Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Ganguro Girl

So I finally broke my promise and uploaded a drawing a week late. But you guys, I have a good excuse! No, the dog didn't eat my folio... my computer crashed. All good now though. You didn't notice anyway, did you?

The good news is with all that extra time I had I was able to put more into this drawing, and I have to say I'm really happy with the result. I've drawn a Ganguro girl. I don't know much about them but from looking at the one below you don't have to. They're just weird. That's it. But how cool are they? I mean, I wonder how long it would take for them to get ready in the morning? And would they have to replace their bronzer every day or just weekly? Weird or not, anyone who can be bothered putting that much effort into their appearance deserves a pat on the back. And a good facial cleanser.

Ink outline with watercolour. The colours are a bit off because I'm still using the limited derwent kit I have. It has about 10 colours which is nowhere near enough. But apart from that, I'm stoked with it. I think I've finally figured out the style I like; ink outline, watercolour and minimal crosshatching. I've found I'm most happy with the drawings that are done like that so if you're onto a good thing why change it? So from now on every drawing I do will be like this (pretty much anyway). Hooray for self realisation!

Have a good week guys! See you next time.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Dylan Moran

I liked this drawing until I photographed it. The annoying thing about drawing with greylead is that it's shiny; it reflects the light. So I had to bring out the contrast more than I would have liked to make his hair more black. I mean it's his trademark, I HAD to. Otherwise I'm happy with it. You can see the likeness there and it retains the humour of the picture I copied. But, yeah.

I want a scanner for my birthday. Dad, if you're reading this, take note. Kidding! All I need is your love. But not really. So...

Sunday, July 10, 2011


I miss skins. And I miss Sid and Cassie! Did they find eachother in New York and live happily ever after? Or did Cassie finally succumb to her anorexia and die a slow, tragic death all alone... or did Sid get lost and settle for a nice American girl to bring back for season whatever... ???

I hope it was the first option. True love conquers all, especially on television.

This was a bit of an experiment. It's a photomontage, where an illustration is made up with different techniques, be it photography, painting, drawing, collage etc. I drew Sid and Cassie with ink, then applied an ink wash (ink and water mixed together) with a paintbrush for the tone. I didn't photograph the grass - the weather is really grey down here in Melbourne - so I just grabbed it from the net. Then I dropped it into photoshop as a layer over the drawing, on multiply of course, and erased the grass part where Sid and Cassie were but left the background and the joint... cos' its grass, geddit? Both layers are above, so you can see what they look like alone before they're combined for the final image.