As an illustrator most of my time is spent drawing relatively cute and pretty pictures aimed to appease conservative publishers and appeal to a young market. Thus, my private sketchbook is a haven to unfetter my brain on paper... (If you are looking for my usual work in children's literature, check out my regular blog at http://benredlich.blogspot.com/)
...That's not her in the top-left, that's a sketch of a puppet I made recently.
Spot the odd one out. A few of the sketchers posed with fake moustaches (Movember), this was one of them. And the sketch to the left of him was drawn with my right hand. I'm a southpaw usually.
This next costume was pretty busy, so it was hard to get all that detail down...
...Sometimes the costumes are a little too elaborate for such short sessions. 15 minutes is a good length of time though...
The lighting was really good tonight, so I took advantage of the shadows and highlights. I was pleased with how this one turned out. Ms Fontaine liked it too, so I got a lovely prize for it, this poster:
(Photo by Kahlia Litzow)
...It'll go nicely on my studio wall next to my Elvgren ladies!