Tuesday, September 30, 2008


I was watching this black and white movie this weekend and thought that I should study one to learn how they balanced all of their tones in the scene to create something with as much detail as real life and still manage to have everything read. Instead I tried to draw a friend somewhat unsuccessfully and then paused the movie to sketch this out.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

Digital Sketching

Too bad I did this right after submitting my portolio to Bobby, I am thinking I should do more of these, a really fun study. can't wait to get new computer to do more!

Friday, September 26, 2008

More sketches

I have found that for café sketches it is doubly beneficial for me to sketch a lot of people from far away - that way you only pick out tonally the key features -and also they are less likely to notice you. I blocked in a lot of sketches, then made the mistake of rendering the best ones first while I was still cold. As a reslut the best rendered were the most mediocre charicatures of the bunch - but they are here anyways.

I need to do more studies of drapery, lighting, and the feel of hair before I can properly apply these while doing café sketches... but the distanced sketching helped (less details , more tone - details added later).

in the offchance that anyone is reading this - I would love to figure out how to link to other blogs... maybe I should take a day off one of these days and just figure that out + make a nice layout or something.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

tone and stuff

Had a mindblowing life drawing lesson today - changed the way that I draw, and how I approach drawing things... I'm really excited to see where I can take this.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Bobby sketches

here are some life drawing/café sketches