Monday, September 21, 2009

Big Art Adventure!

I finally worked up the courage to try out some (Ralph) Steadman-esque pieces. I went home and set up my inks and water and paper on a garbage bag in the front yard and just threw stuff on paper. This is the basis for a texture; I'm going to draw and paint on top of these.

Oh ho! Another self portrait! The one thing about my own art that I genuinely find intriguing is how I depict myself. Selfish, yes, but I never claimed to be anything other than! There's usually a great emphasis on the glasses or the eyes and I'm not sure why I do that. Freckles too. I try not to depict myself too far removed from reality; that is to say slender and graceful and whatnot. That's not me!

Take care.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

A return to n00dz...

It's been SUPER long since I've done any model drawing. I felt this one turned out pretty nice, save the raised hand and her leg. This is, in fact, a master copy of a sketch by someone-famous-I'm-sure. Sorry, my teacher didn't include the artist and I don't recognize it. Maybe a Ruben, from the look of her. I think she had a lot of emotion in her face, so I took a close up of that.

Pastel pencils and some minor 2B work on newsprint.

Take care.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009



With that in mind, I'm sorry this entry isn't so fabulous. :/ Sorry guys...

Thanks for watching! Expect more from me real soon!

Take care.

EDIT: Funny story involving the final stage here. A teacher walked by when I was working on him and asked me who it was a picture of. I told him and he said he didn't know the name, which is not surprising. He looked at my desktop wallpaper (a Rolling Stone cover depicting George Harrison) and asked me if he (the sketch) was from the Rolling Stones. It was super awkward, but what really baffles me is that he didn't know the magazine and he thought George Harrison was part of the Rolling Stones.