Sunday, February 28, 2010

Observational Sunday

Hope everyone is having a nice Sunday. Thought I'd post up a snippet of some of my Observational sketches of people that I did today and yesterday. I'm going to try and make it a habit of going out more on Sundays (now that football is over...sigh) and do this type of thing.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Keeping it Loose

Hey Everyone! Sorry for the lack of updates of late. Hope everyone is doing well and again a million thanks to you all for taking the time to stop by and post a comment.

Well thought I'd post some life or figure drawings. I wanted to post these ones since these are my more loose and spontaneous sketches. I know a lot of us like are sketches to be nice a clean looking and I'm always guilty of that but I'm really trying to make a conscious effort to not think about that and just be loose and quick and the drawings will have a life of their own once done. So go crazy and be loose and spontaneous and not worry if a certain part of the body looks right or wrong it's all about the energy and the main thing is to have fun. I know we all do or else we wouldn't be doing these bloggers. Our Sketchbook drawings should be raw with energy. So here's a few of my loose stuff in pen (always the best to use since it keeps you form erasing a line you might not like) Looking back at these sketches I know I could have pushed the poses even more...but hey that's how we learn right?

Oh and on a side not if you have not picked it up already Mark McDonnells book "The art and feel of making it real" Is a excellent book about gesture and making our sketches tell a story. Highly recommend it and it's a great addition to every artist library. I love it.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Random Thursday Heeeedz.

Sketched these out earlier today. Been kinda a sluggish day for me today. So thought I would throw some colors on them for fun.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Crossing Guard

Here's an observational drawing of this heavy set crossing guard I seen while I was stopped at a signal. He was sitting on the curb waiting for kids to come by so he could do his duty. The funny thing was when kids did show up he still just sat there while holding up the stop sign as opposed to walking over to the middle of the crosswalk to help the kids and parents crossover. Sheesh!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


Was just playing around with a couple of different takes on a old man. Just drawing in my book today having some fun.