Archive for January, 2014

Coffee to go

Wednesday, January 29th, 2014

Milk & 2

I had a bit of an art attack moment while sitting down at work quaffing copious amount of freeze dried coffee, could you use coffee granules as watercolours? You can (And it was surprisingly nice to use). I used just a teaspoon of granules but used boiling water for mixing, it was actually easier to use luke warm before becoming almost impossible with cool water. It was quite difficult to get a nice solid dark colour as it was just too sticky and didn’t look nice. Just a bit of fun trying to use more textures and colours in my illustration.

Bean & gone.

Also turned it into a monster repeat pattern which you can find here.

#DrawCoenBrosCharacters

Wednesday, January 22nd, 2014

#DrawCoenBrosCharacters

Another great little drawing challenge from comic artist James Howard (@themooks) Once again there’s tonnes of great entries over on his tumblr.

I love most of the stuff from the Coen brothers and their obsession with killing steve buscemi, but there’s some I love much more than others. I made my decision based on which one I had seen the most, I love the big lebowski. It’s in my top 10 easy so it was a bit of a no brainer…but which characters? there’s so many in that film to choose from, so I thought I would do a few. The dude had to be in (Jeff Bridges), Walter Sobchak (John goodman), Jesus Quintana (John Tuturro) and the stranger (Sam Elliott). I had originally just thought of doing the 2 Jeffrey Lebowski’s but there’s too many great characters in it to limit it (If I had more time I would do them all!)

You can see a bigger version of the illustration over on my Flickr.

It was a great excuse to watch it again, If you’ve never seen it I highly recommend…the dude abides.