Sunday, April 25, 2010

Illustration Friday: Ahead

The snail came out ahead of the pack.

This one came straight from the sketchbook. I'm limiting myself to pen and marker for a while to hone my drawing skills as well as my lighting/rendering skills. I have a number of sketches to post from my Drawing for Composition class and I'm also hoping to get into the summer Drawing for Composition class. We'll be going on location and starting with organic forms, then working up to mechanical forms. I also really need to get better at my quick sketching of entire forms. I start rendering, then I render things to death, losing a bit of the vitality of the original sketch.

9 comments:

Maria Bogade said...

Great sketch!

Claudio Rodriguez Valdes said...

Love it!

k.h.whitaker said...

beautiful drawing

Eric said...

Amazing as always :)

dolls like us said...

I love snails reminds me of the woods.

Leen Christens said...

Beautiful sketches! It is a sketch, but it also looks like a finished work you can frame! It's beautiful on it's own!

Anne Curthoys said...

This is lovely, cute expression on the snail too!

Dayle's Painted Diary-Dayle Dodwell said...

Wonderful sketching style. It has weight and it is believable.

Mike said...

Awesome drawing, very well done. Perfect for the topic. Great job.