Monday, January 31, 2011


This was the first drawing of my Painting and Drawing course that I recently enroled on. It's been a long time since I have done any life-drawing. I need to get out of the habit of focusing on the heids. I need more practice at drawing the full figure-but that will come!


I'm not familiar with pastels and these have been my first drawings more or less. But you can really be quite harsh with them and still get something that's got a bit of energy about it! I'm going to push this medium and see where I go!
This drawing was a fairly quick sketch. I like it better than the one below which looks a bit peely-wally to me. Overworked perhaps.





Friday, January 28, 2011


For developing character I'm working from observational studies, exaggerating, characterturing (hopefully you know what I mean here, is that even a word? If in doubt-make one up) until I get a good feel of character. I'm going to work on this method, push it more to perhaps get into a style that I feel comfortable and confident with.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

I need to build confidence in experimenting with a variety of art materials, get used to handling media, creating mixed media images that are both a combination of digital and experimental pieces. But all stemming form observational studies. The plan is that this way of working will take me into a more interesting, illustrative use of character design for concept work-that's the plan!


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Gie It Some "OOMPH"

It has been quite the while since I have posted anything, so considering I have found a decent amount of "oomph" back in the ol' creative spirit, this should be a more regular happening.


Some observational sketching...