Saturday, April 19, 2014

Green Coat Guy



This is my second sketch using a combination of art markers, pens, and color pencils.  I then painted a textured background in Photoshop, but that is the only digital work on this one.  I'm pretty sure the Lady In The Orange Coat wouldn't strike up a conversation with this guy, but hey, you never know.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Zentangle Returns



This symmetrical Zentangle was done by hand as opposed to some of the others I have posted that were created with the help of Copy and Paste.  The basic layout was put in and then it was just a matter of rotating the drawing and creating the patterns again.

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Old Lady In Pen



This sketch (9" x 12") was done with a Uniball Jetstream and a Bic Round Stic.  The Jetstream lays down a heavy black line and was used for all of the dark areas.  The Bic was used wherever light cross hatching was needed.  My intent was to "caricaturize" her just a little bit, as opposed to a more realistic rendering.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Fire Hydrant Variations



The "assignment" was to draw an object and then draw a handful of variations (5-7 min. each) while maintaining some resemblance to the original function of the object.  These were drawn with a micron pen and then shaded with a water brush filled with a mixture of black ink and water.

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Lady In The Orange Coat



I did this drawing on the page next to Profile Guy (see below), using a micron pen, art markers, and colored pencils - - I then brought it in to Photoshop to add the background.  Using photographic backgrounds in conjunction with original artwork is a common practice in concept art development and one that I was interested in experimenting with - - I thought this drawing would work well for that type of treatment.  The background photo of Boston was modified using a variety of Photoshop techniques including filters, gradients, and layer styles.


Saturday, March 29, 2014

Giraffe In Color



This post was originally a pencil sketch study I did using a Gene Franks book.  I brought the sketch in to Photoshop and "painted" over the top of the pencil work allowing the textures and values from the original sketch to show through.  My goal was to create a warm orange sunrise/sunset feel for the piece.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Profile Guy



I did this sketch using a pen and gray markers - - then I added a bit of color with a green marker.  As you can see, it takes up most of the page on my 5x7 sketchbook.