Friday, September 28, 2012

Furry Friday: Serpent Versus Saurian

With the release of my newest tutorial drawing book Draw More Furries right around the corner, I wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the talented artists who contributed illustrations. Here's Serpent Versus Saurian by Nimrais. Her ability to tell a story through excellent composition, strong figures, and vivid colors is breathtaking. I entrusted the most action-packed of the chapter openers to her care, an epic battle between a Triceratops Warrior and a Cobra Queen for Chapter 3: Scalies, and I couldn't be happier with the results:


Here’s what she had to say about her artistic process:

"I'm a female illustrator and designer from Germany. I've always been pretty creative and enjoy not only drawing but many other activities like crafting, photography and design. Now I'm a professionally trained Media Designer and I have a Bachelor's Degree in Design. For my digitally drawn pictures, I use Adobe Photoshop for both the sketches and coloration. I start with basic flat colors, then I add the shadows and highlights and continue with the details after that. At the end, I make any necessary color corrections to give the picture a balanced look." - Nimrais

Draw More Furries arrives in bookstores on November 23, 2012.
Signed copies are available through my online shop!

Monday, September 24, 2012

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Meerkat Mob


Four meerkat kits for a graphic designer's logo. Enjoyed drawing and coloring these little guys so much that I decided to take one and make a little illustration out of it.


Friday, September 14, 2012

Furry Friday: Quiescent

With the release of my newest tutorial drawing book Draw More Furries right around the corner, I wanted to take a moment to highlight some of the talented artists who contributed illustrations. First up is Quiescent by Kristen “CentraDragon” Plescow, whose whimsical digital painting style and color palette are a joy to behold. This tranquil illustration of a kirin appreciating nature is featured as the double-page spread for Chapter 4: Mythical Creatures.


Here’s what she had to say about her artistic process:

“My process varies a bit from day to day, but overall I try to keep everything as simple as possible. For a large illustration like this, I start with lot of smaller doodles with ink and markers to get in the spirit of things, and to better envision the world around the character. Next, I make a sketch in Photoshop CS4, and move onto a quick under painting. Once I’m satisfied with the composition and color scheme, I’ll work on refining and detail from back to front. I don’t worry too much about layers, and like to merge them as I go. One thing I’ve learned—if you know there’s a part of your painting that’s going to be more difficult, always (ALWAYS) do it first. It’ll save you a lot of frustration and rage-quits later on.” -Kristen

Draw More Furries arrives in bookstores on November 23, 2012.
Signed copies are available through my online shop!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Daily Animal Sketch – Arctic Fox and Polar Bears

Studies of Arctic foxes and polar bears. Plus some sketches of Nanook with various expressions, and a sparkly-eyed shoujo bear.







Wednesday, September 5, 2012