Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sketches In and Out of the Dark

So, back in April, I participated in an art show at the University of Utah. While the show itself was a marginal success (more a show about technology than art, really), I did have the chance to sketch some cool faces from the crowd while sitting on a post-show question-and-answer panel.
Here are some of the faces from those couple of weekends:





Also in April (every April, as a matter of fact), the LDS church holds a general conference during which leaders speak on various gospel-related topics. This year's was the 178th Annual General Conference, since the conferences have been going ever since 1830 (well, we take breaks...they don't happen all year round). Pretty cool, huh. Below are some sketches made while watching conference (which is broadcast by satellite and over the internet).

Something that was interesting for me was making these sketches almost in the complete dark. I could see the screen, which was several hundred feet away, but I could barely see my own paper--leading to an interesting method of scrawling out shapes and chunks of value. I guess drawing in the dark probably isn't really good for your eyes, but it was a cool chance to try a different way of seeing things (by not seeing them, I guess). Plus the results are mostly a surprise, since you can't really see what's going on while you're drawing--talk about a sketch adventure! Below are some of the more intelligible images that were created using this method. Hope you enjoy! And I promise to be better about posting a little more frequently...(these are from April...oops).




13 comments:

Aaron Ludwig said...

I see Pres. Eyring!
Love your work. Love it. Love it. Love it.

Gilberto Valadares said...

friend, you have great jobs here... :)))

Jake Wyatt said...

Deiter wins, I think. I love/hate you and your work so much.

M.R. Weaver said...

I love your faces. :3
Hahahaha, "every April the LDS CHURCH (LIIIINNNKKKKK!) ..."
lol Blogger Missionary

hellomynameisjeff said...

the last drawing from the UofU thing looks just like Edgar Allen Poe.
http://www.americaslibrary.gov/assets/jb/nation/jb_nation_poe_1_e.jpg
His zombie maybe?

Jocelyn said...

Anthony these are so brilliant! I admire your commitment to combining sketches and adventurings. And I agree w/ whoever posted above me about the drawing that looks like Edgar Allen Poe

michael robertson said...

nice work on your blog...your sketches and characters have such a fresh and unique quality.

Roberto Zaghi said...

Hi, lovely artwork here, I like your fresh lines and great versatilty, congrats!

Jed said...

man... Anthony this is the freshest sketchwork I've ever seen - no joke.

You are gifted. Your conference sketches especially. If you pursued this style on some gov't officials, maybe some celebs, you could EASILY get high caliber jobs. I'm not joking. I want to see this stuff in the Economist.

Giuseppe Ferrario said...

Here we go!

mauricio salmon said...

your blog is great!

koryface said...

Freaking yes. Ok? Yes. Wow.

Michael Mercer said...

I like the nose on your baby. It reminds me of someone's I knows...

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