Initially, I had no intention of letting the old blog sit here for so long unattended (it has a tendency to break the other kids toys and do its impression of a garden fountain if it doesn't get updated often enough); however, I had gone out of town and as I'm posting via flickr, I couldn't just leave it on auto-pilot. So here I am, back in time for New Year's Eve with a little more outdoorsy fun. I didn't get much drawing done over the holiday break due to inclement weather...so I guess it's lucky I still have a few of these left. Looking now, I do wish I'd had my quills for a more graceful line, but I think for roughing it, they turned out quite nicely.
Thursday, December 10, 2009
The first of several sketches I actually did of trees and what have you while sitting around outside. When I say first, I mean the first ever of these sort of sketches. Not that I never had nature to draw before...well, come on, it's something the masters did. Anyhow, I gave it a shot...here's what I came up with. (Click the picture as this idiotic template has probably nixed half of it.)
Wednesday, December 09, 2009
Tuesday, December 08, 2009
That's right....another Elephant. This one a sure sign that I've been watching too much Tex Avery. However, while I admire the hell out of good animation drawing, I've never been that good at getting that simple yet communicative. I will, however, keep working on it. Learning, people, learning...and practice...practicing, people, practicing...
Monday, December 07, 2009
Many books on artists will talk about the artist's line....especially the older books on artists....newer books, to me, don't seem to put as much emphasis on technique. In any event, I'm not sure what to say about my "line"...probably not the greatest, but I'm working on it.