Mar 4 2011

#355 – Follow your nose

ToucanThe toucan is one crazy-looking bird.  Of course, that’s what makes it interesting to draw.  This is kind of a little test sketch for a possible series of children’s book illustrations (similar to those from back in Sketch #262).

[Comments and critique always welcome]

Mar 3 2011

#354 – Girl watcher

Girl watcherI didn’t really know what to sketch this evening, so I just figured I’d try and do something that would work visually within the blog stream.  I guess I’ll see if it worked as soon as I post this…

[Comments and critique always welcome]

Mar 2 2011

#353 – Accidental plagiarism?

Girl eyesI started to write, “No real story behind this one — just a little drawing of half a girl’s face.”  But then I remembered: I don’t recall what I was looking at, but somewhere online today I saw a photo of a cigar box design with a girl’s head framed like this.  I promptly forgot it, but then I guess started doing something similar when it came time for today’s sketch.  (For the sketch, I used two different reference images, one for eyes, one for hair.)

So then, after having remembered the cigar box origin, could I go back and find a version of that art I saw in passing?  Turns out yes — a Google image search brings up the logo in question.  Actually, on seeing it, I’m kind of surprised at how similar a lot of the aspects of my drawing are.  The fine line between inspiration and accidental plagiarism?

[Comments and critique always welcome]

Mar 1 2011

#352 – Lock up your sons!

It's a girl!So yeah, looks like it’s gonna be a girl — fun times ahead!

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Feb 28 2011

#351 – A dream reborn!

Could it be?At last, our long national nightmare is over!  It has been over two months of acute mental anguish following the crushing news of December 13th.  But now a glorious new dawn breaks!  Sing sweetly, oh songbirds of love (and multinational brand posturing)!

[Comments and critique always welcome]

Feb 27 2011

#350 – Keep on truckin’

Keep on truckin'Pretty great Sunday morning — Kelly and I went for a walk to get some breakfast, then just kinda kept walking.  By the time we got home, six hours had gone by.  Not bad for a pregnant woman!

(Also, I sure hope this visual reference makes sense to people, because if it doesn’t, this must look like a mighty weird drawing!)

[Comments and critique always welcome]

Feb 26 2011

#349 – Clenched and ready

SumoWatched a documentary this evening about sumo wrestling, among other things.  So when it came time for the sketch, I figured I’d go with a subject that’s rich in unique visuals.  You’re welcome.

[Comments and critique always welcome]

Sketch is based on this great Flickr photo.

Feb 25 2011

#348 – Kebab factory

LambI didn’t know what to draw this evening, so my helpful wife made a suggestion:  why not do something related to our delicious dinner?

[Comments and critique always welcome]

Feb 24 2011

#347 – Jacob

JacobIt seems like forever since I’ve done any live figure drawing. This was done in class this evening, based on one of my Art Center classmates.  An interesting guy, as you can no doubt tell.

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Feb 23 2011

#346 – Bloodbath (of sorts)

SiegfriedOkay, so back to classwork, and the final installment of the Siegfried story.  After Part 1 and Part 2, the dragon is dead.  Then, as the story goes, the hero bathes in the dragon’s blood to make himself invincible.  That seemed a little much for me, so I went with a somewhat more reserved face-painting.

[Comments and critique always welcome]