Jul 29, 2008
Jul 27, 2008
And when it comes to fashion it seems men have even less. So I looked for characters in the crowds of passersby and found very little that interested me. Still it was not all a loss, I drew and studied and really that's what I enjoyed the most at the end of the day.
Two hours of waiting, and you'd think I was only there for 45 minutes. Good times.
Jul 25, 2008
I've always liked the idea of the character but I know absolutely nothing about him. I was recommended a few books of his to read by Kenneth Robeson, but I've yet to find them. At any rate...this digital sketch took too many right turns for its own good and I ended up trying some graphic brush approach. There's usually a point where digitally a sketch either becomes a full painting or it manages to stay put. Considering I didn't shoot reference or have any idea where this was going...I guess you could say I hit a brick wall.
Whatever...would have rathered painted it traditionally.
Jul 17, 2008
I can't believe how much colored pencils make this so much more fun. Usually I'm just trying to solve value, composition and proportions which can be hard enough. For some reason though, adding this extra element doesn't seem any more taxing.
By the way, Jessie's ironing her own clothes. ;)
Jul 12, 2008
I say "Howdy" because nobody in Texas seems to say it anymore and that's where we spent the Fourth of July weekend. It was quite hot but the beauty of a golf cart (courtesy of Jessie's Uncle Scott) helped shade me and keep me from sweating to death over the 20 acres of lake front property. Lovely as the heat and sun was, I really appreciated swimming in water that wasn't going to throw me into a hypothermic fit. They had horses too and what I noticed mostly, is it's easier to draw something as difficult as a horse from far away as it forces you to make simpler decisions about shape. I don't dare post the close-ups.
Jessie and I went down to Golden Gardens in Ballard and caught the crowded beach scene and setting sun. Gouache was used but I had a heck of a time as it's harder to paint moving people than it is to sketch them in pencil and ink.
This is where Jessie's Uncle keeps the horses...just off the 4th hole of his golf course. Luckily nobody was playing through while I knocked this one out. The trees came out a bit too green...they should have had more red in them as it was around 4:00 pm. Oh well...let's blame it on sunstroke. :)
P.S. BTW thanks for the comments...it's nice to be able to experiment in front of a live digital audience.