Monday, October 20, 2008

GOILS!

It's been so long since I've drawn anything I've had to ease my way back into the groove with some portraits. These were all from the giant pile of wedding magazines sitting in our living room. I might do a separate post on how silly/miserable the women are in these magazines.

Anyway a few semi-crumby drawings:





This one highlights how lost I get when I have to deal with shading. Eek!

Floating City

For those who don't know, life has been a little hectic for me as of late, but I'm slowly transitioning back to a productive work schedule and wanted to share a few warm up projects and exercises.

I've been doing a lot of experiments creating black and white patterns and mark-making. This little series of variations are the first of several pieces I'm hoping to debut on postmodernfrog integrating these patterns and textures digitally.

This piece which I'm calling "Satellite" is probably the closest I'll ever get to a Roger Dean painting. I guess I've always been into flying/floating stuff.

Here's a detail of the black and white sketch:



Here's the a color version which I made next using a scratched postcard and block print highlights:



And finally a simpler black and white variation:



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