoming HBO series Game of Thrones, the rest are from the metro/bus.

Friday, 1 April 2011

Radiant



Done during lunch break. Initially referenced from last week's sketches, but it turned into something different. The title is, perhaps, a bad pun. :/