The blog of David Michael Wright - Freelance Illustrator

Hello, and welcome to my humble blog!

If you too like the drag of Graphite on Paper, can appreciate the flick of a well executed Brushstroke, and like I favour subjects of the Dark and the Monstrous, the Weird and the Wonderful, the Abominable, Diabolical, Fantastic, Dramatic, Adventurous, Ghastly, Nightmarish and Phantasmagorical!

…Or like myself, seek to devour all sources of the Technical, Practical, Methodical and Inspirational!

Then perhaps this blog is for you.

It is (I hope) to become a progressive ongoing account of my endeavours as a Freelance Illustrator specialising in mainly the Fantasy, Sci-Fi, and Horror art genres. As is always the case (except perhaps on Sundays) I will do my very best and veritably strain heart and nerve and sinew to write a faithful accounting of all my latest Discoveries, Resources, Technical Explorations and Inspirations, in addition of course to featuring regular posts of my current Creative Exploits and Works in Progress.


Monday, 12 April 2010

Sketch(es) of the week - 4

More sketches produced over the last 7 days...

1. I decided to switch my more tonal pencil sketches and drawings over to some better quality heavyweight cartridge paper this week (as it lends itself to this work), and continue to use my other sketchbook for mainly thumbnails and conceptual stuff.

- This first is a 'tester' page really. Differing papers naturally yield quite differing pencil effects, and I find it is a very useful and beneficial exercise to quickly run through all the various pencil grades on any new type of paper and test how they look and feel, before committing to the ones that I'd like to work with. I tend to look for a pencil that will give me a nice clean consistent value on a given paper with no more than a moderate amount of pressure. On this particular paper I decided to go with a 2H, HB, 2B and 4B, for light grey, mid grey, detailing and darks respectively.

2. - A lesser Demon with two swords.
3. - An Orc, or Ork, or maybe even an evil menacing Orcorork! :)

Sketch(es) of the Week - Are now available to purchase...
21 x 29.5cm (A4), Graphite on 200gsm fine grain high quality Cartridge Paper. All original sketches are for sale: £25 each. (Please feel free to e-mail me for more information).

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