I wanted to try something a bit more minimal than I usually do, which is kind of scary since I work very minimal already. I’m a fan of lines and colour, without a lot of extraneous detail. I love it when an artist makes my mind work a little bit to fill in some of the gaps. I found a few really lovely examples of this style on Tumblr, so I decided to give it a go on my own.
This is Support System, digital art in Photoshop. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out and I learned a lot when I was making it. I hope you enjoy it too. You can always find more of my illustrations in the gallery or on DeviantArt. I update both fairly simultaneously, so either one works.
Like many people, my first experience with art and drawing was simply a pencil and paper. Pencils are a great start to a young illustrator because, after all, you can erase your mistakes. Beyond that you can blend and darken and cross-hatch and so on. After a while, a lot of artists will abandon pencils or use them only for sketching and starting a project. Penciling is a step forward, a start, and no longer a finished piece.
Then there are those weirdos like me who still enjoys picking up a number two pencil, looking at a photo, and then drawing it. When I do a pencil drawing, I keep things very simple and that’s one of the reasons I want to do more of them — simplicity. All I need is my reference photo, a few sharpened number two pencils, an eraser or two, and a stump. (For those who don’t know, a stump is rolled up and compressed paper, used to blend graphite. I’ve also heard people call them “stubs.”) I love the rough look, the lines that aren’t too clean, but not too dirty either. It makes for a fun composition and a good time for the artist.
This latest bit is a simple pencil drawing of Lisa Ann, who happens to be an erotic performer. (Some would call her a porn star, but meh, if a trash man can be a “waste management and disposal technician,” then porn stars can be erotic performers.) I typically work from photographs on everything, even pictures of friends. After all, you can stand still for a few seconds and that’s easy. Standing still for long periods of time while I cuss over a line that I don’t like? That’s no fun for anyone involved.
Anyway, I’ve uploaded the picture to the Gallery. You can see more of my crap there.
I’ve been trying to better schedule my days, so I actually have time set aside for creative endeavours. For those who might be new to my crap, I do a lot of creative stuff. I’m an illustrator (as you can see here), I make videos, I write, I compose music, …
EDIT: Oops! It posted a saved version and not the latest version! Here’s the full illustration and you can see more of my crap in my gallery! For the last few months we’ve had family staying at the house and occupying a guest room we had set up just for …