Wednesday, October 24, 2007

The Good

A few of the drawings from The Sketchbook Project that I think turned out really well (or better than expcected).

The Bad and The Ugly

As promised (or threatened), here are some of the very bad drawings I did for The Sketchbook Project. These are some quick sketches I did using charcoal. As previously stated, charcoal is NOT my friend. I've never worked with it before, and it is clear I need to practice. The point of the following sketches was to do something quick (1-2 minutes tops), with no reference material, using a medium I've never tried before. Since the theme of the project was "fear" I thought I did a good job of not only drawing things that represent fear, but doing it in a way that scared me.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Fun from The Sketchbook Project

I haven't had time to work on anything new, so here are some more sketches that were part of The Sketchbook Project. All sketchbooks will be on dispay at the Art House in Decatur, Georgia on October 27th.

This is a quick cartoonish sketch I did of monsters hiding under a child's bed.

In keeping with the theme of "fear" I did 2 caricature's of people that scare a lot of us!

And to be fair, this probably scares those guys:

Monday, October 08, 2007


The past 6 weeks have been very busy....I got married and went on my honeymoon, so I did not have time to work on any drawings. Since then I have been busy with post wedding crap, car accidents, and everyday life. I just realized that the deadline for submitting my sketchbook to The Sketchbook Project was fast approaching, so I had to get to work.

The theme was "fears" so I decided to just do a literal interpretation and draw things that people are afraid of. I played around with different mediums (charcoal is NOT my friend) and styles. Some drawings I worked on for no longer than 1 minute, while others I worked on for hours. Some turned out really well, and some just did not. Seeing as the reason for this blog is to show my progression, I will be posting the good with the bad.

This is the 1st page of the book. Overall it's not the worst thing I did, but I did have a lot of trouble drawing flames. I used several different pencils from a B to 8B.

The next drawing of a jail cell was done using a single sepia pencil. I should have used a ruler to get the lines straight and keep the perspective.

"Bugs" was done using black calligraphy ink and a crow quill pen. I haven't really worked with this medium before. I think it could have been a cool effect, but the paper was too thin to handle the ink and the pen was tearing right through the paper.