Saturday, May 31, 2008

Cowboys and Indians

So, a friend is having a birthday coming up and I am making an extra special drawring for her. Being a Texan, she would of course request cowboys and indians. Here are a few explorations.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Journal update!

At the request of many viewers, I will continue to post pictures of our incredibly cute baby.
There's something about cute sleeping babies that's so cute and sleepy.

And this week in the life of the Holdens, more silly stuff!
And I'm serious about the pudding thing, too. If you're a real chocoholic, you can double up fudgesicles and chocolate pudding, or to mix things up try it with butterscotch pudding.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

A Handful of Recent Sketchings

I find that one of the best ways to keep myself on my toes as an artist is to switch up the way I draw things. Since so much of animation, comics, and the like is about finding cool ways to simplify and stylize the figure (or whatever your subject maybe), I like to try new methods in my sketchbook--a great place to experiment and make mistakes.
Also, since I find that I'm not nearly disciplined enough to make changes in my drawing habits on my own, I try to get new materials and tools to draw with to keep me fresh. This latest batch is done with a 3.8 mm nib Pilot Parallel Pen (from my friends at place is a goldmine for cool drawing/writing instruments), which is supposed to be a calligraphy pen, but I thought I'd try it out for this. I'm still drawing in a vintage book that I converted into a sketchbook by gessoing the pages with tinted gesso. This particular book is an old Jehovah's Witnesses tract from the 1960s or 1970s, which makes me smile.

Trees are pretty. I feel like I'm achieving marginal success in ripping off Bill Waterson.
These gestures are done with one of my staples--a Uniball ballpoint (0.5 tip is my favorite).

Monday, May 19, 2008

The first Sketch Adventure!

Some dudes and dudettes from BYU campus.
I've never seen someone make a Giant Smoothie cup look small until I saw this guy.

And here are some recent picks from my church sketching!

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