Wednesday, 9 September 2009

Anyone For Scribbles?




For a number of reasons, I'm not able to concentrate on drawing at the moment. Despite laying out a six page sequence for an Image art talent search that I could easily do (quality issues aside) and wanting to do samples for BICS, I'm finding that really I just can't produce. I try and it just farts out like a deflated souffle.

Even blogging seems to be a chore at the minute (as does everything really!) so while my Flash Gordon post percolates, here's some recent things I've been working on. (Bugger, just remembered I was asked to do another poster today for work!). From the bottom:
Line art of new Who sidekick Amy Pond, actress Karen Gillan: she looks great in the most widely publicised pic of her so I tried drawing it. This will eventually be pencil shaded so hopefully the dodgy likeness will come together a bit more...

Next, one of the officers from work requested a pic after seeing the pic I did of another girl in the office (previously posted here somewhere): despite being a bit basic, I actually quite like this drawing but the face is generic and I had to approximate the hair, so it looks nothing like her. I won't show this to her but it's good enough to post: I couldn't gather the enthusiasm to add pencil shading so just flat coloured this, adding some dark tights to further distance it from the officer (the clothes are sort of what she wears but again, I had to fudge details and specifics).

Finally, another request from a girl in the office, the same person mentioned above. She said "You've got to draw another picture of me, bursting out of an Ikea bag or something!" She sits opposite me at the minute so it was easy to doodle a quick likeness to draw up at home but I again failed dismally at capturing her features. She's one of the most naturally pretty girls I've met so this does her no favours and the art's pretty shonky throughout. I drew her in the outfit she was wearing the day she asked me to draw another pic but I had to again fudge details like the belt and boots, which I couldn't really look at without looking like I was ogling or something. I tried pencil shading to save it a bit but I still think it's a poorer pic than the first one, although she liked it so job done I suppose...

5 comments:

Rol said...

You work with far more attractive women that I do.

Nige Lowrey said...

Yeah but they have to work with me, so it's not exactly a fair deal for them :)

Nige Lowrey said...

I'm sitting bored and recovering from a stress session and just checked in to see if anybody's posted recently...and y'know how I get picky sometimes, so I'm gonna have to lightbox a printout of that top pic to fix the arms and especially the face, which looks nothing like the person. I doubt I'll manage a better expression but I might be able to fix the expression a bit...

Can't draw anything sequential at the minute (I think showing a portfolio this year at BICS is out of the question) but have kept up with a number of jobs for workmates, might post some soon...

Garen Ewing said...

I think your art is looking better than ever, Nige - and it's always been lovely to ogle :-) I'm glad to see you'll be at BICS. I've got a table there, so make sure you come over and say hello! (And I'd like a copy of Silver too, please!)

Nige Lowrey said...

Hi, Garen, only just noticed this response! Cheers for the comments and I'll make sure I bring up a copy of Silver for you...sadly, I won't be picking up a copy of Rainbow Orchid as I've already got mine :) (and yes, I did compare it to the old version to compare the ne, better final pages!)