Figure and other things sketch from blobs. I just start with a thick black, make a blob and use white to make the definitions. Try it.
Just sketching in Manga Studio 5. No photo reference. Trying to get the form of the face and shadows down. Also tried to make some skin tones and other things. You’ll see more sketches like this on my tumblr.
My original sketch posted on Instagram a while back. Follow me on Instagram: http://instagram.com/doomcmyk
I saw a Ai Weiwei documentary last night on Netflix. If you don’t know who AI Weiwei is, he is a Chinese artist that deals a lot about the injustices of Chinese politics. I also saw a Wayne White documentary on PBS. Wayne White is mostly known for his puppet work and design on “Pee Wee’s Playhouse.” Both documentaries were great and they influenced my idea of what art is and what it’s supposed to be.
On one hand Art is a commentary of your world. Its about the environment, the social and political state. On the other hand it’s about making something Beautiful and creative.
I’m always in a conflict with what I’m supposed to make as an artist. I’m in battle of what I want my work to represent and what I want to be known for. I’ve already stated many times that I want to do original work. I am currently doing more of it, but my art is still mostly fan art.
After watching the documentaries and looking at all the original work out there from amazing artists. i’ve decided “do whatever I want.” I’ve been thinking about which mashup would be good enough for people to buy and what style would most people like. Right now I feel like experimenting with different media like Wayne White. I feel like sharing my opinion about politics and current affairs through my art. That’s why from now on I’m gonna post more sketches, unfinished work, experiments and actual blog entries like these on my Tumblr.
Before today it was just for advertising what was on my Etsy or Big Cartel (But, if you haven’t checked them out recently I suggest you do). Also check out my Instagram if you have it. I post my most recent sketches and work there. So, now my Tumblr is going to be an actual blog. And I’ll show you what I’m doing not only what I’m selling. Thank you all for the support. I appreciate it.
Fantasy sketch WIP. I usually post my sketches on Instagram first:. Follow me at: DoomCMYK.
Cool Spot Mash-up sketches. Instagram ID: doomcmyk