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October 5, 2010

Et tu, King Gorilla…?

Filed under: Superheroes & Supervillians, Wildlife — tb @ 8:12 pm


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December 19, 2009

God Speed, Screw-On Head.

Filed under: Superheroes & Supervillians, Uncategorized — tb @ 9:15 pm



Ever since I saw Hellboy on a comic cover for the first time and thought “A giant stone fist..? AWESOME”, I’ve been a Mike Mignola fan.  That said, when I heard an Abraham Lincoln impersonator was going to be modeling at the Atelier for a costume drawing class, I had to go ahead and indulge myself and put together an Amazing Screw-On-Head piece.  The sketch has been projected, and the underpainting started.  I’ll be getting to color comps over the next few days, once I get to my final Christmas destination of Chicago.  For now though, I’m off to finish packing.  Have a great holiday all, and thanks for the Inspiration, Mike.

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November 14, 2009

It’s a bird, it’s a plane…

Filed under: Studies, Superheroes & Supervillians — tb @ 11:11 am



    Here’s a portrait painting from life I played around with a bit during Wednesday night’s sitting.  No, Kal-El did not pose for us, but the model that did pose had an exceptionally square jaw and massively thick neck.  After the drawing/lay-in was down on the canvas, I couldn’t help but play around a little with the subject matter.  While serious studies and observation are immensely important when painting from life, it’s almost as important to let your creativity get the best of you at times so you don’t get burned out from those serious studies.  In addition to being pretty fun, playing up and exaggerating features, changing the color tones and making the new color harmonies work can lead to quite a bit of unexpected learning.

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December 27, 2007


Filed under: Superheroes & Supervillians — admin @ 12:40 pm

Griefer: A griefer is a slang term used to describe a player in an multiplayer video game who plays the game simply to cause grief to other players through harassment. Griefing is a malignant form of emergent gameplay.

[ from wikipedia.org ]

I think that being the admin on a friend’s sketchblog bestows certain liberties.

[ posted a long damn time ago at tombabbey.com ]


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