Friday, 18 June 2010

Free Ebook Download

Update: On 30th August 2010, I will have the free ebook which you can download on how to draw fantasy creatures, there'll be some good examples of the top fantasy creatures, like dragons, zombies, demons, orcs, vampires to name a few and this should be a good guide to use for inspiration as well, because nothing inspires more than having someone else draw some cool stuff.

If there are any things to add, feedback or questions about the free download, then do ask them below, because this blog is important to me, but also that you get some use out of the inspiration that this blog provides.

Cheers now everyone!

Thursday, 17 June 2010

Daily Sketch - Vampire Faces

Sketching vampire faces has been another sketch favourite and I do like to vary the faces to mix things up a little and with todays sketches I have drawn some classic vampire faces that range from a woman vampire to a man vampire and I even drew a vampire skull too just for added inspirations.

Vampires in most films, the makers of them films usually make the vampires a romantic figure of interest but I think that's just balls as you want the vampires to be vicious and nasty creatures of the night, not some love sick pasty faced teenager vampire, you want them to look the part or not at all. In the film 30 Days of Night, those are real vampires, no talk of meeting the family for some dinner or tea, it's off with the humans heads because we are hungry and who cares about the mess we make.

This one was fairly generic as a vampire drawing and as such I wanted it to reflect a typical vampire with the classic fangs at the top and bottom of the jaws.

Update - Here is the vampire drawing inked sketch....

The woman vampire I wanted to make it slightly demonic vampire with it's longer fangs with all the teeth and a much longer face which looks kind of cool, so take a look....

Update - Here is the inked vampire drawing, so you can see it slightly clearer....

And with the last quick sketch I just wanted to draw a vampire skull with the classic vampires fangs, so you can also see how that turned out below, these sketches took me 10 minutes for all 3 sketches, so get sketching and come up with some good sketch ideas.

Update - Here is the inked version of this vampire skull demon drawing....

Also see How to draw a Vampires Castle for a way of drawing a classic old vampire castle.

Tuesday, 15 June 2010

Concept Art Drawing: How To Draw A Skull Tattoo

Drawing a skull tattoo is something that I have done numerous times and it's a type of drawing or deisgn that I enjoy, much like the demon designs, every skull tattoo can be drawn differently and to a set design. I a recent drawing I decided to do a quick video series to illustrate how easy it is to draw a skull tattoo, although this was just the rough concept and the end result isn't the finished drawing as it will need to be cleared up if I ever made it into a proper tattoo design, but the idea is there for all to see.

The drawing videos are in 4 parts and so here's the first video, which is the first sketches of the skull tattoo, finding my way around the design and just searching with the pencil for some good strong lines that look good, the draft sketch is the important part as it is the foundation of your drawing, so work it all out on paper first.

The second video was spent developing the skull design further from that initial draft sketch and in the video I shave the top portion of the skulls head down, because it looked too long and I make other small design tweaks here and there, so that the skull tattoo looks a bit better and it starts to come together now, with some areas of shading and darker pencil lines added, as you can see in the following drawing video.....

The third drawing video is spent drawing some fire, blood and tribal spikes around the skulls head to add some extra elements to the design.

You could add what you want to at this point, just fire, or just blood, it's up to you, design choices exist for you to take them.

Watch the 3rd video....

The fourth drawing video is the quick inking stage, I could have spent twice the time inking this piece, but I dodn't have time to do that and you wouldn't either( but if it is something you would want to see, then please comment below!) the idea was to ink quick with my ink pen and not worry about being too precise, the result is some amount of energy that transfers itself to the skull tattoo concept, although I will clean this drawing up and colour it.

Here is the final drawing video.....

Keep the requests coming, because I'm getting some good ideas on what videos and tutorials to create now.

Cheers everybody!

Monday, 14 June 2010

Concept Drawing: How To Draw A Hell Demon Drawing Videos

Drawing a hell demon was something that I got requested by someone over on my YouTube channel to draw and so I did a quick 2 part drawing video of me drawing a hell demon concept and in the video I draw it in a sketchy style, almost faster than lightning (ok not that fast!)

The first video is about exploring the beginnings of the Hell Demon and for a change I didn't do any talking, I thought that the drawing would speak for itself as I sketch out the figure of the Hell Demon before your very eyes. Sometimes the starting sketch needs to be worked on and this did along the way as I redrew over some lines and change them as the drawing progressed.

When trying to draw something that you have in your head and attempting to relay it on the paper takes some work as often it can go either way, well or not so well, in this case it went ok and it gave me something to work with, here is the first Hell Demon drawing video......

In the second drawing video that I filmed of me drawing a Hell Demon, I wanted to ink it in a rough and ready style that would look sketchy, but still clear enough to see what the drawing is of. I usually ink my drawings with a black gel ink pen or a fine line ink pen that is thin enough to get the fluid line weights right on your sketch drawing.

Working in a quick sketch style can help to give energy to your drawings sometimes, even if some of the lines look lazy and wrong, sketching in this way sometimes can make you free to the possibilities of your art and how you come up with art ideas in the future.

Here is the second video of drawing A Hell Demon......

I hope you got something out of this inspirational drawing video two parter and once again if there are any other things you would like me to draw and on video or as an article, then drop us a line in the comments box below.....
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Comics Artist Legend Dan Panosian Interview I Found

I found this interview from about nearly 4 years ago now, but it still is an inspiring interview nonetheless and so here is this interview with this master comic book artist. - Dan Panosian Comic Book Artist

Sunday, 13 June 2010

Fantasy Artist Steve Prescott Book

Steve Prescott is an artist that I have seen and mentioned before here on this very blog and I found a cool post about him and his latest fantasy art project - Aggregate - The Art Of Steve Prescott which is a book that looks at his art, sketches and stuff which show his brilliant artwork and the many inspirations that he has created.

You can check out the post here - Steve Prescott Aggregate The Art Of Steve Prescott