Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Oh the colors children

So here are some sketches...the top are some character designs for fun...the rest are color studies...which were not as fun until the end.
Color is the final step for me...and quite frankly...I would rather just draw. I guess I am lazy like that...but I also feel like I would rather be a master draughtsman than anything else.
Anyway, the middle is colored pencil...which I actually like to work with...it took about 30 minutes...I was trying to be really loose.
The bottom is water color from the tube. I like this too...and it is actually more forgiving than I thought it would be.
I will probably take the bottom shrek-like character and try to flesh it out with colored pencil and ink...I wanted to scan and post this version just to see the difference.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Another one...

Alright...so this is the second week of the same pose done in the open drawing workshop...the other one can be seen below in red pen. This one took 3 hours. Sorry about the bad photo/lighting...I may reshoot and post it later...Enjoy!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Having some fun...

Alright...so here are some more sketches. The top is of a guy who studies at Studio 2nd Street with us...his name is Mike, and he works for "Topps" creating trading cards of athletes. He is a really good artist...and enormous. He was posing for us this last friday the 13th...it was our open sketch night at the school. People who attend have the option of posing for 20 minutes...that thing in his hand is a digital timer. I am glad he posed, it was fun to draw him.

The next is some random sketches...and the last is of a model that we had in the uninstructed workshop night...it was a three hour session, but the first drawing was a disaster for me, so this one is about an hour and a half...just going straight in with pen.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Land of Scot

Here is a caricature of the legendary Scotland Barnes. We used to work together at Blockland, and now we go to school together. He is a really talented storyboard artist/cartoonist...check out his work here: http://scotlanddbarnes.blogspot.com/

Anyway, this is a sketch from memory, so I am not sure how accurate it is. I think I drew the jacket wrong. Scotland is really knowledgeable on historic artifacts and memorabilia and such...he was telling me all about his jacket once, but the whole time he was talking about it all I could think was, "I wonder when he is going to make some really outlandish comment." Shortly there after he put on that cheese-ball grin of his and started accusing me of being a womanizer, and how nobody can ever get me to shut up...he never lets me down.

That is probably the thing that I find most entertaining with Scotland...he takes the things that we are all either consciously or subconsciously thinking of saying, whether it is true or not, and actually says them...and they are usually at the most inopportune times like, in a movie theater or at a funeral...just to see what happens. I am too shy for some of the stuff he pulls, so I really admire it...and it is pretty hilarious too.

So there you have it...and if I did screw up on the jacket, I'm sure I'll hear all about it in class.