Finished, primed, packed and ready to go off to the convention! A friend of mine is a huge Johnny Depp fan and she’s commissioned me to try out his face with acrylics, so here’s the result.

I’m really stoked to keep working more with traditional painting. It’s way more tactile, it feels more natural and responsive. Finding the time has been hard before, but I’m determined to start pushing my brushwork.

Oh, and the reference was a pita to work from so I inevitably ended up making up about 60% of the skintones, which was actually really fun. 

My cards are here and they look SICK. I’ll be making the next batch with a blank side for custom ink sketches ♥♥♥

My cards are here and they look SICK. I’ll be making the next batch with a blank side for custom ink sketches ♥♥♥

I’m working backwards and teaching myself acrylics!! Sketched up this guy tonight while watching a murder whale documentary.

I’m working backwards and teaching myself acrylics!! Sketched up this guy tonight while watching a murder whale documentary.

All that glitters etc

All that glitters etc

paracoma:

the price of art tonight is nearly splitting my hand open with this sharp-ass, menacing looking motherfucker

**palette knife

paracoma:

the price of art tonight is nearly splitting my hand open with this sharp-ass, menacing looking motherfucker

**palette knife

Whoops I broke the class model

Whoops I broke the class model

Illegal organ trading mob queen waifu~ Dee is Anton’s boss. She’s a Russian-Armenian second gen immigrant that fronts as an entrepreneur for the Storyville race track, keeps a stable of artificial horses, and smuggles organs in old Slavic church relics.

MAKING REFERENCE SHEETS for the new personal project hhhhghhhh lines
Doctor ANTON DREVINOV is a seventh-generation bioengineered android working for the post-Soviet organ trade mafia in cyberpunk New Orleans.

MAKING REFERENCE SHEETS for the new personal project hhhhghhhh lines

Doctor ANTON DREVINOV is a seventh-generation bioengineered android working for the post-Soviet organ trade mafia in cyberpunk New Orleans.

The joy of fall. #murder #festive #fall

The joy of fall. #murder #festive #fall

(paracoma) →

Hey do any other artist friends use Pinterest to organize their references?

I found it to be way easier and more accessible than keeping tags on reference tumblrs, dumping inspo stuff under one blog, or even saving images on your drive (never to be seen again)

With a Chrome extension, you can basically right-click and pin an image from anywhere — your dashboard, Facebook, google search, forums…

A have a few boards dedicated to character costuming, composition, environments and the like. The only cumbersome part about it is finding the sources of images if you want more of the same, but again: Chrome’s right-click-search-image function makes that even easier.

Some artists run awesome boards like these too:

http://www.pinterest.com/characterdesigh/

http://www.pinterest.com/geoffroi/morpho-bank-general/

http://www.pinterest.com/geoffroi/morpho-bank-humans/

http://www.pinterest.com/pascalblanche/creatureconcept/

http://www.pinterest.com/borjamontoro/references/

CHECK THEM OUT and let me know if you’re starting/running a board, I would love to share references and inspirations 8D

This week’s sketchbook junk.

Long nails.
20min warmup between Doing Actual Work

Long nails.

20min warmup between Doing Actual Work

I got a bunch of new brushes so I am testing them ALL AT ONCE.
Here’s a Lafey.

I got a bunch of new brushes so I am testing them ALL AT ONCE.

Here’s a Lafey.

Daily sketch! So handsome.

Daily sketch! So handsome.

Daily sketch. Hey buddy!

Daily sketch. Hey buddy!