Monday, September 8, 2008

Chowdown - Pencils

These are the pencils (Done with the Prismacolor Col-Erase 20044 Blue) for my next sketch. The graphics in the upper left are tattoo designs for the characters. I learned a lesson about sketching on this one. I had an original sketch for this one that had some "zing" but I wanted to correct it with some life drawing, but it ended up killing some of the "zing" because the life drawing studies were done directly on the drawing. So, now for my next sketch I will try the method that some of the masters did (and probably a lot of other people, but new to me in my quest for "zing") :
1.) Do the original thumbnail to get the "zing" idea then..
2.) Do the life drawings and quick studies on a separate page then...
3.) Apply that new knowledge to a fresh sketch that has the life drawing info and the much sought after "zing" and melds them together in the context of the original composition.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Top o' the morning repairs - Colors

Got the colors in for this sketch. I'm trying to balance the "poppy" colors with the grungy atmospherics.
I was listening to the audiobook "Kluge" about how evolution has built the human brain in a not-so-perfect fashion, good stuff.