Saturday, October 27, 2012

Hot Red Head warrior Chick

Originally posted here
Character is Tyra Oeil-de-Loup from La QuĂȘte de l'Aube
© Marie-Laure Cabot (aka Melandrhild) and Frederik Filliaert

Monday, October 15, 2012


For all of the aspiring artist out there regardless of your age, one of the best way to improve your drawing skills is by looking at real life pictures and using these as your reference, not necessarily copying them like a photocopier but using the pictures as a reference to create your own drawing.

You don't even have to pay a model to pose for you, almost everybody owns a camera now in their phones you could just easily ask a friend to pose for you. But if thinking of a good pose is a problem there are plenty of good websites that offers real life pictures-anatomy for artists. One of these sites is 
You can read a review of the site with a few sample pictures here

Below is an example of how you can use the pictures for your own artworks. I used one of the website's sample images.

It is best if you do a lot of this practice drawings using real life photo reference. If you noticed I didn't copy exactly the model as if it where to be like a black and white photocopy. It is not my intention to repeat what is already in the picture, only to learn proper human anatomy and by expressing art you put your own design in it.

With this I can use it to create a drawing of any character I want, for this pose I have chosen to draw Wolverine.

Pencils and Ink in progress.

Inks and Shadows

Flat colors and final Piece.



Thanks for viewing.
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Friday, October 12, 2012

Sexy Redheaded Dragon Rider

I recently bought a new Berkeley 7.5X10.5 in sketchpad and here is my first drawing in it.
This is the very rough sketch using a clutch pencil with a 'b' lead in it.

Additional details using mechanical pencil 'b' lead with the help of kneaded eraser.

Laying down the inks with uni pin 0.05, 0.01, 0.03, 0.05 and dong a twin black marker.

Here is the scanned drawing. If you noticed some of the pencils sketches are still visible beside the ink lines, coloring will be much easier with less smudges or rough sketches.You can reduce that in photoshop using the  levels adjustments. Just click the 'Image' in the menu bar then 'Adjustments' then 'Levels' or just click ctrl + L and you can adjust the level of density of the strong black areas against the grey areas.

Here is the adjusted image using levels.
See the difference? :D

Putting the flat colors.

Shadows and hi-lites.

Thanks for viewing :D
Be sure to check my other posts.
Until next time :D

Thursday, October 11, 2012


An idiom  is an expression consisting of a combination of words that has a figurative meaning. The figurative meaning is comprehended in regard to a common use of the expression that is separate from the literal meaning or definition of the words of which it is made. Idioms are numerous and they occur frequently in all languages.

Here are some examples of Filipino Idioms that my house helper requested me to do for her project in Filipino. She is taking up Information Technology in one of the local colleges here in Manila. And as usual I also posted the rough sketches.
Tools: b pencil, paper, unipin 0.1, 0.3, pencil colors ang kurecolor markers.

Namamangka sa dalawang ilog -- salawahan
                                                              -- unfaithful

Kahiramang suklay - matalik na kaibigan
                             - Best friend

 Hahabulin ng gunting - Mahaba ang buhok at ayaw pa mag pagupit.
                                - Someone who has an untidy long hair that needs a haircut.

Hawak sa leeg - sunod-sunuran
                       - Someone being controlled by another person

Bahag ang buntot - naduduwag
                           - scared, frightened

 Balat sibuyas - manipis, maramdamin
                      - onion skinned, sensitive person

Binibilog ang ulo - niloloko
                         - fooling someone

Butas ang bulsa - walang pera
                        - doesn't have cash

Lumulutang sa alapaap - tulala
                                   - daydreaming

Maluwag ang tornilyo - sira ulo, baliw
                                - have a screw loose, crazy, insane

Artworks are copyright of Gabo Galvez

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Techno Elf

Well not precisely a Techno Fairy but i think its pretty close to the term, this is just one of the sketches I do when I'm waiting for someone at a starbucks.

Here you can see
The actual sketch, outline inking and blocking.

Shadows and colors

And Final touch.

Thanks for Viewing,
Gabo ;D

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Ninja fox

This was a Commission for Shinar of FA
for his © Faerou

Rough sketch, tight pencils and shadows

Here is the final output

Originally posted here

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Angel Weredog with a mystical sword

This was a commission for DragonFireny of DA and FA
The character is © notveryathlethic' Tempest Omega

 A very rough thumbnail sketch, Pencil on a3 paper and digital inks.

Basic shadows, colors for character, colors for Background

Putting some final touch.

Originally posted here

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Hot Babe with a big plasma Rifle and a dog

a commission for Madcat221 of Deviantart

This is Annie Arkin

Originally posted here 

Kaiju Tempest Beta

This was a commission for DragonFireny of DA and FA
The character is © notveryathlethic' Tempest beta

Very rough thumbnail sketch
Just about 1/4 of a normal bond paper                                 Pencils on A3 size paper

Digital Ink using PS                                                            Putting some basic shadows

Here is the final result

Pic originally posted here