Sunday, November 20, 2005

Rock Out!

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This weekend my oldest son's rock band made their world debut at a birthday party, in a hall with tons of screaming girls, baloons, food, the works. This is not a sketch of my son, that will come later. This is a sketch of the band's drummer Ricky while he detached himself from his drum set, came forward and sang a Pink Floyd song for all us old farts in the audience. He was great. More sketches to come.

My visually artistic son, C did nail it however. One look and he said, "The chin is too long Dad." He's right it is.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Bad hair day

So I am diggin' this new approach. I thought this image of my youngest son would be interesting rendered in this style. He's been growing his hair out - we all wanted to when we were 13 - and it payed off. He got up one morning and came in to our bedroom with a head of hair that seemed to be exploding from his scalp. It was great. I'm known for my own bedhead, but this was a record breaker.

So here is C in this new style of drawing...painting...sketching

And here's the original pen & ink drawing that started it. Which brings me to another point. My other son asked me why do we say pen and ink when we just use a pen to do the drawing? "Good question", I said, "now go to bed."

Anyway, here's the "pen" drawing I started with for this post.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

And now for something completely different

I got totally juiced after seeing Olivier Kugler's work this morning. Thank you very much Laura! So I decided to try my hand at a similar technique. I loved how deliberate the line work was in Kugler's drawings. So I did this portrait of my nephew Tom. Rather than my usual sketchy pencil, back and forth wavering, I drew with a very deliberate line. Not lifting the pen from paper until each path found it's end.

When the pen and ink drawing was complete I scanned it and completed the coloring in Photoshop with a Wacom tablet.

This was so much fun to do. An experiment for me, which is always good...

Here's the original drawing:

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Trying to catch up on my BCs...


Clove of garlic

My ugly mug
I did three BCs in hopes to catch up to the rest of you guys.

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Speaking of books...

Here's my first Blog Art book. I love the dea of doing a joint project with those special bloggers out there, and you know who you are. And if you want to publish one at a time, this is the way to go. :D

These pics don't represent all the pages, but the highlights...