Saturday, October 6, 2012

FOUR DAYS of Bonus-Posts!!



Yaaay!!!! - Four days of NEW posts- Sat. Sun. Mon. Tues. - every morning a new batch... it's my humble THANKS for everyone sticking around the last few week!


Plus kinda cool watching the followers inching up to past 600, (darn it i missed *seeing* it go from 599 to 600 - maybe i should ask someone to quit?  ~ kidding!)  -


but seriously, i don't care of there are 6, 60 or 600 folks digging this stuff, it's just the US, connecting. artists and non-artists checking out each other's stuff. I check out lots of your stuff too.


In the old days fan letter in the back of comics were all we had, and later, comic cons. It's so... communal now online. Okay, enough feel good crap.


Here's some new stuff.. mixed bag of sketchbook doodles, speed paintings ( giving myself three minutes or less)... and a few commissions too. Not all commissions have process pics, when i was in the zone, i sometimes stupidly forgot to even grab the camera.


I didn't set out for this guy to look line an indian... just what came out of the brush... outback Maxx's head dress was inspired by Native American head dresses..


This pony tailed bikini girl was my take on Julie... i did it with brown ink rather than black, tried to keep it airy and light.

It didn't make the cut as a commission so i told albert to throw it up on the site if anyone's interested.


Most of these are just trying to wake myself up, breaking out of the brown sketchbook routine.

This angle makes this poor lady's behind look rather large doesn't it? That's okay. I've a fondness for larger figures, obviously. But ll kinds of bodies.


There's so much variety when you look at *real* people instead of magazines and television. We all look... normal in real life.



Even if were often all often emotionally screwed up inside, which i like too in a depraved sorta way. 





Here's a few figure studies too... something always gets lost when your not using your whole arm to draw on a larger sketchpad... maybe it's just me.. i dunno...


I keep looking for something in more scribbly looser sketches... like those doodles Roy Krenkel, Mike Kaluta would do.


Yeah, I lack the skill these and others have at figure drawing, but it never hurts to keep trying, reach past what i usually do.


Or what just comes easiest to me. Which is more the more of a cartoonish style.


It has taken me years to learn ... cartoony... nothing to be ashamed of.


...more self-manufatured B.S. shame.


more stuff to cut myself free of.



Funny how we're often the architect our all our own troubles huh?  ( Or i am anyhoo... )


Btw, here's a cool ILLUSTRATOR LINK to a nice site that has a brief overview of lots of illustrators.. not a complete list, but a nice sampling. I try to look up someone new name every day.




9 comments:

the danman can said...

Love love love the Outback Julie and the large dude in the towel (?) is great.

cody said...

damn sam killn it. (didnt mean to rhyme). that julie looks so good and that giant guy is awesome. Thanks

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jennifer kraska said...

Four days?! Lucky us!

Anonymous said...

I think the redhead guy doesn't look indian. I think he looks more like Blanka from Street Fighter.
Whatever happened to the DC Demon mini you were gonna do with Scott Ian? Did it get nix 'cause of the whole DC 52 thing? Hope not. Was really looking forward to you doing my favorite DC character.

Sam Kieth said...

Danman & Cory, Jen, Anonymous,

Weird to see Julie again. Weird to draw her too... The dude/native american in a towel feels like a jeff Jones-esk doodle.

Giant guy is a lot like my usual giant guy i enjoy drawing, but alt least he has some interesting poka dots pants this time, eh? ; )

Thanks Jen ~ hey, you need to post some more birds on your blog! your animal watercolors are awesome!

Anon, will fess up i had to google Blanka from Street Fighter. out of the loop of most video game stuff, but yeah, sorta true. Boy that's one BRIGHT orange head wrap that Blanka guy has huh?

Arjan said...

Great to see your current take on Julie! She must be one of those characters your mind can never fully say goodbye to.
Those studies of Rubensesque women I like very much! Putting some extra meat on the bones gives the artist something interesting to work with, right? :)
And that big guy with the funky trousers is awesome! I love that goofy look on his face, and the fact that he has more hair on his back than on his head (isn't that something that most of us men eventually all have to deal with...)

Sam Kieth said...


Yeah Arjan, i didn't notice it when drawing her but this version of Julie probably has more weight on her than how i used to draw her, doesn't it?

Anyon, about the Demon book... yeah, from what i understand it's not dead. Like many other projects at DC i'm sure it will eventually it will all come out.

Meanwhile. life goes on.

lutzad said...

love the julie drawing - also, thanks for that Illustrators link, very cool!