Saturday, 8 October 2011

Mis-Mash, Monster Mash (Part Two)

Hey you guys!

My scanner is working again!! YAYIE! So, i thought i better get the other half of the last post scanned in and blogged for your viewing pleasure. :)
So, here we go...

The life drawings are all drawn in charcoal and are 30-40 minute poses.
    As i can not get out as much as i would like, due to my recovery, i have referenced a model from I kept strictly to the time limit and treated it just like a real life class.... It's a good substitute when your too poorly to get out the house, but want to keep up with you anatomy studies! :)

The next 3 images are from my sketch book. There is a sheepdog (Or as i call them "Sasha" dog's, after my own pet sheepdog). Drawn lightly with pencil then inked in with a nib and ink washes. I doodled this from the top of my head, just for fun. Iv used Photoshop to add a block of tone behind the dog, to make the image stand out a bit more.
Next is the last bunny who sadly didn't get scanned in from the last post. Drawn from life at the pet shop in pen, pencil and Pro -Marker.
The last image was drawn with a nib and ink with watered down brush washes at Disney land in California. It's the ride "Tower of Terror" (The writing on the building is supposed to be wonky) ;)
I drew this in the Californian sunshine, whilst in line for the ride.

OK, this is all i am going to share for now. I have more to show, but am saving them for my new book (which i'm currently putting together). To see them, i'm afraid you will have to wait until my book comes out in November. It will go on sale for the first time at CTNx. After the show it will be available to buy here on my blog. I will have more details closer to the time. Thank you so much for every one who has shown interest in it. I am very excited about its potential and really hope it will go down well with all you guys out there in the real world :)

I must also say a huuuuuge thank you to every one who has been in touch in regards to my jaw and recovery. Its really uplifting to see how many of you care and is very encouraging in helping me get back to work. Thank you!! I am so incredibly grateful to all of you and really appreciate all your thoughts, prayers and lots of love.
As for my recovery, its very painful and slow, and i must admit, it can be really tough to keep focused on my artwork whilst in so much pain.... but like i have said before, i'm a tough cookie and it will take a lot more than a broken jaw to make me crumble! Mu ha ha haaaa!! :P
On a serous note tho, I will be going back to hospital this week for more treatment, so fingers crossed this will help with the pain.

I am so happy for all of the support you guys give me. Getting stuck into my art helps take the focus off the pain im in. I love what i do and get so much enjoyment out of it, and its a really wonderful feeling to be able to share what i do with others and get so much positive feedback back. :D
Iv got a few other tricks up my sleeve which i will be sharing with you in the near future. Once my book is all complete, i'll reveal more.... So, watch this space :P

Alrighty, time for me to bust a groove, so i will love you all and leave you for now.
Like always, a massive thank you to all of you for the support.
Your love keeps my little blog alive. :')
I'll be back soon,
Bye for now and God Bless,



Malgorzata Arska said...

omg you gonna sell your artbook at ctn expo ???
that's so great ! I must have one :)
It's going to be my first ctn expo and first time in california so I am so excited :D

Paj said...

Hi Tori,

I've been following your Blog for a little while now, so I thought I'd say hi and also say how much I love your work. It's got such a beautiful charm to it all! It's wonderful! So keep up the good work and I hope the jaw stops stinging soon!

Oh, and 'Hi!' :)

Floriaan den Hoed said...

Love that dog! Really cool.

Gillibean said...


Heather Dixon said...

Holy crumbs, your stuff is awesome!! So glad to connect w/you! (Also: Tower of Terror. I love that ride & I love this picture.)

I spent a long time perusing the blog, but I spent even more time playing with the hamster at the side. By now it should be the fattest hamster in the world.

Brandon said...

Great drawings and inspiration. Thanks for sharing your life and your art. Hope your jaw is better!

Nicola Coppack said...

Hey Tori! Goorgeous life drawings and i absolutely love the dog hes so cute! thx for the comments on my blog and i hope you're mending well =)

Stunning work as always and good luck with your ctna expo! =p

Darnell said...

Hey Tori! Thanks for dropping by my blog! Your work is awesome! The work you did for Rio is great!

Jampix said...

Hi Tori love your posts!
Also great to see your healing well.
All the best and maybe speak soon :)
Very best! JP :)

L ROSSI said...

Cracking life drawing - what impresses me most I think are the proportions and sense of volume - nice!
Hope all goes well at the Docs!

Ibrahim Khan said...

you always have looking good looking posts, hope to see more when you've recovered from the surgery. :)

Marco Bucci said...

Hey - thanks so much for the kind comments! Awesome work you have here too! I love the quality of your drawings...really inspiring! All the best this Halloween season :)

Marcos B. Alvarado said...

Great work! My favorite is the tower of terror, great composition.

Your blog also has some really good visual development work! I really like the favela drawings.

Timothy Chan said...

Hey Tori!
Thanks for stopping by my blog!
Just checked out your blog and my mind is blown!
You've been to so many studios!!
Keep up the excellent work!

"TORI CAT" said...

Hey every one!!

Thanks for all your kind words! :D
I'll personally write back to you all as soon as i have a spare minute or ten! :D
But for now, heres a big squishy hug, in appreciation for all your awesome comments :)

Bye for now!

TCat.x :P

Mike Zhang said...

Hey Tori,

Thanks for posting on my blog! Wow these sketchbook drawings and layouts underneath are amazing, good luck with your jaw and everything!

Frankie Swan said...

incredible as always tori.
im getting that book!

Nicholas Hong said...

Beautiful life drawings!

C.Deboda said...

Hey Tori, thanks for the recent visit and such nice comments! Great sketchbook pages here as well. And I'll also need to pick your brain on doing layouts some time too. :)

Hope your recovery is improving and on the upswing.

"TORI CAT" said...

Cor Blimey, iv got a lot of replies to start to start scribbling.... But at 1:30am, i need to call it a night, my eyes are so heavy!! Very busy with completing my book in time for CTNx, And also still very sore and recovering very slowly form my surgery.... so as you might guess, i haven't got any free time at the mo.
I'll certainly make sure to leave reply to all you lovely lots here, before i make my next post!!
In the mean time, here is a big, hug and thankyou to all of you for the really kind comments.... "GROUP HUG!!" :P
Thanks again and will be in touch very soon.... you are not forgotten!!

Jampix said...

Lovely stuff Tori I'm particular impressed with your rabbit drawing :)
I hope your well