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.


Tuesday, 18 January 2011

Havrok da Smasha

Portfolio piece I completed today. Been really trying to work on my shadows lately, and relax a little more when blocking the mass colour, to be bolder, and more definite. I feel like my shadows are starting to work better now - as they seem to getting more depth and interest, I think I'll try experimenting dropping the reflected light out into total darkness in a future piece (while still retaining some transparency/reflected light in areas here and there) to punch out the silhouettes and simplify elements which I think have enough interest to carry on their own, so I can see how that works out and compare the results.
Overall though reasonably pleased with progress on this piece. Right - onto the next!...

"Keep a bad drawing until by study you have found out why it is bad."
- Robert Henri (1865 – 1929)

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