This is actually an earlier sketch, with a bit of photoshop added. I decided to revisit it because it has more significance in relation to the rest of my illustration, as its main purpose is to convey emotion, rather than just to say “Hey, here’s a face I drew.” A wonderful piece to look at. I’d love to trace it and turn it into something more complete, but it would lose the sublime, spontaneous style that can only really happen in the moment.
I was going through some old sketchpads today and found a few colored pictures that I’d never got around to sharing . . . Continue reading
From time to time, I misplace my regular art supplies, and have to make do with whatever’s on hand. In this case, all I had to work with were my alcohol-based markers and various sharpies.
Another one from the vaults! I haven’t been drawing as much as I ought to be lately, so here’s an old Illustration assignment from my Graphic Design classes last year. Its a scratchbord etching, scratchbord being a white clay tile with a thin layer of black clay on top. Considering that this and everything else in the scratching/etching family is aesthetically my least favorite medium, I’m quite happy with how it came out; all I can say is that It certainly pays to have a light touch . . .
This fellow has clearly seen too much.
More face doodles; my sketchbook is full of these sorts of things! I was having great fun experimenting with my dip pen, which I find I really need to use more often. Dealing with the ink is a bother, but the control you get over your line quality is second to none.
The girl on top is another attempt at drawing effortless looking windswept hair using watercolor . . . . more attempts to follow, no doubt.