Tag Archives: sketch

Stock Photo Portrait #2

I’m much less happy with this one than the first one, but I’m going to stick to this, through good and bad. This is number 2. Maybe if they keep not going well, it’ll just prompt me to do more of them to get better.

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Abstract Sketch

To see a lot of forthcoming sketch work, WIPs and finished work, follow me on Instagram @michaelscottmurphy.

abstract sketch

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Stock photo portrait #1

I’m going to take a stab at doing a portrait a week, using a randomly selected stock photo from a Google search. The goal is to get more practice in drawing, and to practice sketching with Microns, not using any pencil to start. Here is the first one.

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A little while ago I posted a digital comp sketch image. Here’s a snippet of the hand drawn progress of this piece.

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digital comp sketching

Decided to try a new approach to developing ideas for illustrations I want to do. I’m going to do digital comps using reference photos, color, and some light photoshop work to get my idea solidified before I even start drawing. I feel like this may make the “blank canvas” a little less daunting when it comes time to actually start drawing. Here’s a teaser of what I’ve got working. I’m planning on taking my time with this one, and with trying to balance work and family life ahead of personal artwork, it will likely be some time before this piece is finished. Fingers crossed that I get to the finish line though.


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9.28.10 Tear

Another Harmony sketch.

Media: Harmony Procedural Drawing Tool

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06.28.2010 Back to Basics: Tin Man

No digital touch ups on this one. All pencil drawing. more to come. I have an oil painting in progress of the yellow brick road leading to the Emerald City.

Media: Pencil

© 2010 Michael Scott Murphy

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11.12.09 female sketch

Just sketching folks….just sketching.  It’s like exercising for drawlers.  and I’m WAY out of shape. Certain areas of line work are really working well for me in this one, though.

Media: Pencil

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