Pushing forward, through war, strife, and life—to far-flung frontiers and to those closer to home; struggle, the terrors of it, and the rewards one can reap from it: Ray Toh brings it all to us in his brooding, action-packed, majestic works.
Stargazer. This was a composition exercise I started many months back, however I’ve been super busy and didn’t get around to putting the finishing touches on it until now!
I was reading the wonderful Creative Illustration by Andrew Loomis (out of print, but free pdfs available online) and he has a great section about informal subdivision as a compositional tool. Informal subdivision is a process Loomis created where you divide your image space unequally (and somewhat randomly!) by drawing a series of horizontal, vertical, and diagonal lines, following some certain rules. Then you use those lines to suggest a composition for whatever subject you’re drawing.
You can see the subdivision I created above & overlaid with the final. Instructions on how to do this & further process are on my blog! Try your own!
Hopefully this is handy for a few folks.
It is a miracle I have people who want to talk to me on a daily basis.
Always love me some hands : D
I always feel good when my professor tells me I draw really expressive hands = u =
Ray Bradbury Japanese version
The illustrated man / The Martian chronicles / S is for space / Dark carnival