3.04.2008

pet the sharks

This may or may not be entirely working but...eh I'll find out soon enough. I don't know what it means yet, it was fun to create though. (Beasts with pointy teeth and ladies is an under appreciated genre.). I think I'm getting faster...



And a sketch just because it was fun to draw....I think she inspired the above piece.

6 comments:

nathalie said...

that last sketch is really awesome. i'm so in love with the eyes.

Ray Jones said...

Thanks Nat!

Sam Bosma said...

These are really awesome. I love that shark piece, especially the girl's fingers and how crazy those sharks look. Sharks are one of my default things to draw when I want to do something fun because they're so weird looking and so iconic, you can just play with anything inside that silhouette and it'll still read as a shark. The only criticism I have is that maybe the gradient on her fingers could be a little softer...think Tomer Hanuka and you've got my meaning. Real nice piece.

Ray Jones said...

Thanks for commenting Sam! And I agree. I'll be toning the hands down a little sometime soon, and maybe adding some more elements to the piece (reflective lights or more texture). Sharks are pretty amazing, it's been awhile since I've drawn one.. especially one that isn't hidden in my sketchbook.

Adam Douglas said...

loving the last sketch, you should totally do something with it!

and the eyes of the shark for some reason just doesnt seem right to me, hm, must just be me.

Ray Jones said...

Hey Adam! Thanks! Yeeeah those eyes could be a little strange. The beast on the bottom left is more eel then shark if you meant that one, but I forgot to mention that earlier. The cropping hides it a bit.