Friday, February 28, 2014

Sketch of the day 10 - collaboration

Drawing with Arthur :) I made some of those marks so this has to count for today.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

sketch a day 9 - Almitra WIP

I wanted to move a personal piece forward a bit, but only have these short amounts of time per day to do it. So instead of a quick sketch, I put in some time on a larger WIP piece. More later.

Monday, February 24, 2014

sketch a day 6

Did a quick paintover of an old life drawing sketch. Not really working.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Sketch a day 5

Quick one today . A robot drawn with my colleague and son , Arthur!

Saturday, February 22, 2014

sketch a day 4 / Atelier Week 3

So today is week 3 of my 6 week Saturday class at Sadie Valeri Atelier in San Francisco. I am having a wonderful time there. I have always wanted to work on my anatomy and rendering ability and accuracy. There is nothing better than have 6 - 3 hour long sessions of the same pose so you can really match what your eye is seeing. This will have to count as my sketch of the day as well.

Friday, February 21, 2014

Sketch A Day 3 - Point Bonita Lighthouse

Started this Friday off with an early morning trip to the VA hosipital at Ft. Miley, a hidden gem in San Francisco. That early morning light on a rare, fog-free morning creates beautiful shadow shapes on the mountainous basalt cliffs across the narrow Golden Gate.
   Did this 30 minute plein-aire sketch with that Cintiq Companion Hybrid. using Artflow, a terrific combination.

Thursday, February 20, 2014


I have wanted to work on some line drawing for some time. I have always been inspired by FengZhu, Scott Robertson and others who have that industrial design background and truly master perspective line drawings.
   I have worked for a long time in photoshop and have worked in a technique with only simple preliminary sketches, and then I block in value and start painting, I only bring in some tight lines at the end. The problem is, although it feels more flexible, it hides the fact that sometimes I am not committing to forms. When all you have is line, you cant fudge it. I hope to do more of these as part of my daily sketch series and watch some improvement with practice. Its also one of the reasons I purchased a cintiq companion, so I am working that into my workflow for these.

NEAR FUTURE EXCAVATOR! My son has been really into heavy equipment lately so it got me thinking about doing something other than a battle vehicle.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

sketch-a-day - 001

There you have it. my attempt at creating more images, regardless of how they look. I had a weird dream as I was awakening today and thought I would try to capture it as best I could.

I am giving myself a 1 hour max timelimit on these so I can hopefully stick to doing 1 a day for as long as possible.

I am aware of how hard it is to commit to that, but I think if I do my best, I will at least get better at composing images and not being too attached to each one.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014