This week I was able to finally get out and do another quick in situ water color. It was a mad dash to get as much done before a thunder storm both changed the light and let out a mighty downpour. But in the end everything came out alright 😮
A nice odd sketch I did which will come in a 2nd part that is digitally colored.
A quick urban sketch of a greek restaurant that had a great interior paired up with a screen grab from Daredevil (so boss).
And finally a little bit of old school (if you can say that) of some imaginative drawings that started off fueled by a photograph (upper right corner) that I sketched.
Did a few more things this week to fill the art barrel. First up an in situ watercolor that turned out “ok.” Definitely need a lot more practice with that.
Next up – lots of outdoor drawings both with my sketch group and at the soccer fields.
And finally a little sketch at a local sushi place.
A little slower approach this week with some observational studies as well as some weird creatures built off of shapes.
Also, a little bit more work on the dragon.
Ok so part 2 of this post has a lot of stuff that happened over both this past week and a few things that I wanted to just put up because they were ideas to get “out there.” Sometimes when you are creating something, the image that leaps out of your mind either works or it doesn’t really work. Either way the important thing to do is to do it. Later on down the line you never know when your mind will come back to that image, and though it may not work at the time of creation, you use that as a source to create a newer better image. So without further ado…
A little more odd sketchy dragon stuff.
Some good old bushes, flowers, and trees from life.
A mix of two different sessions from life.
A great little gesture session of tai chi from life.
Part 2 of said tai chi.
More thinking on tattoos and a quick restaurant sketch.
More tattoo finalizing…I think.
Odd landscape quickie.
Enter…the tomb of fogggggg!
Feeling out the rough shading. Yes, very rough 😐
Kinda of a part 1 post for this week as I do have some other things cooking from last week. My son made another dragon of which he named Fire Wyrm…so I am taking his concept and bringing it up a notch. Initial stages of course right now.
This week I had the opportunity to visit Buffalo, NY and do some sketching at various places including Niagara Falls. What a great place to do some sketching! Also, obligatory dragon musings…
Some weeks, you just struggle through. This week brings not much to the table drawing wise. The technique though is to keep going, whether bad or good. That is the most important part.
A quick mashup of weird robot parts and odds and ends.
Did you ever go to a concert or gathering and no matter what was playing or happening, get an amazing creative vibe? Well I had that opportunity this past weekend as I went to a Death Metal concert that was pretty rad. I had a blast sketching and squinting and sketching some more.
But up first this week is a very fast (maybe 10 minutes) sketch from the dentist office. I would have had more time, but my ride was leaving and I did not want to irritate them so had to jet. I purposely tried to be very loose in this sketch as I know that is something that I need to work on when sketching from life. I can always go back later and render the crap out of it! ;P
Next is said Death Metal event. So much fun and supporting my buddy’s band Incontinence – yes you read that right!
Lastly a bit of robuts and dinozillas mixed in with some wacky vehicle designs.
On the digital front, not much has happened as I was pretty busy with other life matters this past week. Some refinement on a lotus tattoo.
Occasionally I love to do some wacky and weird concept art-ish robot stuff. So this week sees a jump in that type of stuff, as well as a bit of life drawing and tattoo design. Nothing in the way of digital though, as have not spent too much time on the computer after work hours.
This week brings some quick sketching back into the picture, along with a final of the dragon I have been working on. I am not entirely sure that I like the result, but sometimes it is better to just stop working on something and learn what you need to work on and then go from there onto your next piece.