Monday, June 30, 2008

Lunchtime 15 minute Batman Sketch

It seems I am going through a Batman phase. I really love the opportunity to work with suck good darks and lights. He is such a gothic figure, that when he is in his element, the shadows, is when he is the most fun to draw. And his cape has so many directions youn can take it. I can see why MacFarland gave Spawn such a great cape.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Lunchtime Sketch

I did this during lunchtime, I wanted to work on Perspective and hands.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Self-Portrait & Practice Sucking

This is a self-portrait done today during my lunch hour. Pencils and then inked over with black, medium-grey and light grey pens. I am happier with the pencils than I am the inks, but that is probably I am not yet comfortable with inking anything. Choosing what to make black and grey and what to leave alone...It is just so...permanent. LOL
Okay, so practicing sucks right? Or am I the only one who cannot stand to sit and draw head shapes (even though that is what I really need right now) and body gestures and hands and feet. I am terrible at practicing, I wish I wasn't I would be a better artist. I would love to find some slick way of making practing fun, but I am pretty sure it is one of those things that you just have to sit down and work on to get any benfit from. Which sucks, cause I suck at practicing.
Does anyone have any tips on making practice more enjoyable? I use music, but other than that, it is just me in the dark with a board and a pen.

Friday, June 13, 2008

FREE Music on Amazon today!

Since this is an Art Blog, I will post something from the archives....This was a broken headstone at the Necropolis in Glasgow, Scotland. Ball-point pen on paper.

I was looking at for some MP3's and saw that today, an Elton John #1 hits album is only $1.99! Also, for Black History Month, they are giving away free tracks by classic Blue's artists. There is also a Free Alanis Morrisette track from the new album.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Central Park Sketch

More fun with my new pens. This is from a photo I took at NY's Central Park, near Strawberry Fields.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Got New Markers for my Birthday!

Woo Hoo! I got a set of Manga Markers for my birthday the other day. Blacks and greys. I couldn't wait to try them out. I really like the brush pens, I haven't used the medium or thin pens yet. I thought the BATMAN would be a great starting off point for the cool greys and blacks. These are sketch card designs.

Monday, June 9, 2008

Back from NYC

I just got back from NYC and I had a wonderful time. Took tons of pictures, but we were sightseeing at such a frantic pace, that I never got a chance to sit and sketch anything. So I will be going through my pictures and sketching from those. We saw the Empire State Building, Ground Zero, Ellis Island, St. Particks Cathedral, Rockefeller Center, Radio City, The Met Museum of Art, Central Park, The Plaza, Hell's Kitchen (is is pretty posh now)...Oh yeah 42nd street and Times Square.

In the mean time here is one from the archives. A stippled Shark I drew form my sister.