Monday, November 24, 2014

Tartan Fan




An original character who was mostly rendered with Prismacolor markers, in my 9" x 12" Tan toned sketchbook, except for the white areas which were done with a Faber-Castell PITT White Artist Pen.  I'm not sure why they call it a pen as it is fatter than my markers and has a tip on it similar to a Sharpie, but it puts down a nice "white color" so I'll go with it.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Skin Tones



A small study using SketckBook Pro to create realistic skin tones.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Pencil Sketch



This is more of a straight caricature than my most previous post.  It was my intent to make her look a little crazy - hopefully it reads that way.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Bob Crane



Back in the day we had 5 channels on the dial - - I think they were 2, 4, 5, 7, and 9 - - then you could turn the dial to U for PBS.  Although pickin's were slim, Hogan's Heroes was one of the reruns that I remember watching on occasion.  With this drawing I did not want to do a straight portrait, nor did I want to do a full out caricature so I aimed for a "stylized" portrait of the star, and questionable character, Bob Crane.

I couldn't find a name to credit the photo reference, but the drawing is Black and White Prismacolor Pencils on gray toned paper.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Yeller Bug




Why is it called the Yeller Bug?  Do you really need to ask?  
Inspired by the work of Adam Munoa



Sunday, November 16, 2014

Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg




I did this painting (5" x 8") using watercolor pencils and a waterbrush from a photo I took back in 2005 when on a trip to England, France and Germany with my family, my brother and his wife.  A little internet research to ensure the correct spelling showed that many people took nearly an identical photo.  It is/was obviously a beautiful view framed by a small window in one of the upper sections of the château.  I simplified some of the elements in the lower right section of the picture and tried to suggest the thousands of "red colored stones" that make up the castle without it becoming overly busy.  

Friday, November 14, 2014