Monday, September 19, 2011

Some Recent Sketches

The monster on the far left is the creature in 'Night (or Curse) Of The Demon,' from 1957. The guy at the bottom started out as Richard Ashcroft from The Verve, but it morphed into something else.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Sketch A Day Journal days 1-4

Picked up this small journal at Urban Outfitters. I like the way the pages are broken up, with each one split into two sections. Unfortunately the paper is fairly thin, so if you do any inks or even darker pencils, it follows through to the other side. I'm going to refrain from inks for the most part for this book...I might have to skip over and just draw on the two right pages...we'll see.

Here are the first four days worth of drawings.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Speed Inking a Futuristic Vampire

The theme for this sketch came from a list of ideas that's part of a communal sketchbook art project at my job.

Coordinated by one of our art directors, he had about twelve of us at work sign on board to each fill up a 40 page Moleskin sketchbook...there's no set formula and you can draw whatever you like, but as inspiration he came up with a list of 44 different ideas and pasted that list on the inside of the sketchbooks, which he handed out to each of us. I liked the concepts and ideas and knew it would push me to draw things I normally might not.  This page just said 'Futuristic Vampire.' I've done five so far, including this guy, as well as 'Robot Vs Monster,' 'Goth Fairy,' 'Currency,' 'Good 'Ol Barbarian chick or guy,' and 'What's Under My Bed?'  I'll post some of the drawings I do on this blog as I do them, but for the majority, I'll wait until the entire sketchbook is filled up before posting anything.

Here's a video for this one; I hadn't thought of filming the pencils, so it's just the inks.