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
Friday, September 26, 2008
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.