Friday, November 12, 2010

Snapshot

I saw this scene out of the corner of my eye on my bike ride to work this morning; it was in my field of vision for approximately 3 or 4 seconds, which made for an interesting challenge.
Usually when I get the idea to do a memory sketch (when I see something cool and don't have a sketchbook handy), I take a moment to observe my subject intently for as long as I can, so as to try and pick up specific details that I'll be able to recall when I sit down to draw it. With this drawing, having 3 seconds of peripheral information means that probably a lot of what wound up on the page is stuff I made up. I mean, for all we know it could have been a lady drinking a latte shooing a squirrel that I saw. But that's the fun of doing this kind of drawing, I suppose.
Give it a shot sometime! Next time you find yourself thinking, 'that would be cool to draw,' stop looking and start making things up, just for a change.

11 comments:

Jake Wyatt said...

Great design, man. Fabulous hands.

And I love all that texture. Mind if I steal me some of that?

Tyson Murphy said...

K FINE I WILL! gosh. i love you.

Claire Gordon said...

When I grow up, Mr. Holden, I want to draw like you.

Spencer said...

sweet! Just today I was thinking about memory sketching! I met an incredible character and wish I could have sat down and drawn him for a few hours.
you continue to amaze.
ps: love his feet.

Joe Cressssss said...

Congrats on becoming a story Artist at DREAMWORKS!! I was really happy for you when I heard. If you know David Derrick. Tell him I say Hi!! He's a story artist there too.

Ty Carter said...

Dang rad! love the feel of the texture here

Ryan said...

I'd consider smoking if it would lead to you drawing and posting a picture of me. let me know!

nate v said...

wow this is great! ive tried this exercise but consistently fall flat every time.

Jed Henry said...

SOOO PRETTY!

I'm gonna steal from you too. You're drawing like a French illustrator.

Samantha said...

I am absolutely in love with this sketch - the whimsical lines coupled with the strong design... so awesome.

Madeline Kaye said...

drawn like a french man.

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