Cardinal Sketch

Here is another line drawing I did for practice; a sketch of a cardinal.   I’m trying to work on line variation, and doing small studies like this has been helpful so far.  I’m also doing a digital painting to add color, but I’m not finished with that yet.

cardinal-sketch drawings by Angela Murdock

Hiding Behind Masks WIP

I thought I’d share my digital painting WIP.  I had posted the drawing earlier, but I’ll post part of it here again so you can see the comparison.  I actually like both the drawing and digital painting, so ultimately I might make prints for both versions.  I recorded the painting process so far, so I’ll eventually upload a video when this is finished.  The hardest part is the face, and that is mostly done.  So, hopefully I can finish the rest of the picture tonight.


And here is the sketch


Eagle Sketch

I will be working on an illustration project with someone this year, and although I can’t really give details about that project, one thing I will say is that it will require mostly line work from me.  My work is usually digital painting that relies on values, so for now I’m planning to do a lot of small sketches to practice and warm up for doing detailed line drawings.  My instinct is to start shading everything because that’s how I’m use to working.  I think I’m going to have to do a lot of these for practice.

Some of these drawings I may eventually use for a digital painting.

This first one is a sketch of an Eagle.

Eagle drawing by Angela Murdock

Masks – Sketch

Here’s a drawing I’ve been working on.  I’ve always loved drawing clowns and have been for several years now.  I think my clowns tend to look more like the Pierrot type of clown.  Anyway, I’ll post more about all that later.  For now I thought I’d share this sketch.  It will more than likely be a base sketch for a digital painting, but as of now I really like the drawing too.

masks - art by angela murdock