Thursday, October 11, 2018

Dracula - the original

Did you know that in the original story of Dracula written by Bram Stoker in the 1880's the infamous vampire had a mustache? He had one to cover his fangs and he also loathed shaving. I was explaining this to my students the other night in class and thought I'd have some fun coming up with some stylized versions of the character as a demo so here they are. Ball point pen over blue line.

Friday, October 05, 2018

Spyro portrait

This week I had an online session where I worked with a student who was having some issues with digitally coloring their work. His work was coming out a little too light and muted on the pastel side of things. I recommended going straight to a vibrant color for a base and following up with transparent layers of gray to knock back the intensity and also create shadows. I used Spyro as an example and had fun coming up with this quick demo.