Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Dragons July 22nd - 31st

Day 203. Dragon tattoo design. Another dragon inspired by a Jack Mosher design.

Day 204. Dragon tattoo design. Going for a simpler design, not too many twists and turns here.

Day 205. Dragon tattoo design. Sketched up to fit inside a circle.

Day 206. Fantasy dragon.  Ran out of room for the wings but you get the gist of it.

Day 207. Dragons head. Front facing dragons head design, could be improved with a little more time to finish.

Day 208. Fantasy style dragon. Another  fantasy/gothic style dragon, I would have liked to spend more time putting in muscle detail but you don't always get the time.

Day 209. Dragon design. A very twisty, turny dragon today.

Day 210. Japanese style dragons head. Based on a tattoo I've seen, but I can't remember the name of the artist right now, I'll update when it comes to me.

Day 211. Well I know what I was going for in my head, and then this came out. I was trying for a very extreme forced perspective but failed to do any layout lines, thus failing miserably.

Day 212. Japanese/fantasy dragon. I quite pleased with this dragon. I don't think I could have drawn up this dragon at the start of the month, out of my head with no reference, without all the little design tips  I've picked up during this months sketches. Thats it for this month , onto the next challenge.

Friday, 26 July 2013

Dragons July 15th - 21st.

Day 196. Fantasy style dragons head. Thought I'd do a few fantasy type dragons as I've mainly been concentrating on Japanese style up to now. Based on a source picture on google.

Day 197. Fantasy dragon. A little like a welsh dragon this one.

Day 198. Fantasy dragon in flight. didn't get much time on this one.

Day 199. Another Dragons head based from a set of heads from a google image search.

Day 200. Back to the Japanese style. This time another blatant copy of a Jack Mosher design.
I'm trying to understand achieving the thicker body weight but still with a pleasing flow.

Day 201. This is a shifty looking character if I ever saw one, I think he's missing his top hat and cloak.

Day 202. Not a very successful attempt at a fantasy dragons head.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Dragons July 8th - 14th

Day 189. Dragon tattoo design. Would work well with some fire and clouds background for a half sleeve.

Day 190. Dragons head tattoo design. Referenced heavily from a painting by Henning Jorgensen. I'm trying to pick up little design details that make an average design into a good design.through referencing all these other artists.

Day 191. Dragons head tattoo design. Drawn from scratch but incorporating design elements learnt from previous sketches.

Day 192. Don't really know what happened here. I think I nwas going for a cross between a Japanese syle and a fantasy style. It hasn't worked out.

Day 193. Dragons head tattoo design. Going for a flatter.longer style, he's definately a shifty looking character!

Day 194. Totally lost the flow on this one and also didn't make much time to get it finished.

Day 195. Japanese style dragon tattoo design. Redeemed myself today regarding flow and getting a more finished looking design I think.

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Dragons - July 1st - 7th

Day 182. Here we go 1st of July. A new month a new challenge.
Lets see how I get on with Dragons, it's mainly the feet and legs I have most problems with so hopefully by the end of the month I'll have them sorted.

I don't think a dragons body would be able to bend like this, they can only get better.

Day 183. Dragons head , heavily referenced from a tattoo by Yang of Taiwan.

Day 184. Dragon tattoo design. Again a few flow issues and I didn't get time to do more detail.

Day 185. Dragon tattoo design. I'm a lot happier with this effort it's got a much better flow about it.

Day 186. Dragon tattoo design. Likewise this has a more pleasing flow about it.

Day 187. Dragons head tattoo design. Simple dragons head.

Day 188. Dragons head and claws referenced from a Regino Gonzales tattoo.


July's theme is going to be Dragons

I don't think I'll manage to draw up a full dragon with scales and everything every day so somedays it might just be a head or some claws or whatever.

Heres to July.