If I could only do one thing for the rest of my life, it would be drawing. At the root of everything I do, there is a drawing. Drawing is always my first step with any creative project, so below, I have put together a vast array of my artwork. You will find drawings from every stage: from the brain scratching stage where I sketch an idea on a placemat to a full fledged illustration stage where I draw in Flash. I have decided to show my work from every stage so you can get a sense of how I think as an artist. I hope you enjoy and you appreciate the work, thanks!
1930’s themed story idea.
Vote for him!
My “Wind in the Willows”-inspired frog.
Still-life of child’s toy. Oil on canvas.
A panel showing the motivations behind violent behavior exhibited from at-risk youth. Upcoming project for UNICEF.
Peer pressure experienced by the at-risk youth on a daily basis.
A concept drawing of an alien fighter ship for an upcoming steam punk-inspired PC game.
A concept drawing of a drone for an upcoming steam punk-inspired PC game.
Character design, digital.
Goofy self-portrait. Charcoal on butcher paper. Exhibited at the Washington County Museum of Fine Art in 2012.
Life study. 2 hour pose. Oil on canvas.
A trex illustrating the idea of taking small bites. Illustrated using Photoshop CS5 and various digital brushes.
I’m referencing my drawing of Glory I did in Flash for this latest model. When modeling something, it’s crucial to make your model straight instead of posed so that rigging, aka adding the bones/skeleton, later on won’t be a challenge. Just like with everything in life, it’s important, when modeling, to be flexible and allow for things to evolve.
Talking with the students inspired me to come of with this character design during my workshop. A student was talking about how cool a space-aged cowboy would look and I began to interpret his idea into my sketchbook.
Experiment with light and shadow. Digital painting.
Lulu Character Design
Steampunk concept sketch for video game
Illustration for series of cards. Digital illustration.
This is an over exaggeration of how Glory eats. She always wolfs down her dinner. It’s pretty hilarious!
Figure study from a life drawing group I attend every month.
Would you like to watch me draw? From time to time I’ll go live on my livestream. If you have any questions about my work, or want to talk about anything art related like animation, feel free to stop by. http://www.livestream.com/digicrayon Want to know when I go live? Be sure to follow me on Twitter and “Like” my Facebook art page to tune in. https://www.facebook.com/DorothyGroesbeckArt https://twitter.com/DorothyGbeck