Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Trojan Warrior Woman

The mural project must include a lady Trojan. So I had to research what a Trojan warrior woman looked like. I found some very interesting cos-players, strange video game designs and some interesting revealing anime characters. I then started researching the goddess of war, Athena, Pallas Athena, and Minerva. That's when I hit reference gold. I sketched three poses and was finally satisfied with the fourth.

Trojan Warrior

My school's senior class wanted to gift the school a mural in the gymnasium. They approached me to help them. There are a couple of problems. First of all it's the end of May and they've just asked me to help. Secondly, I would have to design it because their design isn't fully realized and there's no time to help them flesh it out. Lastly, it's their gift to the school. I'm not doing it for them. I finally decided today that it's too late in the year for them to complete this mural. However, as I started to sketch out my ideas I started getting into it. I may save this as a project for a future class. This first sketch was easy for me. It's a manly Trojan. It's a pretty classic pose. No biggie.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Birthday Girl

Today is my wife's birthday so I thought I'd draw a little portrait of her. The image is taken from one of my favorite photographs of her. Happy Birthday, sweetie!