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I’ll put this out to the universe. I want to contribute vehicle illustrations in some capacity to the new Roadkill magazine. The Youtube video series and inaugural issue, featuring General Mayhem – a ’68 Charger, inspired this particular sketch. -Krishna
Moving into experimental coloring techniques with this one.
References are good to guide your design, but don’t be slave to them. Use them to inform your design, but don’t forget about shapes and proportion.
This is my warm-down sketch for the evening – a portrait of Lee Cherolis – artist of Little Guardians, an epic fantasy story webcomic that’s already on its fifth chapter. Give it a read! -Krishna
This one’s a bit out of my comfort zone. -Krishna
Years ago, I had a site called drawmearobot.com – where I would attempt to draw a new robot on the site. Later, the site was revamped to focus on artist tools and workflows. Alas, that incarnation of the site is now dormant as well.
The idea of an adult Luke Cage mentoring a toddler Iron Fist seems rife with potential. Hey, I’d read it! -Krishna
I used colors and shape to lead the viewer across the image.
With a very late start to the art desk, after a long day at work – the only energy I had left was to finish the sketch of a brunette that I started working on last night.
I’ve put this together as a sample for a project demo for my Concept Design class. The students will be taking their character design and incorporating it into a trading card. The trading card will be printed on 11″ x 17″ paper.
Had some fun with this one.
You wouldn’t like him if he forgets the soap. -Krishna
I wear many hats as a designer. Recently I completed a site revamp for a local client of mine, using WordPress and integrating / tweaking a custom third party theme. Below are the Before and After views of the site. The site is now live, and here’s a screenshot of how it looks now.
A work in process. I added the tires and other elements on a separate layer from the original red pencils.
I found a VW Beetle with a jet engine attached on its back, and immediately knew I had to capture it on paper. -Krishna
I finished up this piece to use as part of a coloring demo for my Concept Design course tomorrow afternoon. I started with flat colors, then worked in highlights / shadows, after which I applied a few subtle textures. I find it best to treat coloring in stages; it helps to work with a limited color palette too. -Krishna
I thought it would be amusing to draw ROM, Spaceknight as a Ghostbuster. Because reasons.
Imagining Bob as a vigilante just brings a smile to my face.
A little piece I drew last night, based on a photo reference I came across on Pinterest.
More fun and games with the mouse and Photoshop’s lasso tool.
Just a sampling of visual notes I plan to share with my Concept Design class later today. For more on volumetric forms, check out a video I created on how to draw arms and legs using tapered cylinders. You may also want to watch the video I made on combining volumetric shapes.
Above is my process work taking a character from silhouette to final inks and tones.
Keeping loose inks for a quick warmup.
Some process work to start my Thursday morning… Rough pencils: Inks: Color and Texture:
Spending a few minutes sketching out some fancy pedal cars and an assortment of other vehicles. -Krishna
More color experimentation continues, with a wizard convention goer. Draw every day!
Experimenting with more inking and texture techniques, featuring Universal’s horror classic: The Wolfman!
It looks like two popular but defunct toy-inspired comics (ROM, Spaceknight and the Micronauts) will be making a comeback to comics in 2016. This is exciting – and I hope that the new comics live up to my ridiculously high expectations. With the image above, I was hoping to capture the faded and yellowed look of a comic book illustration from the time period. Halftone dots were added, as were subtle color registration “errors” to give the piece a more authentic look. -Krishna
More practice with lips and teeth. -Krishna
Sketching some female head studies, using references found on Pinterest. It’s a tough job, but somebody has to do it.
The importance of daily sketching can’t be understated. How can one improve without practice? I earmark a small chunk of time every day to creating sketches. I utilize references from sites like Pinterest when drawing. Draw outside your comfort zone. By that, I mean: draw things you usually don’t draw. Break down objects into volumetric shapes. Work on line confidence. Through daily study and rigor, you will see improvement over time. -Krishna
Not a huge fan of Batman (I’m only fond of the TV series, really.), but I wanted to give this a shot.
Another warm-up featuring a “selfie” (oh how I hate that term), experimenting with another customized Manga Studio brush.
I experimented a bit with a new custom “marker” brush in Manga Studio, using the base G-pen settings as a starting point. -Krishna
I don’t normally draw Spider-man – not because I hate him as a character or find him uninteresting. No, it’s just all those dang webs that have to be drawn every single time. Drawing Spider-man would be tedious for me. But, I was asked if I could come up with a cover design featuring the web slinger, so I took my best stab at it. My Patreon supporters have access to the uber-high resolution version, including an ultra-rare “Mint Condition” version. You’ll join ’em, right? -Krishna
I drew this one based on a sketch request from an Instagram follower. The great thing about this exercise is that I have to draw outside of my comfort zone. -Krishna
My little tribute to Andrew MacLean’s fantastic Head Lopper character. Look out for a new Head Lopper mini series from Image soon.