Hi folks! John here. I didn’t get to participate in this week’s SE7EN theme due to some impending work deadlines, but I really wanted to squeeze one little ditty in before we kicked off the new week’s theme, so here we go. I was really inspired by Miko’s digital Lust piece, and the painterly-ness of Kat’s submissions, so I thought I’d give it a try.
I wanted to showcase the Plastic Surgery Guide Grid and somehow convey the concept of sin, hence the superimposed skull. I made the character look at something offscreen to denote a subtle sense of coveting.
Less is more! Sometimes, good fabric placement is better than just showing everything. And good lighting can do that as well. Using shadows to cover portions of the sweet spots emphasizes the contours of the body, and leaves more room for your imagination to run silly. Well at least that’s what I was thinking when I made this, lol. Female figure painted in SAI, textures and filters in PS.
Kat here… more glowy stuff and lighting/fire fun. I was planning on going with the German Nazis for this piece but the KKK make for a much more dramatic composition with the white robes and burning crosses. First of 2 sketches I will do today since I skipped yesterday due to work.
Howdy! As promised, here’s the second one for today. Ok, this is something I hope some of you guys are familiar with. Not too long ago, I was introduced to one of the best shows I’ve seen on TV, and I just had to make a tribute piece to it. What better outlet to showcase that than here at Pencilflex. It took some thinking but I think I got most of what I wanted right. I really enjoyed making this, ignoring the fact that my eyelids were not in their best mood… oh well. Here ya go, and to bed I go.
Glad I was able to squeeze this in today. Not quite the layout or execution I was hoping for but at least I got to play around with glows and such. Always fun. I picked Joan of Arc this time… since most people probably wouldn’t get Marie Curie (plus this was more fun to do at the time). lol
Hi there, Miko here. I’m late for posting this so I’ll be making 2 sketches today to compensate, heheh. This wasn’t my first idea for pride, but I think it works better than my first one. Just a quick sketch, all done in SAI and spatter brush from PS.
And my sketch for today. I’ll try to submit my sketches every morning… my mind seems to work better as soon as I wake up. I tried not to use too much spatter brush on this one. I really wanted the child’s face to be somewhat clearly rendered. Drawn while listening to NIN’s “Closer.”
“You get me closer to God
You can have my isolation, you can have the hate that it brings
You can have my absence of faith, you can have my everything”
I always picked Indians when we played Cowboys and Indians as a kid. I will probably stick to this format again with my sketches for this theme. Widescreen and silhouette heavy. This wasn’t quite the layout I wanted to do but I’m a bit short on time for sketches. Did this while listening to Straylight Run’s version of “With God On Our Side”
“Oh the history books tell it
They tell it so well
The cavalries charged
The Indians fell
The cavalries charged
The Indians died
Oh the country was young
With God on its side.”
This was done over an hour with traditional pencil art, Paint Tool Sai for the grayscaling, and Photoshop for the textures.
Thank you to Kat for the brushes.
No thanks to society for letting things like this happen.
Welcome to this week’s Pencilflex. And to start off for this week’s theme, here’s Wrath. The initial inspiration for this piece is Adam Hughes’ cover for Wonder Woman #157. I loved the concept of an image imprinted on the shaded area of the main subject. But my version would have splatters in it instead.
I started with a pencil tool I managed to create in Paint Tool SAI. I sketched the overall pose and blocked the parts that needed to be shaded. I chose this pose because its imposing and it has a solid silhouette. Initially, the splatters were to be only within the shades, illustrating the rage from inside. But then I realized that the image look more dynamic when I started putting splatters outside, emanating from his skin.
I’m not sure if I fully captured the image I had in mind but I think it turned out ok. Hope you guys like it.