drawing workout: animal mixups

koalas and trees

elephant and spider

What if koalas were part tree?

Yeah, the painkillers I’m on are pretty sweet, thanks for asking!

drawing workout: hands

The idea was to squeeze more than 20 but less than 50 hands onto one page, interlocking as much as possible, and in a composition that was somewhat interesting.

I put time and planning into this, and my drawings of hands really improved. I was intimidated in the beginning, and now I’m proud of how much I improved!

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How much did I improve? Well, here are my sketchbook contour drawings from the beginning of the project …

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drawing workout: reportage

The idea: draw scenes from life without lifting my pencil or pen off the paper. I needed two pictures, one that included 10 people, and one that included 50. This project really hits on a lot of my areas needing improvement as an artist — draftsmanship, buildings, and landscape perspective. I did a lot of stuff to lead up to my final two pictures.

Ten Person: An Exhibit on the Bronx River at the Bronx Zoo

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Fifty Person: A Gathering for July 4th Fireworks

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Here are some of the discards from along the way:

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The Bug Carousel at the Bronx Zoo:

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On that note, how cool is the idea of a Merry-Go-Round populated with bugs? They even have a Dung Beetle seat! The dung has SEEDS in it!

Replaced my brush pen with copics when the ink ran out one minute in on this one:

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Aannnd watercolors on the original 10 person — but I preferred the original pencils! 

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Figure drawlings. Figure drawlings.

Figure drawlings.

An olllld doodle of the bridesmaids movie ads.

Q

Anonymous asked:

Since it's Friday and that's when you show upcoming covers, can you reveal to us the cover to Uncanny X-Men (vol. 3) #24?

A

brianmichaelbendis:

boom!

ladies and gentlemen, the new dazzler! by kris anka

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I’m just gonna leave this here …

http://suzanimated.tumblr.com/image/89519160682