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Human skull by simonh4 Human skull :iconsimonh4:simonh4 2 0 Human skull by simonh4 Human skull :iconsimonh4:simonh4 1 0 Vampire bat skull, take #2 by simonh4 Vampire bat skull, take #2 :iconsimonh4:simonh4 2 0 Unfinished skull by simonh4 Unfinished skull :iconsimonh4:simonh4 2 0 Apparel design illustration explorations by simonh4 Apparel design illustration explorations :iconsimonh4:simonh4 0 0 Apparel design illustration explorations by simonh4 Apparel design illustration explorations :iconsimonh4:simonh4 1 0 Corvus Corax skull by simonh4 Corvus Corax skull :iconsimonh4:simonh4 0 0 Is this thing on? by simonh4 Is this thing on? :iconsimonh4:simonh4 2 0 Inktober 2017 by simonh4 Inktober 2017 :iconsimonh4:simonh4 1 0 Inktober 2016 by simonh4 Inktober 2016 :iconsimonh4:simonh4 0 0 Color glitch textures by simonh4 Color glitch textures :iconsimonh4:simonh4 5 0 Black ink washes vol. 02 by simonh4 Black ink washes vol. 02 :iconsimonh4:simonh4 0 0 Introducing the CMYK/RGB texture pack! by simonh4 Introducing the CMYK/RGB texture pack! :iconsimonh4:simonh4 1 0 TV noise textures by simonh4 TV noise textures :iconsimonh4:simonh4 18 0 Photocopy noise textures - 2017 update! by simonh4 Photocopy noise textures - 2017 update! :iconsimonh4:simonh4 17 0 Hand-drawn vector map patterns by simonh4 Hand-drawn vector map patterns :iconsimonh4:simonh4 0 0

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Vectors by Beschaulichkeit Vectors :iconbeschaulichkeit:Beschaulichkeit 3 0 Wardens by Danarogon-AP Wardens :icondanarogon-ap:Danarogon-AP 1,400 80 banksy x tmnt by m7781 banksy x tmnt :iconm7781:m7781 132 21 San Diego Comic Con Hot Rod Print by PaulRomanMartinez San Diego Comic Con Hot Rod Print :iconpaulromanmartinez:PaulRomanMartinez 38 1 Tesla Industries Electrified Ammunition Box Cover by PaulRomanMartinez Tesla Industries Electrified Ammunition Box Cover :iconpaulromanmartinez:PaulRomanMartinez 29 2 Tesla Science Magazine Cover Fallout 4 by PaulRomanMartinez Tesla Science Magazine Cover Fallout 4 :iconpaulromanmartinez:PaulRomanMartinez 93 3 Post Apocalypse by ardian-syaf Post Apocalypse :iconardian-syaf:ardian-syaf 113 4 Bat Villains by ardian-syaf Bat Villains :iconardian-syaf:ardian-syaf 328 25 LEGION SNIPER by 22zddr LEGION SNIPER :icon22zddr:22zddr 854 55 Pokemon Go by QuilesART Pokemon Go :iconquilesart:QuilesART 178 6 PORTRAITS by QuilesART PORTRAITS :iconquilesart:QuilesART 137 4 Social Media by QuilesART Social Media :iconquilesart:QuilesART 194 7 New Mafia by QuilesART New Mafia :iconquilesart:QuilesART 114 9 Toy Store by QuilesART
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Toy Store :iconquilesart:QuilesART 183 13
Facehugger by QuilesART Facehugger :iconquilesart:QuilesART 187 16 Daily Paint 2002# Sealgull by Cryptid-Creations Daily Paint 2002# Sealgull :iconcryptid-creations:Cryptid-Creations 6,812 190
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Simon H.
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Designer, photographer, blogger, husband. USofA, France.

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Human skull
Well, using the same base line work than the unfinished skull from a week ago, I did this.

The "zone hatching" technique is interesting, and certainly to be explored more I think in future pieces, but it still leads me to a "hatch all the things" vibe, which I want to go away from a bit more.

You can see the piece up close in the attachments, along with a quick gif showcasing some of the progress I posted along the way on instagram.

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Human skull
I'm happy with this one. I managed a shading approach that isn't "cross hatch all the things!", to leave open areas for the shapes to breathe, and to be more readable. The goal for the next pieces is to make the direction of the shading more in line with the volumes of the piece. I feel like there are still areas that feel a bit flat.
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Vampire bat skull, take #2
Here's another revisit: the vampire bat skull I drew almost six years ago. At the time, I received some incredible feedback from the ever so talented Justin Kammerer, also known as Angryblue. He reminded me that drawing is about using lines to show where light meets shadows, and he sent me an edited version of my original drawing with more space left open for light areas. Taking this to heart, and still annoyed by that unfinished skull I posted earlier this week, I decided to go ahead and actually draw the highlights to refrain myself from cross-hatching all the things. I think it works better, even if the hatching has a looser quality to it than the first time around.
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Unfinished skull
This old piece ended up unfinished. I hit a block in the road, and grew very unhappy with my shading technique. I might have to revisit my line work, and apply some other approach to it. The volume/light rendition right around the area where the eye socket meets the nose opening is satisfying, but overall the image is too dark.
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Apparel design illustration explorations
These two illustrations, which ended up not being used, were done as explorations for an apparel design project for one of my favorite restaurants in Cleveland: Toast. Each were drawn using stock imagery as a reference. The second one features a second color as shading.
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Apparel design illustration explorations
These two illustrations, which ended up not being used, were done as explorations for an apparel design project for one of my favorite restaurants in Cleveland: Toast. Each were drawn using stock imagery as a reference. The first piece wasn't even shaded, just line work.
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Corvus Corax skull
A long time ago, I drew another common raven skull. I decided to revisit with a different reference, and an update to my shading technique.

"The common raven (Corvus corax), also known as the northern raven, is a large all-black passerine bird. Found across the Northern Hemisphere, it is the most widely distributed of all corvids."

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Inktober 2017
My 2nd #Inktober entries. The drawings are done on letter-sized printer paper sheets in pencil, & inked with a Pentel Sign pen, and/or with a Pentel brush pen.

See the pieces closer on Dribbble.
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Inktober 2016
My first #Inktober participation. The drawings are done on letter-sized printer paper sheets in pencil, & inked with a Pentel Sign pen. See it more in details over on Dribbble.
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StephanePellennec Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2018
Hello!

Thanks for the :+devwatch:
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AlexOzzizo Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2017
Dr2 by AlexOzzizo  
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JoBeeOne Featured By Owner May 31, 2017  Professional Artist
Just reread your grunging tute on Go Media - still a great tute!
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simonh4 Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2017  Professional General Artist
Ah thank you! Which one was it (out of curiosity)?
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JoBeeOne Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2017  Professional Artist
Sorry for the late reply - the one with the zeppelin in it :)
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simonh4 Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2017  Professional General Artist
Oh man, that's a deep cut! I've written quite a few more since :-) See simonh4.deviantart.com/gallery… for more information.
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Ankredible Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Professional
:iconyoyosorryplz: Sorry ... I'm so late:iconyoyocriesplz:
:iconcuteyoyoplz:Thanks for the FAV:iconyoyobowplz:
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simonh4 Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2015  Professional General Artist
My pleasure!
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atalaya Featured By Owner May 25, 2012
Thank you for the favorites :)
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