Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Trucker Pin Up

Trucker Pin Up, originally uploaded by Ntkufreak.

This was my first assignment for Eros, but it wasn't until the midterm that I got the colors on it. It's half-toned, as well; I liked the comicky aspect that would have. I think the hardest part was not letting the bg get too drab, and keeping her brighter. Also not making her look like a postal worker or an inmate.

Monday, October 5, 2009


Harlotry, originally uploaded by Ntkufreak.

This was for my Eros class. I think it's a huge improvement over HBC and so I'm quite happy. I'm also including the original linework because.... I like it. And I'm always pretty klutzy with colors.

Received my midterm crit over this piece, uploading the new colors now instead!

Harlotry (inks), originally uploaded by Ntkufreak.

I should be doing other work, but I was too pleased with this and too sad I hadn't updated my blog in a while. I still have more Economos sketches, too, so those'll have to come up later.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Helena Bonham Carter

Helena Bonham Carter, originally uploaded by Ntkufreak.

For Illustration 2's independent study. There are some things that I want to change, but it's done for now.

Friday, September 18, 2009

A Crit with Economous

A Crit with Economous, originally uploaded by Ntkufreak.

This really isn't an exaggeration. This is exactly what the guy's like.

He's amazing and DAMN if he can't whip out a beautiful figure drawing faster than you can say Michelangelo.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Roller Girl

Roller Girl, originally uploaded by Ntkufreak.

I've been organizing my portfolio for study abroad and went back to touch this up. This was an assignment for Brian Ralph's character design class. I had fun drawing her.

I promise I'll get some current things up soon, when I make them!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

From Fall 2008; Re: Fall 2009

Ariel Screenprint, originally uploaded by Ntkufreak.

It's looking like another busy semester.

MON: Illustration Concepts 1 with Jose
TUE: Critical Studies
WED: Eros with Jose; Independent Study [Illustration 2] with Daniel Krall; Screenwriting Workshop
THU: ----
FRI: Life Drawing with Economous

18 credits? Am I a complete and utter fool or what?

Anyway, I was uploading things for my portfolio and stumbled across this. I was never that keen on screenprinting, and the scan kills the colors here a bit, but c'est la vie, yeah?

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Watercolor Sketch, Gackt as Kagetora

wtrclrkagetora, originally uploaded by Ntkufreak.

You knew I was going to try and paint Gackt sooner or later. I think I'm getting a little better at this.

Speaking of Gackt, July 4 was his birthday. Happy birthday, Gackt, and happy 10-year anniversary as a solo artist! May the years bring more of your music and your spirit.

What I want to do is try adding some linework to it, but I think I better save that for a new image. Even though this IS just a sketch, I like it and want to leave it alone. Truth be told, I've been tempted to add lines to EACH sketch I've made, even two failures I haven't bothered to post (but I probably will if for no other reason than archival).

I also want to start doing some images from my head, but for now I need to hold off on that urge and keep to the reference. I don't think I'm good enough for the former yet.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Watercolor Sketch, Shingen Takeda

wtrclrtakeda, originally uploaded by Ntkufreak.

Otherwise known as Ichikawa Kamejiro from NHK's 2007 taiga drama Fuurin Kazan.

...Wait, were you expecting Gackt?

Don't worry, I'll be painting him soon enough! But I draw him constantly in my sketchbook, to the point where it's almost a bad habit. XD

Watercolor Sketch, Random LJ Friend

wtrclr20090701, originally uploaded by Ntkufreak.

Found this photo off my LJ friend-list (and going to leave it anon in case she wants it that way XD;). Wanted to try some more watercolor. It looks alright in person, but really funky scanned in. Definitely overworked it, will have to be careful not to next time.

Watercolor Sketch, Maria-Antoaneta Tudor

mariasketch, originally uploaded by Ntkufreak.

I've always sucked with watercolor and I've always wanted to fix that. I don't think this is so bad -- the portrait itself at least, the bg color looks nicer in person and the bottom I was just playing around.

On another note, Moleskine watercolor notebooks are nice.

The subject is Romanian actress, stunt performer, and singer Maria-Antoaneta Tudor. Isn't she pretty? Google her, she has a website -- she's very talented and works very hard.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Is this thing on?

I'm succumbed and am going to try to start an art blog like all the other MICA cool kids. Stay tuned.