Thursday, September 18, 2008

Last Days of Summer

The first pages of a new journal - exciting! Now, if I can just find the time to draw again.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Quick Sketches

Just practicing drawing people. I rediscovered a great sketching book in my library called On-The-Spot Drawing by Nick Meglin featuring several illustrators sketching styles - sort of the 1969 version of Danny Gregory's soon to be released book, An Illustrated Life.

Friday, September 5, 2008

The Last Pages

This is the last page in my journal that I started back in April. It is the first sketchbook in my life that is filled with drawings and writings. I usually lose interest in the book or the format and move on to something else. As I've looked back through this book and through all of my postings on the blog, I see a huge improvement. And what is even more exciting is that there is so much more I can improve on. My vision for what I can do continues to expand. It feels like the beginning of a journey and I can't wait to start the next journal to see what fantastic adventures await.

Monday, September 1, 2008

New Journal

This is the first page of a new journal I'm starting that will just be for faces. I drew this from a photograph by Adam Bacher, a photographer in Rwanda. This boy reminds me of Alex. A mixture of happiness with strong defenses. This drawing is filled with accidents and experimentations starting with using a pen that I learned was not waterproof. I couldn't achieve the depth of field look in watercolor so I cheated with my photo editing program to get the right hand/arm a little blurrier than drawn.