Wednesday, April 30, 2008

More You can Draw Star Wars Pieces

I am just really loving going onto the Star Wars Learn to Draw site. I know it is for kids, but I am getting a lot out of it. I had forgotten how just using basic shapes makes things so much easier to map things out, whether it is features or figures I am getting a lot out of it.

I have just fallen for the cute style of KATIE COOK, she has fast become one of my favorite artists. I got to meet her at the 07 San Diego Comic Con, completely by chance, I was walking through Artists Alley and she was nice enough to do a sketch for my new born son. (I will have to post a pic of that later). Anyway, I just love here style and I did one of her Leia sketches here:

Monday, April 28, 2008

From past sketch session

These are sketches from some drawing sessions I went to in Glendale. It was on Central Ave and called "The Atelier", I don't know if they are still around, since I moved I can't stay in Glendale late after work. I had a great time there though. I really found that you can't just pick up a pencil and perform like you used to when you haven't sketched in years.

Even though my first session was a frustrating disappointment, my following session yielded some nice stuff that really surprised me. I am looking at going to the Drawing Club for the monthly long pose sessions to get back into the habit of figure drawing. Some of my favorate blogs to read are either from the Club itself or people that attend. I can't wait.

Friday, April 25, 2008

Star Wars Caricatures

I was cruzing around on the art blogs and came across Tom Richmond's Caricature tutorial about the "5 Shapes" via and got the bug to try some of the rules on some Star Wars characters. My first attempt is below.

Darth Vader 1

Darth Vader 2

Jango Fett

Clone Trooper

Drawing Star Wars

I caught on of Matt Busch's "drawing Star Wars" episodes and I was hooked. I watched them all and I checked the book out of the Library and I am so glad I did. I have been so inspired to get back into drawing. I started with out doing about a sketch a day.

I am trying not to get to ahead of myself, cause if there is one thing I understand better now than when I was an art student, is that you need to develop skills and build on those skills. Here are some of my latest sketches.