Bought a pentel brush pen recently and have been having a ball with it. Losing the ability to erase is a shame, but for quick sketches, I can’t think of another tool that allows me to be so expressive in my stroke work.
Just a quick sketch I whipped up while having some downtime at work. Might use it for an animation project down the line.

Bought a pentel brush pen recently and have been having a ball with it. Losing the ability to erase is a shame, but for quick sketches, I can’t think of another tool that allows me to be so expressive in my stroke work.

Just a quick sketch I whipped up while having some downtime at work. Might use it for an animation project down the line.

Another one of these studies from reference. While I think I’m getting better, I’m certainly not getting faster. Might have to study up on some new tricks to get more efficient at these. And then of course there’s the uphill battle of being able to do this from scratch. Still, good practice all the same.

Another one of these studies from reference. While I think I’m getting better, I’m certainly not getting faster. Might have to study up on some new tricks to get more efficient at these. And then of course there’s the uphill battle of being able to do this from scratch. Still, good practice all the same.

A practice speedpaint using some photo ref. Need to get a better hang of coloring and lighting so I figured doing a few of these would be good for me. Not too shabby for 30 minutes but I could definitely be doing better.
If you squint at it from 10 feet away, it almost starts to look like a decent painting.

A practice speedpaint using some photo ref. Need to get a better hang of coloring and lighting so I figured doing a few of these would be good for me. Not too shabby for 30 minutes but I could definitely be doing better.

If you squint at it from 10 feet away, it almost starts to look like a decent painting.

"Two things kids. One, good effort on trying to hack my gun, it’s a smart tactic. Unfortunately the Ruchnoy Protivotankovyy Granatomyot 7 is pre-digital age weaponry. Do your research next time. Two, did you really think the CEO of one of the most powerful mercenary companies in the world would be here if he weren’t the biggest badass in the company?”
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Another character idea I had, though really it was just an excuse to draw a guy in a suit. Was originally gonna be a study to experiment with different color palettes, but that’s kinda hard when the character is wearing a suit and jacket. Ah well, next time.

"Two things kids. One, good effort on trying to hack my gun, it’s a smart tactic. Unfortunately the Ruchnoy Protivotankovyy Granatomyot 7 is pre-digital age weaponry. Do your research next time. Two, did you really think the CEO of one of the most powerful mercenary companies in the world would be here if he weren’t the biggest badass in the company?”

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Another character idea I had, though really it was just an excuse to draw a guy in a suit. Was originally gonna be a study to experiment with different color palettes, but that’s kinda hard when the character is wearing a suit and jacket. Ah well, next time.

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EDIT: Woo! Sorry for this reblog, but I found an incredible GIF optimizer and was finally able to put out a super low weight version of the bonfire animation at 300% resolution. I’ve edited my previous post (see below) as well which now displays the FULL version of this animation at much higher res as well.
Thanks everyone for the support! :)
And for those who asked about a 1920 x 1080 wallpaper, I have put one together! You can grab it right here!
Got a few requests for a wallpaper without the DS2 logo, too, so here it is.

bandygrass:

EDIT: Woo! Sorry for this reblog, but I found an incredible GIF optimizer and was finally able to put out a super low weight version of the bonfire animation at 300% resolution. I’ve edited my previous post (see below) as well which now displays the FULL version of this animation at much higher res as well.

Thanks everyone for the support! :)

And for those who asked about a 1920 x 1080 wallpaper, I have put one together! You can grab it right here!

Got a few requests for a wallpaper without the DS2 logo, too, so here it is.