Tag: angel

NSFW Work In Progress 4 SUMMER2012


Dug this out today to decompress a bit. I’m in the process of moving right now to Montreal, QC, so my mind is not interested in working on anything conceptual or heavily technical. Nice flat drawing with no perspective of a sexy dark angel chick is a thumbs-up for me. This is the type of drawing that would be shunned in art school… “WHY!” “What is the feminist discourse behind this!? OBJECTIFICATION!” Let me put it this way: It’s not about any of that, so we’re not getting into it. And why should I draw this? How about WHY NOT? I have some art-school angst that needs to be purged from my soul.

This is the current state of affairs with this drawing. I thought up of a background because I’m not the type of artist to leave things so badly unresolved; she has to be stroking something! I think I had a different idea when I started, but that was a while ago, and I’ve definitely forgotten what that idea was. I think it was as bad as her stroking a wall (WTF?). I don’t think the anatomy and pose worked out like what my illogical mind imagined anyway, so here is the start of a background as it reflects the mood and colour scheme of the picture. I think I started with something dark that is turning light.

NSWF Work in Progress 3 SUMMER 2012


I hope you noticed some of those small anatomical mistakes in the last one. Like the face – how all the features were really on the side of her head, and twisted sideways. Go compare, see the difference. Imagine that in real life, how it would look like. It really affects the image.

Now some mistakes I make on purpose which won’t effect the believabilty of this image, such as a purposely wrong tilt of the eyes – they just look better this way to me, and convey whatever emotion I feel the need to dump in this image.

What’s up with the crinkly dress thing? I don’t know. I for some reason feel attracted to crinkled alumin right now. This is my old skool anime watercolouresque skin tone.

NSWF Work in Progess 2 SUMMER2012


Here are the previously mentioned sketches layered on top of each other. I draw this way to get down anatomy; I don’t pretend to ‘know’ the perfect shape of everything at ever angle. I’m saying that because I see so much stuff out there where poses are traced, body parts copied straight from a picture… #animefanart anyone? It’s not about memorizing lines. You don’t learn to draw the way you learn to play piano. I will probably say it time and time again in the future: don’t be lazy, learn human anatomy.

NSWF Work in Progess SUMMER2012



My posts are retrospective, so looking at this after the fact is interesting. This is a first complete sketch after laying down some basic lines – it’s really 3 sketches later. After this, I do lineart, but as I am doing lineart, I actually continue to fix errors. Such as the many in proportions across in her abdomen, her behind, legs, face…

These kind of images I make for a Kit Kat Break… I have problems focusing and committing to one thing; I only really get things done by allowing myself to indulge in meaningless distractions…such as naked angel ladies posing for nothing really. These images are actually harder to complete though for the lack of forethought. My other images, I mull over in my mind or on paper till I’ve come to terms with something I find acceptable; so, when I create them, it actually gets progressively easier as there are less and less decisions. This is more like throwing shit at fan and hoping it lands pretty…all chance.