Before you get your tea (or something else) ready...this post is not why I didn't choose Arts. I'm still writing that post and I have to tweak it here and there. I promise the next post will be about that ^_^.
I got some Jean Grey/Phoenix sketches for you! This drawing style is slightly different and I'm still sketching and learning, but I though it would be fun to show you two examples. I came across a really cool illustration from Mike Maihack (Do check out his site if you have the time). He is a really cool illustrator! His Jean Grey phoenix illustration caught my eye (scroll a bit down and you will see the image). I thought it would be fun to recreate it, eventually in my own way. Personally, I find the Phoenix really interesting. A mystic fire bird, that never dies and which rises again from its own ashes. Whenever you see the Phoenix as illustrations, it has this air of freedom, fierceness and strength. But on to the sketches! First I used Mike's image as reference and I created this:
And what I like about studying new illustrations and techniques, is that after you used images as a reference, the lining you placed on paper to recreate the image is mixed with what you already know. And therefore you refine your own techniques. Ha! ^_^. But okay, I created my own Jean Grey Phoenix sketch. One of the sketches looks like this:
I drew this at the corner of a paper and I didn't realize that I liked the way this turned out ...after I stopped drawing. So I didn't have enough space to draw the entire Phoenix. Still in concept, but in the end I will create a larger watercolored version of this. But this is what I love the most; the rough sketching, to create something new. Oh! I also have some chibi versions in mind. Of course I will show you these as well.
Hope you liked this sneak peek of this different way of drawing. Lately, I sketch all my ideas in chibi style, because of the time issues I have hehe. I will definitely post more of this in the future (I have a bunch waiting already), but I have to get more familiar with it (practice, practice, practice). Stay tuned for the final version (which will come eventually...).