Another pencil in sketchbook piece.
Not sure what the thing is on his head is – possibly a leech, or a hat with teeth.
Terrible scan though. Will have to try it again…
Submitted for Illustration Friday topic: Perennial.
The feel of lead dragging across good paper. Love it.
Another sketch that began with no real direction while sitting around. The location of the ears was helped along by my 3yo who found the pencil and sketch pad while i was out one evening, and drew one of them in. I had been thinking about placing them low, but i guess he helped finalise the decision….
Submitted for Illustration Friday topic Gesture.
Good Lord! Is it late March already? I haven’t put up anything since before Christmas…. after a very dark and long winter, filled with flu after flu being passed on between the 2 kids, the missus and myself (we all nearly drowned on the amount of snot pooling in the house), it would appear all is clear, the sun is back, and the finger has been pulled out.
So to ensure people that I haven’t died, I thought i’d put up a sketch i’m working on, more of a doodle really. It began yesterday when the Girl was asleep (finally) and i had a hankering for drawing, but couldn’t leave her alone in case she fell off the couch.
This is not digital, by the way.
It’s been quite some time since i used pencil for anything other than scratching out ideas for complete works – really rough sketches – so i took the time here to feel the lead on the surface of the page, and just see where it took me. I’m still not sure where it is taking me, other than i know i probably should have started this in a larger notebook… the spiral bind is going to stop me being able to finish the top of the head, and the chin may loose out too. ~sigh~
Let’s call this a work in progress; I’ll put up more as it progresses….
A second to add to the Still Life Series. This had some challenges – the crusty muffin look, and the denim were a bit of a pain. Which is to say the whole thing was tricky, but started with a good sketch, and it made it bearable at least…
I have a screen capture recording that i’ll have to edit and speed up, to let any one interested to look at the process that was gone through to get this done. Could be anther couple of days…
Submitted for Illustration Friday topic “Beneath”.
I had worked through a few idea for this one, intending to go with the main gist that something would be partly submerged, one thing on the top, and beneath it turns out to be something else, eg, an island that is actually the shell of a turtle, sort of thing….
I had a sketch of an ‘island’ and the water line, then moved down and it ended up looking a bit like a body floating backside up. Then it got tied up in ropes. The i added a weight to it. Then going back to the ‘island’, i drew a palm tree, coconuts and a monkey…. it all got a bit stupid – looked like the tree was sticking outta the date – so i pulled back to just the body completely submerged.
Decided to try a new ‘medium’ of Painter 11 that i haven’t used, the Airbrush. I quite like it , but it’ll take some getting used to! Might need to look at getting one of these if i want to keep using it….
Submission for this weeks Illustration Fridaytopic “Acrobat”.
I once heard a man lovingly refer to his annoying wife as pear shaped woman. It was at my wedding i think, and no, it wasn’t me….
Used in local rag’s New Year’s Resolution article.