It’s been ages since the last blog post, but it took me a long time to finish the newest drawing. It’s a drawing of Tokyo Shinjuku based on a great photo by guen-k.
It took me so horribly long because it’s a city landscape (I need to stop drawing these, the rows of background buildings are horrible to make). The drawing is much lighter than the reference photo, but I think it still looks ok.
Anyway, you can find more similar stuff on my DeviantArt profile or on this website, so, feel free to look there. And feel free to comment here or on DA.
A new drawing is finished. Like many times before, I decided not to think much and just copy a picture that exists and that I like. This time, I have chosen a picture of an orc from Warcraft (and it’s not the first time, as you can see here).
Here are some technical details for nerds:
- it’s drawn on a 35×50 cm paper, 120g
- I used Faber-Castell Polychromos and Derwent Artist pencils
- I was drawing this from 17/09/2015 to 1/11/2015, which is something like 1.5 months. Of not very intensive work.
It would be kind to overlook the dirt on the right side of the picture, but I think you won’t. Let’s pretend it gives the drawing a rustic and rough look and I put it there intentionally.
Finished drawing of Hellscream
Stage 4 with some pencils!
My last picture, the Warcraft orc, has been finished for some time now, so it’s time to start working on something fresh and new.
A friend of mine told me a few days ago, that I might want to try drawing something else than just copying photos (he said it in a much nicer way, but I think this is the main thought). And I think it’s worth a try.
I’ve decided to to draw a rainforest with a mysterious old broken robot standing in the middle.
I don’t plan to explain why is there a robot in the rainforest, where did he come from and why is he broken. It’s better to make the audience think about it and to make the picture more enigmatic (I am also too lazy to make up a backstory).
Anyway, there is a first photo of a very early stage of the drawing below. I should explain that the odd green thing on the right is supposed to be a tree.
Robot in the forest
Finally, I have finished the large (bigger than A4 qualifies as large, right?) drawing of the city. I have also discovered that the city is Shanghai, which is a nice surprise because I was under the impression that it was an American city.
I must say I’m glad I finished the drawing, because it was starting to get a little tiring (it took very very long). The result is (my opinion) good but not perfect. If you want to see the picture in bigger resolution, download it, or buy a print of it, check it out on DeviantArt.
Shanghai drawing – colored pencils on paper