Jul 31 2010

#139 – Branching out


This is the evolution of another little graphic idea for the web (commissioned by the lovely Mrs. Sketch 365).  And yes, I realize I’m pandering to my female readers with my recent posts of flowery branches, muscular shirtless men, and of course, Vanilla Ice.

[Comments and critique always welcome]

Jul 30 2010

#138 – Army men

Army man 1

Army man 2

For some reason I was neglecting charcoal in the past month or so.  But getting back to it yesterday and today has been good.  It really forces you to draw in a totally different way, and I love that.  Here are a couple different angles from another figure drawing workshop.

[Comments and critique always welcome]

Jul 29 2010

#137 – To The Extreme

The sensitive MC1) Go to figure drawing workshop.
2) Draw five-minute head sketch from model.
3) Realize drawing looks kind of like the legendary Robert Van Winkle.
4) Complete the effect with stylish fade lines in hair.
5) Auction masterpiece for millions.

P.S. I’d like to believe that Robert Van Winkle is a household name for anyone reading this.  But just in case…

[Comments and critique — and opening bids — always welcome]

Jul 28 2010

#136 – Let me hear you say…

Bananas“This sketch! is bananas! B-A-N-A-N-A-S!”

(This reference! is archaic! And-to-an-atrocious-song!)

[Comments and critique always welcome]

Jul 27 2010

#135 – Look sharp!

SharpenerAnother “grab-the-nearest-object” sketch.  This little thing has been instrumental to almost all of the prismacolor pencil drawings on this site.  In fact, this drawing itself was done with a prisma pencil, so I actually had to use this sharpener while drawing it.  Hey, I should have drawn the actual pencil inside it.  And then me holding that pencil in my hand.  And then my actual pencil drawing my own hand.  And then, inevitably, this.

[Comments and critique always welcome]

Jul 26 2010

#134 – Celestial mechanics


If you’ll permit me one more post of these: here are a couple more storyboard frames from my work project.  Of course, these only barely qualify as sketches.  But since I was focused on doing a bunch of these today, I figured I’d grab a couple to post.

[Comments and critique always welcome]

Jul 25 2010

#133 – The face of neuroscience

NeuroscientistI know someone who’s going to be huge in brain resarch.  And I’ll always be able to say, “I knew her when…”

[Comments and critique always welcome]

Jul 24 2010

#132 – Avian assembly

Bird sketchesI was just messing around this evening and did this quick page of icon ideas.  I think I like the bottom two elements best, as well as the far right one.  Of course, I realize now that I should have done one of these to go with it.

[Comments and critique always welcome]

Jul 23 2010

#131 – Laura Linear

Straight linesTried something different with this one — drawing only with straight lines.  Kind of an interesting method; I think I’ll try it again in the future.

[Comments and critique always welcome]

Jul 22 2010

#130 – Workday wipeaway

MargaritaAnother lazy glassware sketch — but hey, good old reliable Mijares happy hour always does the trick.  Only problem here: the quick and sloppy attempt at salt on the rim looks more like dangerously broken glass.  Drink up!

[Comments and critique always welcome]