Enjoy... i hope you like it. I don't know what to say today so just ponder things, relax and have a good time.
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
I've been negligent about this blog... mostly because i've been negligent about my art. With nothing new done, nothing new to put up.
But i started reading this book, aptly named "Art & Fear" and it got me thinking. I used to be more free, experimental about my work. I would "doodle" across any surface. Filling books up with pictures i would see in magazines or think up in my head. I'd try every color combination i could think of. I'd even repeat the same posing over and over trying to get it just right. On top of all this i would write, anything everything. Thoughts ideas, even recipes.
Somehow i lost that. I started thinking more, this is got to be good enough for a portfolio, a reel, an example of my best work, and so the thought of drawing was no longer exciting. I didn't want to try anything because i was scared it would fail. And i've decided to stop that. I will draw, all the time. I will experiment, all the time. And you will see the results here. this was done a couple of days ago. i have already started a new one. I hope you enjoy.
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Thursday, April 24, 2008
These 2 pieces were drawn at the last Drawing class i went to. There was something samey about her poses so i took that time to try to define her form a bit better. As you can see i usually avoid faces as i have a tendency to make them look flat and the also samey. But again something else to work on. Funny how starting a blog makes you more aware of what needs to be done to improve your art, than probably art school/class alone does. I guess like a journal, where you write down your thoughts and thus go more into them, a blog forces you to show your work and thus justify or not justify them.
Either way, off to Philly today on a day trip, so you may get a quick pic of the Frida Kahlo exhibit i am off to see, and maybe some local renditions of her work by your truly.
Friday, April 18, 2008
A couple of weeks ago i posted a picture based off a photograph that i enjoyed in a magazine. I have since then purchased more magazines of that same type and produced first a quick color study of one of them... such as the pic on the left, and then last night i decided to tackle a slightly more complicated pose with the pic in the right. I also decided to practice the rendering techniques that many years of HS/College drawing classes taught me and emphasized in me. I hope it meets with everyone's tastes, but if it doesn't well...... tough. I enjoyed making and showing these two pieces. And you'll probably see more in this vein in the weeks to come.
Ps: I'm very proud of the way the feet and hands came out on the right. They're not perfect, but they're definitely better than what i would usually tackle. I'm thinking of doing a series of feet drawings, since they are so hard to do. Practice, practice, practice makes perfect!
Saturday, April 5, 2008
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Just to throw you all a curve ball and post up something that isn't just a sketch or drawing class. I drew this up last friday sitting on the bed watching bad tv. It's from a photograph, so i had to fudge some details, but it is 100% hand drawn and colored. The only thing computer generated is comping the scans together since it was drawn on 12x16 and my scanner doesn't see past 9x12. let me know what you think.
Sunday, March 2, 2008
So these are the drawings from last the last class. I really liked how the last one came out, so I'm posting it up. I started to fall asleep because of over stress and had to go early. Thank god at least one came out good. Hope you all like.
Thursday, February 21, 2008
So I've been working on this concept of a witch... mostly because i played a horrible game called "Bullet Witch" and thought i could do better. And after a couple of weeks of working out her mechanisms, clothing, hair, face, and some of her background, this is what i have. I still need to finalize her pose, color, and some details, but i wanted to give you a preview. When she is complete i will have full drawings as well as schematics on controller functions and detailed history. I challenge you to take an idea that sounded promising (which they screwed up) and redo it yourself for the better. It's Fun!!!
PS her movements will be based a bit on the Gun Katas of Equilibrium... which if you haven't seen, you're missing out!
Tuesday, February 19, 2008
Friday, February 15, 2008
Just to give you a comparison of my drawings from class last year and this year. Please feel free to compare and contrast with at least 2 points from each side and in 50 words or more. Really lay into me, if needed.
Either way, hope you enjoy.
Monday, February 11, 2008
This model was very difficult for me to draw, mostly because i hadn't done figure drawing in many months, but also because her proportions were not traditional, so they made all my figures look badly drawn. This, though, was the only drawing that came out ok, and that i like.
Thursday, February 7, 2008
I drew this a while ago while watching VH1 Classic. I think its Blondie, but i never really wrote down her name. She had a couple of moments in the video where she had these weird proportions and i made them more apparent. Also i did this without ever realizing (or forgetting) that i could pause the video and get a more accurate picture. Go figure!
Monday, February 4, 2008
My first drawing based on the images at the cloisters. Granted watching the History Channel's "Sex in the BIble" last night help with all the religious images throughout the ages that they showed. By the by she will be colored, so you'll se her again. Enjoy.
Friday, February 1, 2008
To go with my last post. This is one of the statues that I sketched out while enjoying myself there. Soon (hopefully) i will have my own Graven Images to post that are inspired by what I saw. I am currently working on them now.
Tuesday, January 29, 2008
Saturday, January 5, 2008
Here's hoping your new year started off with a Bang! And that there are many more where that came from in the year to come. Hope you all enjoyed new years eve, and hopefully we will all see more of each other soon. By the way i actually finished this piece the day before the holiday, but i didn't get a chance to post it until now. Hope you like it!