Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Quick Doggy Sketch

I really thought that I could sketch something while having my vacation in Orange Beach, Alabama 2 weeks ago. I must say I was naive, all I did was "Yeeeeeeeehawwwww.....!!" Jump in and out of the beach, eating tons of food, and sleeping. I had a good time relaxing. It's my first beach experience in America, and the last time I was at the beach it was 2006 in Malaysia.
This is Landon and he's my wife's cousin's son. He's probably the happiest kid I've ever seen, and he's just having fun trying to get me with his water pistol.
Can't miss the pirate ship in Orange Beach

 At one point the sun was purple while it was setting, it's surreal.

Okay, enough about my vacation. Here's a quick sketch of a happy dog I saw on an ad on a magazine while waiting for my wife going through her dental appointment at the waiting area. It helped to kill my time and I tried sketching as quickly as I could, and it still took me about 40 minutes.
Other than that, work at the plant is still energy draining, and again my publisher is too busy to return my text so my project is halted for right now until further notice.

Thank you all so much for all your comments and kind notes. I am fine and I will definitely be careful when I am at work knowing that any fatal accidents could happen anytime.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Concept : Cover art

It's been some busy weeks for me, I wasn't able to just sit down and draw at all. Long gone the free hours during my night shift. Things just wouldn't stop popping up at work(and was even engulfed in a life threatening scenario as well! Don't worry, I wasn't hurt in that event) and constantly require my attention as an employee. Day shift is even more hectic, and the sad thing is that, it's not going to get any better. -_-
That aside, I am just happy that I was able to get back in touch with my publisher. The concept drawings of family which I did earlier this year is still valid(I am surprised!), and there are still things needed to be worked. They stressed on the blacklines of the cover page, and they gave me the general idea of how the author wanted it, so here's my take on it.
 (The sketch of the concept in ink, pencils and office highlighters)
(Blackline version in ink, to be approved)

I am not sure if they will accept it so we'll see.
Thank you all so much for your comments. I really appreciate all of them and your time. I will try my best to spend more time drawing. My moleskine is once again being ignored due to other more significant responsibilities....sigh.