Thursday, November 22, 2007
I only have a few to upload as it's been a pretty crazy week!
One of these I'm fairly pleased with, the other,...well,...not so much.
I think this is one of the best parts of photographing my work in that, there are times I'm really happy with a sketch as I'm finishing it, then I look back later at the photo and can see a ton of room for improvement.
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Saturday, November 17, 2007
I'm calling this one done for now. The nice thing about digital work is that it's never REALLY done. I'm sure it'll get a few tweaks here and there...but for the most part...it's done!
Over all, I'm pretty happy with this one. I at the very least learned a few things from this piece.
Monday, November 12, 2007
One of the things that I'm not so comfortable with is coming up with new body situations on the spot...as evidenced by my second soccer(English football) body in just a week. Even worse, the girl who wanted a body but had no idea what she wanted to be doing. "Just draw me on a trampoline" she says. Simple enough...what a lame sketch! I'm fine at all the usual stuff...sports, hobbies and other things that Ive drawn a million times. I need to work on some different poses.
Sunday, November 11, 2007
I started this blog in an effort to force myself to try some different things. It dawned on me a while back that I've been doing caricatures for almost 20 years(or more???) and all I could really do was front face caricature. I'm really trying to do some three quarter views, as I think you can see so much more information about the face from this angle...but I am having SUCH a hard time with it. It's one thing to know a theory about how and why something works, the APPLICATION of that theory,...well, that can be an entirely different animal!
I did a gig yesterday with some great friends, and really talented artists here in Tampa. I only had a hand full of sketches that I liked, but what I'm happiest about is that I kept trying the different approaches even though I was uncomfortable doing them. For me, it's very difficult to try new things in public. I guess I've been doing this long enough that I don't want to look like I dont know what I'm doing. It's really hard to break out of that comfort zone for me.
These are some of the sketches from yesterday.