Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sketchcrawl 28 and Forest Lawn Photographs

When I posted my sketches from Sketchcrawl 28, I forgot to post the pictures I took. Here they are, along with some pictures I took at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, where I went with a friend to see the gallery exhibit Menagerie. Enjoy!

Illustration Friday: Acrobat

Just a quick sketch this week! This little guy is my interpretation of my friend Clayton's drawings of the Monkey King he did in class last week. I still think his drawings are cuter. The monkey had a bigger head, more chibi-like, and he rode a cloud. How can you not like that?

I used an 80% gray marker on this! woohoo! One day I won't hesitate with the darker colors.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sketch Backlog

A few post-worthy sketches I've missed posting in the last month. Not as many as I wish I had, but better than none at all.

Chantry Flats Landscape Drawing - part 2

I went to my second landscape drawing workshop at Chantry Flats. It was a ton of fun, and I met some artists who were new to Karl's workshops. The weather was beautiful, not as hot as it could have been this time of year. The only negative is that I got a minor sprain when I was crossing a boulder-strewn stream. Ooops. My coordination, or lack-thereof, strikes again.

I had only two pens, and a whole bunch of markers with me, so I was really focused on composition of a scene and tonal values. My favorite drawing was the last one of the day, of the fallen log in the stream. Strong focal point, strong contrast, variation of line directions. The only change I'd make is not putting the log so dead center, but that's a minor change. I felt these were much stronger than my previous Chantry Flats trip.