This is an old time baseball catcher done in graphite. I have a bunch of sketches I need to post. I’ve not been good about scanning plus I’ve been on vacation.
Graphite and digital coloring.
I figured I’d try to do an anatomy drawing with my own pose. It’s hilarious sitting at subway drawing at lunch with anatomy pages strewn across the table drawing a cow without its skin on. Ink on paper, then digitally colored.
I’m playing around with some more inking. I was trying to render the image with large blocks of dark color to see what would happen. Coloring is all digital, the lines are black ink on paper. On a side note I also drew a shark from life. It’s kind of hard drawing in a dark exhibit with light refracting all over the page.
Watercolor, gouache, and colored pencil on cold-pressed watercolor paper. I will post a “making of” animation soon, but it’s too late tonight! I finally figured out how to get those bright whites and bright hues you can get in digital. “Making of” update: The first image in the sequence shows the watercolor and gouache underpainting. The watercolor is the sky portion of the image, then the rest is gouache. The trees in the distance that I add were done with watercolor, with some gouache additions as well. Later on in the piece I started adding some details in colored pencils. The first...
Another gouache painting with some ink on watercolor paper. I still feel like I have a lot to learn about gouache paints. I’m going to try something featuring more light effects in my next piece.
Another little gouache painting of an eagle. For some reason when I took a photo straight on I didn’t like how it looked, so I took one like this.
This is my first time to use gouache. I think I’m in love. I’d read online that inking on top of gouache wasn’t a good idea, but I went ahead and did it. The pens would “gunk up” and not put ink down, but then I just used them on another piece of paper for a bit and they would start running again. I might have to experiment with it some. I’m also using my new drafting table. I’m in love with it! It’s a much more pleasant and ergonomic space to work on. I love the little draw that slides...
This is my third inking. Micron pens on sketch paper, with digital coloring and layout. I’m really starting to like this process. I’m trying to see what all I can do with it.
I did this sketch of a tiger from some reference that I took out at the zoo. This is my second inking to do. I’m starting to like the process. It takes me 2 lunches instead of one to do a drawing but it definitely has a level of polish to it that pencils just can’t compete with. Coloring is digital.
This was my first real time to work with a pen. I’d done other smaller things and immediately felt in over my head. I think I might be able to work on this process and get it to work better for me. Definitely a study piece I want to do more pen now.
I drew a rat at lunch. I’ve been playing around with a different technique involving spreading the graphite around with a tissue early in the drawing process, spreading the midtones. Then I added in darker values and picked out highlights with an eraser.
Another drawing of Jean Sibelius.
This is my first attempt at watercolors ever! It’s a portrait of Jean Sibelius, the Finnish composer. I’ve been listening to his 6th & 7th symphonies all day long. Watercolor, chalk, and graphite on gray paper.
Xenacanthus, a freshwater shark that had an eel-like body. Stethacanthus. The dorsal fin and top of the head were full of teeth, essentially modified dermal dentacles, theorized for use in either mating or hitching ride on larger animals. Freaky either way. Helicoprion or whorl-toothed shark. This freaky animal had a spiral of teeth jutting from its jaw that was probably used for slashing through schools of fishing, or specially suited to getting through the yummy protections of the nautilus.I did a small series of ancient sharks for the shark exhibit that I thought I would share here. I had a lot of...
Thumbnailed for drawn nudity. Charcoal & Chalk on Gray Paper, 20 min. Charcoal & Chalk on Gray Paper, 20 min. China Marker on Newsprint...
Another figure sketch from my imagination.
I’m going to start doing figures from my imagination. This one turned out pretty well I think. It’s kind of a silly pose but hopefully I’ll come up with some fun ones.