Thursday, December 13, 2012

Celebs ect.

I've been sticking to the 5B pencil for all of my recent sketches to try to break old habits I learned from using marker all the time. For me the build up process is more technical with pencil because of how little space you take up with each line you make, forcing me to go on the rendered side instinctively as opposed to a cartoon exaggeration.

Keeping my mind in question all the time for what I decide to say about my subject has always been important. Drawing caricatures one set way wouldn't be very interesting for me, plus there is no good excuse for not wanting to explore as an artist. It feels like I've started over new which is what I was hoping for.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Sketchbook fight club entry

This is my first entry to group, sketchbook fight club on Facebook. What you do is pick a topic and the challenger or challenged picks a second topic then combine them into one drawing. Our topics were beer (his pick) and German (my pick) This is what I decided on. Finished with micron pens on construction paper.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Ron Perlman

Ron has one of those faces that you can never get tired of. I'm definitely considering doing a finished studio piece of him this year to add to my portfolio ill be submitting at the ISCA next year.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

5B sketches

Sometimes I prefer a very clean sketch with my pencils and other times I like a messy loose sketch. I think sketching in pencil can be essential to some artists, after all it's how most of us got started with art, yeah? It's like visiting an old friend, never a bad idea.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Commissioned work

My friend asked me to combine Edvard Munch's The Scream and Vicent Van Gogh's Starry Night into one for a tattoo he wants to get.

                     Of course I did feel a little strange about the idea for those curious

                turned out that It was a lot of fun to do despite my mixed feelings about it
                    It's almost finished. All of this was done with chalk pastel and workable
                                                fixative used in layers.

Ball point sketch

This one was fun