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.

Progression pt. 1

This is a pretty inspiring exercise. Starting out with interesting colors and making shapes. And then try to imagine something in the picture. Scott Robertson did a dvd about this. This the most finished I've taken one of these sketches. I want to keep going with it, see if I can polish it even more, play with different ways to lead your eye around. I'm very interested in rendering as a tool for where you can lead the eye.

Listening to Radiohead

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Color and Shape

This is a simple/quick study from a photo taken in Venice, Italy back in March '08. I don't do these types of studies very often, or at least I haven't done it much before now. I used to look at a photo and see every detail, imagine myself there, with the sounds and the smells and feel the air on my skin... it was too overwhelming to try and translate all of this into a painting, the weight of the information would crush me before I began. But now, seeing a photo as nothing more than chunks of color, it has helped me simplify the process of translating it to my hand.

And another thing, I feel like color is one of those things that is really hard to get at first, but as you familiarize yourself with colors you know how they work together to create whatever u want. It's so different from drawing.