Color on the scene

Attempting a scene with some color

I have been trying to expand my drawing into styles and subjects I have not practiced much to push my boundaries. One thing I have not done a ton of is drawing landscapes and doing color pencil work and so I figured to take a shot at freehand drawing a random scene from google image search and coloring it with a set of cheapo color pencils.

Scenes scenes scenes…

Perspective with vanishing points on page.

I have been doing a bit too much drawing from reference image, So to get some variation in my drawing I decided to draw some scenes from imagination and only use reference image to get some ideas as how to fill in the fine details.

Inspired by a tree in Manito Park, imaginary scene.
Wanted to just make a endless hallway drawing, imaginary scene.
Mixing some random elements, imaginary scene.
Little more planned out composition, Imaginary scene.

Working in GIMP

Aiming to make some interesting stuff in GIMP

I have used Photoshop, Inkscape, Blender a fair amount and I wanted to get into the details of using GIMP. I set off experimenting with all the filters and some random ideas.

The result
100% GIMP filters and tools
Inspired by the LENIA the cellular automata
Sphere of blood
Intended to be a spooky looking clay ball creature
Experiment with gradients
Aimed to make something that looks like a rorschach test

Heart of the ogre

Exercise in drawing from my imagination

When the great demon lord finally fell his heart was ripped from his chest by the hero. Evil poured from it like a spring of death and it took on a life of it’s own. Before the hero could regain his composure it fled the battle field. They say it’s hiding deep in the earth in a ancient place of evil untouched by light since the birth of the world biding it’s time until it regains power enough to revive the demon lord to it’s former power.

Pencil and paper sketch

Drawing insects

Drawing a praying mantis perched on a rock

I have done a lot of quick sketches of mammals, fish even birds but not as many insects. So today I decided I should give a stab at drawing a preying mantis. I just googled praying mantis and attempted to freehand sketch the following reference image.

The result
Pencil and paper sketch scanned in and touched up in GIMP
The reference image.