I realized today that I hadn't posted anything since I "Remodeled", as it were. My excuse is I have been super busy and I really put this blog on the back burner and sort of forgot I had a blog, sorry. At any rate these are some sketches I have been doing recently. Enjoy!
So today, in fact, is the day I will do a major overhaul (or try my hand at it...I'm not really a tech person) of this blog, so for the people that come here periodically it should look VERY different from what it looks like now. Just a little forewarning. So to help ease things along I'll post this pastel portrait I did the other day! (I really wish I actually knew how to use pastels...but I don't). Oh, and this was about a 10-15 minute portrait, or something like that. ENJOY!
So I haven't been posting anything good on this blog...and that is sort of a detriment to the people that come here looking for something, maybe even to take something away from here (which is what I hope to do). I hope someone out there in the world has taken a lesson from this blog already, but I really need to be honest and say that I haven't really posted anything of any quality....so sorry all you guys who come back here! I'm so glad you do! And if you keep coming back you'll soon find real lessons and drawings....I sincerely hope! So until then I hope you can find some sort of lesson in the posts that are already here, but a re-invention of this blog is soon going to take place.
So I thought of something to draw for this topic.
Every time I think of cool eyeglasses I always think of cat-eye glasses of the 40-50's. Unfortunately I also think of them being worn by either a librarian or a school girl, and more specifically the "popular girl" at school. So anywho, I water colored this cheerleader while I was bored out of my mind the other day, but that is another topic. Oh no! I realize just now I forgot her POM-POMS! On a cheerleader!? WHAT HAVE I DONE! Well it is too late now...... also I really despise how un-detailed or weighted her sweater is (That's for another time too.)
On a side note she looks strangely like Velma Dinkley from Scooby-Doo....
I know. So many weeks flew by so fast I haven't had time to do anything it seems like! Finally I can post stuff! Yes! Today I will post some sketches from deep within the confines of my sketchbook vault. Some are observational (the realistic-ish ones) and some are for fun. Let's take a somewhat hesitant look at such awkward gems such as:
(this was a really quick portrait: approx. 7-12 minutes)
and this....girl (who should have legs, but doesn't)
then there is this failed attempt at a still-life of a lemon....I could have bumped up the contrast so much more....plus the overall shape could have been stronger. Oh well.
Lastly (although I should post so many more! So little TIME!), is the quick sketch of a car console (that may or may not be my car.... I'm actually not sure...)
I've always heard from people and myself now that if you want to draw a really appealing drawing it is about a few things:
Arguably is what those really are. Personally those work for me, but I would also add Line quality and Grace to the mix (but that is for some other post...). So yes those rules aren't "set in stone", but they do carry some weight (which could also be a concept there...hmmm.....). Overall those 4 things do encompass a general appealing drawing (not Freddy Moore or Norman Rockwell appealing or anything, but a generally appealing drawing haha!).So anyway back to the silhouette.
Silhouette's carry everything (and probably should be at least 2nd in the list) because without a strong silhouette everything else falls short.Strong silhouettes should convey emotion, movement, weight and tone just by looking at the general shape of the silhouette. Like if you had a Coke bottle. Just by the shape you know it is a Coke bottle (well I mean that's iconic and all so it's not a big stretch to figure it out). But think about an airplane. Imagine an airplane from the front, its wings and body clearly visible. Obviously you wouldn't guess that it's a vase (or maybe you do have airplane shaped vases). Our brains recognize the shape of something before we actually see detail, so if you get a silhouette right when people start on the details they already know what it is they are viewing.
The drawing I present has nothing to do with this concept really I just thought it was a funny ink drawing I did in a short 5- minute break. It's called "Yeti Malfunction" because, well, He can't fit into his clothes you see haha!
Doodling during the boring hours of the day (which seem to hit from about 1-2 each day). I know I haven't posted in a while, but I have been busy with a few commissions and what-not. So here is a doodle for you all to enjoy....or not.....it's your choice really.
This sketch is also really small (its in the corners of a paper...so maybe 3' by 4'?)