Completed Live Drawing

So I spend 25 minutes doing a live drawing video with an app that a friend recommended called OBS. Having never used it before, I had something set incorrectly and found out that I recorded a black screen the entire time, which is like driving with the parking brake on. Naturally I was wasn’t a happy camper after discovering my error.

In any case, here’s a two minute video wrapping up the illustration. It’s pretty boring because most everything was already done, but I’m disinclined to repeat the entire dog and pony show.

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MORE SILLINESS…

Life is too short to take oneself too seriously…

Spider-Lizard

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Derwent Waterbrushes

While watching a video on YouTube recently, I saw someone use a brush-pen filled with water, a tool I’ve never before seen. I’ve been using a Cintiq now for a couple of years and have been out of the loop as far as traditional media goes. However, I thought the waterbrushes looked like fun, so I ordered a pack made by Derwent. It comes with three brushes, each with a different tip shape/size. They arrived in the mail a couple of days ago and I only had a chance to sit down and noodle around with them.

Derwent_Waterbrushes

I have a Sheaffer White Dot Balance fountain pen with a lever-fill, like the kind you used to see in slapstick routines where someone uses a fountain pen to squirt ink into another person’s face. After watching too many Three-Stooges films as a kid, I had to track one of these pens down. Anyway, I like using it to doodle using coffee-brown ink by J.Herbin (the color name is “Cafe Des Iles”).

Waterbrush_Head-doodles

I don’t use these tools for finished work or any of my professional work. It’s just something for fun when I want to noodle around. Combining the water brushes with the ink pen has added another dimension to these doodling excursions. If you haven’t tried it yet, this Derwent pack is very affordable to experiment with and play around.

Anyone else out there using these brushes? If so, how’d you like them?

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It Ain’t Over Till … Well, You Know

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Fat Lady Sings

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Frank_Grau_Lion_Portrait

Fishy

Still getting used to acquiring the pencil effect I want with the Cintiq, but it’s getting easier.

Frank_Grau_Fish

Bird-Brains

As usual, I never tire of designing characters…Birdbrains

Bon Appétit!

I did this way back on my 1st generation iPad when they first came out. If I recall correctly, I started this while waiting around in a parking lot. I never bothered to finish it. I think the only reason I did this was to try out an art app.

Anyway, it’s not a new doodle by any means, but I don’t think I’ve shared it here yet.

Bon appétit!

Bon Appétit!

Getting Ahead

I’ve noted in the past how much I prefer character design to anything else. Actually, the best part of character design are the faces. It’s often what conveys a character’s personality more so than even a costume or wardrobe.

Anyhow, here’s a page of quick head doodles I did just for fun.

Frank_Grauy_Head_Doodles

Anyone out there got a favorite thing you prefer to draw?