Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Shapes and Symbols

This started as an exercise with light and dark values and shapes. I started rendering it just to see what happens and then I started thinking about symbols (ie, dots for eyes and a shape for a mouth; I recently reread Scott McCloud's Understanding Comics and he talks about the face as a symbol) and without them, all we can see are maybe materials, maybe something in three dimensions, but nothing really to ground our focal point.

I realize that some people are more intrigued by pure abstract shapes, devoid of symbolism and others (like myself) are very interested in these symbols. It's a lot of fun to play with.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Samus Sketch

Colored up an old ink drawing.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Old Timey

This was inspired by my friend Jean Fhillipe. Always inspiring, his stuff blows my mind. Looking forward to seeing his work everywhere in the near future!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Friday, November 06, 2009


I like mountains.


These poses range from 2-10 minutes.
Markers for warmups and watercolor for 10 minute poses.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Study, Study, Study

A quick Albert Bierstadt study.

A quick John Singer Sargent study.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Coffee Shop Sketchin' 2

A collection of sketches from cafes, friends' homes, road trips to NYC and Montreal, a life drawing class, and a couple of peaceful days outside.