Friday, October 28, 2011

Warm Ups

I've been doing some sketchbook doodling to warm up at work these days.  Some of my favorite paper to draw on is BIG PAPER (of any variety).  Recently I pulled out an old unfinished sketchbook to fill up the last half.  I'm reducing, reusing, and recycling.  The paper is a no-frills Windpower Sketch book from Strathmore--it's not fancy, but it is big (14.75"X17").  And it's made with 100% windpower from 30% post consumer fiber, so that's pretty good too, I guess (if you like numbers).

A few years ago I was lucky enough to stumble upon a great book collection while helping a friend clean out a storage space, and he let me keep it!  Back in the early 1960s, Life Magazine published a series called the World Library with volumes covering a number of countries and regions around the world.  I love looking at old photos, especially of countries that are foreign to me--it makes for really cool reference.  The two images above are from photos in the volume covering the Balkans.


And about CTN, I'm excited to see you folks there.  I won't have a booth, but I will be wandering the floor.  It will be cool to meet you people whose work I've been admiring from afar!

Monday, October 24, 2011

Memory Sketch

A memory sketch for the first time in a long time.  It has been many moons since I've drawn with a fact, I think the last time I picked up a pencil to draw was the last memory sketch I did (which also happened to be of a dog and its owner).

It feels kind of good to fuss over something a little.  If you look closely, you can see how much erasing happened before I landed on the final image.

In other, unrelated news...who out there in blog-world is planning on attending this year's CTN Expo in Burbank?  Drop a comment below!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

More Gestures with Dave Pimentel


At work, my friend and coworker Dave Pimentel teaches a bi-weekly gesture class on alternating Mondays.  He's always an inspiration to work under; quick with a spot-on critique and even quicker with a brush pen.

The above are a collection of one-, two-, and five-minute poses from last Monday.  Drawn in Sharpie on regular ole computer paper; tone added in post, thanks to a little 'shoppery.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Dear Inktober,

According to some of my internet pals, there is a drawing event called Inktober happening all month long!  I feel silly to have spent all summer doing something that I should have waited until now to do.

In other, related news, all of the summer doodles are at an end now--a number of them are up for sale on my Tumblr HERE.  Hope you like what you see!

Meanwhile, with any luck, there will be more comics up soon.  Take luck, all!
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