Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Gravity Kiss

Every once in a while people ask me if I use ref when I draw and the answer is NO 99.999999 % of the time. But when I paint (which isn't often enough) I absolutely use it. It's my handicap as I need it to figure out my lighting. As you can see in the below process piece I dont use ref pics it to figure out my color. I generally like to push the color to a more saturate state much like my drawing :)
Finding ref pics is a real hassel!!! Maybe one day I will hire models and light them myself but that seems like an even bigger hassel! :)


Blogger GOGOPEDRO said...

Looks like its shaping up well to me....Nice ref...
Like the narrative in the image as well.


7:54 AM  
Blogger Chris Palmer said...

fun illustration. i can't wait to see the final!

8:46 AM  
Blogger Tooninator said...

HAHA. Nice reference pics!!!

Nice drawing. Real cute. I would like to see your colours take on more subtlety like the norman rockwell references (and other artists)

Top notch though.

10:18 AM  
Blogger the art of Dejan Ostojic said...

Nice. Cool idea and I like the way you draw it.

12:17 PM  
Blogger Chocolate Extacy said...

LOL ref my ass! looks more like images you look at on your "drawing breaks" LOL pevert.


9:04 PM  
Blogger Adrian Lubbers said...

Every time I "reference" like that I have to erase it from my HD before the girlfriend sees it. HAHA

Very nice though.

7:30 PM  
Blogger Randeep Katari said...

really great work man!

4:14 PM  
Blogger Jelter said...

cool drawing! i need large files of chicks making out too!

1:28 PM  
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4:15 PM  
Blogger Augusto said...

Whole knew meaning to wacom pen. Robin your work rocks! Keep fighting the NWO.

8:45 PM  
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10:49 AM  
Blogger Fabian said...

Beyound cool!! Thank you for showing this sample. I have to use ref for vehicles, i am veeeeery bad at it, even on simple things as a bike.
Have a great day! :)

10:51 PM  
Blogger Alina Chau said...

Love the illo and inspiring to see how much research you did!!

12:22 AM  
Blogger Gulzar said...

hahhahaha! nice ref! all the surly nailed it bro!

Good work! Seeing another post from you is always refreshing!


12:21 PM  
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3:11 PM  
Blogger Richard Gaines said...

Great work-in-progress, bro!

3:38 PM  
Blogger The Labyrinth said...

Nice work Robin!
It's been a month though - any chance you have a finshed image/update to show us?

7:51 PM  
Blogger PEPE said...

thanks folks!
Hey Dan, I'm not really looking to go down the desaturated palettes of Leyendecker. But i do love his graphic brush strokes and that is what i am certanly going to try and steal :) ps. I'm so sorry I haven't called yet.
Hey Don, I know for a fact you got a serious collection! :)
Augusto, Down with the New World Order! :)
Hey Fabian, Don't ever feel bad for using ref. Keep on trucking!!

10:18 PM  
Blogger nabsmirza said...

this is awesome sir, I'm really diggin' the stroke usage, J.C Leyendecker is incredibly talented...I really love the blend of your shapes mixed with some of his painterly touches, interesting and very inspirational.

- Nabs

12:14 PM  
Blogger Justin said...

cute :)

9:25 PM  
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Blogger Peter Walser said...


I have no idea what user "srydruhedtjfd" just said.

3:21 AM  
Blogger Conny Nordlund (Loathsome) said...

Haha that's a pretty sexy study on the left.

4:30 AM  

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