Last weekend i was travelling up north for important matters and getting completely lost in Leed's one way system as they had closed half the roads we needed. Then this week hideously ill, so no life drawing, very little of anything but work and sweating (lovely i know)
Been sketching but not finished, here are some quick helms after realising i'm terrible at metals.
I'm having a real sci-fi time atm, started getting back into it, just a quick drop of a sketch i did earlier, ref'd from a shot taken by the ISS. The quick interceptor design is based on the underside the the space shuttle uses for atmospheric reentry. I tried to suggest both atmospheric and vacum based engines. I'll upload some more sketches of ships based on those theories.
I'm thinking a change of tact is in order for my blog. The reason i updated weekly was to give myself a marker, a visible point at which i could measure how much work i was doing weekly, looking for patterns in subjects and media to see what i was missing. Now i'm doing a lot of drawing i will only be uploading what i consider good work, instead of everything i do, hopefully this will force me to really work on a solid standard. I will still try and update weekly though, but probably a bit more choice cuts.
I haven't been drawing that much interesting recently, just planes and trying to get my foundations better, this is for two reasons i think, i'm in a bit of a lul and i've been realising how much I've been living off shortcuts and symbolism in the place of true drawing. A circle with two dots and a line always looks like a head, but to really be able to communicate i need to know a lot more than that. Enough rambling, sketches -
Little bike sketch.
I've been doing a lot of these, full body ones too, i'll throw up this early one, I don't really want to fill the blog with the rest.
I now have internets! so what is my excuse i hear you cry, none really, went back to see my family at the weekend, and generally seem to have spread my time over about 8 sketchbook pages and 4 psds, i'll show those next week, here's just some more rendering i did on some old page on the train.
I'm meeting up with a variety of illustrators so i'll show all next update.