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KevinR
08-12-2008, 10:58 PM
Hey everyone,

I started a sketch blog a little while back, in order to keep myself drawing as much as possible. I thought I would post a few of the better ones here. Some of these ideas I plan on developing further in the future. Most of the time when I decide to sketch something I either have a vague idea of what I want, or I just make a few marks on the paper and go from there.

-Kev

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s38/MaxGorilla/2008_07_07.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s38/MaxGorilla/2008_07_08.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s38/MaxGorilla/2008_07_09.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s38/MaxGorilla/2008_07_09_b.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s38/MaxGorilla/2008_07_10.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s38/MaxGorilla/2008_07_11.jpg

KevinR
08-12-2008, 10:59 PM
And here's a few more.

-Kev


http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s38/MaxGorilla/2008_07_15.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s38/MaxGorilla/2008_07_17.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s38/MaxGorilla/2008_07_21_b.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s38/MaxGorilla/2008_07_28.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s38/MaxGorilla/2008_07_28_b.jpg
http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s38/MaxGorilla/2008_08_05_a.jpg

gauravindian
08-12-2008, 11:03 PM
Sketches are looking good.

KevinR
08-12-2008, 11:59 PM
Sketches are looking good.

Thank you! :)

KevinR
09-12-2008, 10:36 PM
Hey everybody,

Here's a couple more sketches. I definitely want to paint these ones up, and possibly do more with the space cadet and his monkey companion, I really enjoyed drawing them.

-Kev

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s38/MaxGorilla/DailySketch_SpaceCadet_001.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s38/MaxGorilla/DailySketch_SpaceCadet_002.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s38/MaxGorilla/DailySketch_SpaceCadet_003.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s38/MaxGorilla/DailySketch_Rose.jpg

TobyArt
09-17-2008, 06:27 PM
Cool stuff, can't wait to see you start coloring some of these up! Really like the first and fourth monkey one. The two hover craft and rocket jet ones are great too. Keep it up!

NR43
09-18-2008, 11:13 AM
Lovely sketches.

Quite a few would indeed look great in color *hint hint*

TedNindo
09-18-2008, 01:22 PM
Really nice sketches. You already have a lot of details in them. Looking forward for more. And I would like to see some of them colored as well :D

KevinR
09-23-2008, 02:01 PM
Hey, Zyrinx, NR43 and TedNindo, thanks for the nice comments, much appreciated. I really, really want to paint these pics, and do more of them as well, but am super busy at the moment, so it will be a while before I can get around to it.

Glad you like them. :)

-Kev

Rabid1
09-24-2008, 04:13 PM
Cool stuff, i like the line work and interaction of te characters, they seem to be on very entertaining adventures. Do you always sketch in blue? Have you tried a non-photo blue pencil start, then go over it in a darker pencil or pen? That way you can really accentuate the best lines possible. Anyway, looking foward to more.... and color =)

KevinR
03-03-2009, 02:15 PM
Hey everybody,

It's been a while since I posted anything here, so here's a few new sketches.

The first two images here are colour versions of two of the previous sketches.

Kev

http://www.kevinrichter.com/wp-content/gallery/ArtVarious/SpaceCadet2.jpg

http://www.kevinrichter.com/wp-content/gallery/ArtVarious/SpaceCadet1.jpg


And now, more sketches:

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s38/MaxGorilla/2009_01_16_Wolverine.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s38/MaxGorilla/2009_01_27.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s38/MaxGorilla/2009_03_01_01.jpg

KevinR
03-03-2009, 02:16 PM
And some sketches from ConceptArt.org daily sketch challenges:

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s38/MaxGorilla/KevinRichter_DSG1455.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s38/MaxGorilla/KevinRichter_DSG1454.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s38/MaxGorilla/KevinRichter_DSG1450.jpg



A quick sketch in Painter:

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s38/MaxGorilla/2009_02_20_digitalSketch.jpg



And some life sketches of my boys, done with children's wax crayons:

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s38/MaxGorilla/2009_03_01_WaxCrayonSketch_01.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s38/MaxGorilla/2009_03_01_WaxCrayonSketch_02.jpg



And two sketches Sunday sketches with my four year old, I used his wax crayons for the first image, and his watercolours for the second image:

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s38/MaxGorilla/2009_02_22_WaxCrayonSketch.jpg

http://i148.photobucket.com/albums/s38/MaxGorilla/2009_02_08_WatercolorSketch.jpg

Rabid1
03-03-2009, 05:33 PM
Great updates..i love the CA sketches. We all ask for color...we get color ha! You are able to get great personality in your linework, and it seems like the faster you make something the more direct the lines are. Enjoying your work, thanks for sharing!

KevinR
03-03-2009, 09:50 PM
Thanks for the awesome words, Rabid1, I'm glad you like my work. :)

I do try as much as I can to keep the original energy from my sketches into the final artwork, so much tends to get lost in 'cleaning' things up. I love raw energy in illustration.

Kev

KevinR
05-30-2009, 11:49 PM
A little while ago I started 'Daily Character', where, as the name suggests, I draw a character every day. Usually a new character, new design etc etc. The idea is to keep drawing, and to draw what I love drawing the most, which is characters.

So here are a few selected characters. To see more you can find them on my sketch blog (http://kevsketch.blogspot.com).

Kev

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3557/3579084331_4823423dce.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3541/3573891039_393306513e_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3378/3572353367_9debed7bc4_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3610/3571686446_d350f31f58_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2422/3560459889_62b0f4bcb0_o.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2219/3556961914_f518be1909_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3381/3552923872_2c506b8a8b_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3310/3551750132_f719ff482c_o.jpg

KevinR
05-30-2009, 11:50 PM
And a few more:


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3661/3523035065_00428d2ecb_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3298/3522401988_78fdcd6baf_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3623/3509252097_e32413eb96_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3318/3499061170_1968f7bd12_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3340/3484714012_d907b9cb67_o.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3568/3480793505_c58fb5c035_o.jpg

arschgesicht
06-01-2009, 07:06 PM
i like it! cool cartoon characters with strong personality!

KevinR
06-01-2009, 10:36 PM
i like it! cool cartoon characters with strong personality!

Thank you, Arne, that's an awesome comment! :)

All the best,

Kev

KevinR
06-21-2009, 09:50 PM
Here's some more of my 'Daily Characters'.

Kev

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3663/3645326806_1c186cdf3d_o_d.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2428/3641867527_e7a54a5c03_o_d.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3661/3638814304_6a16e33162_o_d.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3589/3636912502_b5ec793a56_o_d.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3342/3633210015_4659a6bd8f_o_d.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3361/3628545863_8af275f7ca_o_d.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2436/3626009581_a0467ef356_o_d.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3416/3622605193_8c0312715c_o_d.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3302/3620062253_02ba63704e_o_d.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3417/3618173906_0393ca421b_o_d.jpg

KevinR
06-21-2009, 09:53 PM
And a few more:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2470/3611636241_14776a26b4_o_d.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3634/3607106925_107646db2b_o_d.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3563/3602120544_70e81d5c32_o_d.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3344/3596578366_c6d10c78b1_o_d.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3636/3593747558_0986faba82_o_d.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3388/3589904141_47613b7637_o_d.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3398/3585269653_34ecd365db_o_d.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3338/3583602030_da07336044_o_d.jpg

KristenH
06-21-2009, 10:29 PM
These are really enjoyable to look at. I especially like the stylization you have, it's all very consistent in each piece of work. :)

Are you planning on going into illustration? You'd be perfect for it. :) Or even concept art.

KevinR
06-21-2009, 10:45 PM
These are really enjoyable to look at. I especially like the stylization you have, it's all very consistent in each piece of work. :)

Are you planning on going into illustration? You'd be perfect for it. :) Or even concept art.

Hey, KristenH, thanks for the nice comments. I am a full time freelance artist, and do produce illustrations and concept art for a living, but I want to do MORE of it. I've worked professionally as more of a 3d artist for the last eight years, but have ALWAYS drawn, cartooned, illustrated, painted etc, and would prefer to do more 2d work than 3d work.

Kev

KristenH
06-21-2009, 10:58 PM
That's wonderful! I'm very glad you can do work that you enjoy making for a living. :)

KevinR
07-29-2009, 11:28 PM
It's been a long time since I last posted any of my 'Daily Character' images, so there's going to be quite a lot to post here.

A little while back I started producing my characters based on a weekly theme, so you might notice some consistency (at least in theme) through a range of about seven drawings. Themes that have been done so far have included 'Wild West', 'Sea/Ocean' and 'Insect Kids' to name a few.

Kev


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3659/3647462237_dab272cbe6_o_d.jpg

KevinR
07-29-2009, 11:31 PM
And some more:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3341/3654705657_01571acfb6_o_d.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3407/3657807689_6cc2c65bed_o_d.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3623/3658686269_25b931ee92_o_d.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2430/3661532173_12f7a022a5_o_d.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2453/3665835233_fd90b4f76b_o_d.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3305/3668693457_08effb3915_o_d.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2423/3671141941_efa2a9bfb9_o_d.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2457/3674979988_a82d47626f_o_d.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3563/3677141171_d87b866927_o_d.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2646/3681208288_9352f11b27_o_d.jpg

KevinR
07-29-2009, 11:34 PM
And some more again:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2529/3684262856_6aaaa95833_o_d.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3601/3688825579_4a33f5f043_o_d.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3624/3693681418_baee9ebc36_o_d.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3589/3692892421_f26fe4be06_o_d.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2512/3697973726_b827f0ff38_o_d.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3457/3699928597_7d8226b81d_o_d.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2488/3703902582_94f833ccff_o_d.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3477/3706513603_7300096753_o_d.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2626/3711317626_23bbe9d058_o_d.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2572/3714909710_7c4f7658ac_o_d.jpg

KevinR
07-29-2009, 11:39 PM
More of my Daily Characters:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2615/3716272490_0dbca3da33_o_d.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2474/3720483680_c7884f501a_o_d.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2550/3723820090_4a63dedf7d_o_d.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3475/3726464226_acba8b57f0_o_d.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3419/3729338736_5d414d2ba0_o_d.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2548/3733956467_06febae6af_o_d.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2464/3742784426_096a6ce0e4_o_d.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3509/3742784518_6d49cca24a_o_d.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3503/3744428432_2888bded85_o_d.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3480/3745099365_72393eca41_o_d.jpg

KevinR
07-29-2009, 11:41 PM
And this should be enough for now. I do still produce a new character every day, and I'm even thinking about starting a monthly theme. But I'll let you all know when or if that happens.

Kev

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2546/3748360149_268c3fc902_o_d.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2565/3751377015_c2ffc68d17_o_d.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2527/3760961975_2861b4093f_o_d.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2446/3762307892_3294a7a698_o_d.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3571/3763201817_6fec4cfc22_o_d.jpg

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2494/3765812874_20d910d757_o_d.jpg

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3507/3769279534_34463289c1_o_d.jpg

Rabid1
07-30-2009, 04:56 PM
Wonderful sketches Kev... lovely style and very consistent work. You obviously have the process down to a science...i would be interested to know your workflow for these. Also, i find it interesting how you draw the eyes of your characters...there are several noticable styles you employ depending on the char and situation...each eye-style gives a different feeling to the sketch. It wouldn't be too hard to put a book together full of your sketches...i have purchased several "sketchbooks" by artists who just compile their work and do cheap publishing deals. Your style and consistnecy would be perfect for that kind of a treatment. Anyway keep up the good work.

KevinR
07-30-2009, 11:44 PM
Hey, Zach, thank you so much for the awesome comments, it really is appreciated. As to having this 'down to a science', well I'm not too sure about that, 'wingin it' comes to mind rather. :)

But seriously though, I do put a lot of thought in to my drawings, even if it's an idea that has sprung up literally as I start sketching. There are certain things I like doing, and certain things a would rather not do, in the poses of the characters, their expressions, things like that. I try to avoid stock-standard, obvious poses, and really try to bring 'character' out in the characters I am drawing. So things like the eyes, that you mentioned, do get some serious thought, and I tend to focus around this area first when I start drawing. Sometimes a pose itself can lead to a characters expression and so on, but most of the time, for me, the characters body type and pose is an extension of the 'character' conveyed in the face. If this all makes sense.

I have actually been thinking about a sketch book, but will wait a bit longer until I have more work that I can select from. I would also like to have a more coherent theme to a collection of images.

Thanks again,

Kev

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