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.

Enjoy!


Tuesday, 8 February 2011

Tea-Break Sketches - 4



Decided to experiment trimming down on pens a little this week, all of these sketches are done with a very light lettraset promarker warm grey no 1 (to ghost out the shape/form) and then a black 'flowy' pigmented line pen to ink them in (On the previous T.B.S pages I also included use of a lettraset black marker too). I thought by removing the black chisel marker I might try out some suggestions of reflected light in the shadow areas using some condensed cross hatching as opposed to them just being blocked in with solid black marker. This method seems to work ok, but takes longer and definitely has a more overly 'worked' look to it, which perhaps comes at the cost of immediacy and freshness. I'll probably zip back and forth with equipment and technique ideas, trying this and that (working within the set boundairies of these being pen sketching practice excercises) over the weeks. I'd really like to have a go with one of those brush-pen markers in the near future too.

More soon!



"Drawing is the honesty of the art. There is no possibility of cheating. It is either good or bad."

- Salvador Dali (1904 - 1989)

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