Hey Guys. Sorry no new artwork for now. I have been pretty busy with my new job these days. But as I said in an earlier post Im designing The Endangered Species Clothing Company's Spring T-shirt line and Its gonna be GREAT!. So in the mean time They interviewed me and made a little video to go along with it. Check it out guys and Let me know what you think!
Heres the Video! Click on the link above to get to the interview!
So I know many of you have heard of character design from life from people like Stephen Silver, Mark McDonnell, and Mike Mattesi. These guys have it down!~
Simply put, when a model is in front of you, create a character from it. Create a story for it to live in and keep drawing that character for every pose your model decides to go into. This can be done with a clothed, or a nude model. Its all about what you see and what moves you about the model.
So Heres a series of drawings from life. Character was my number one goal and of course putting the force and rhythm into it as well.
THis Guy is a concept for an upcoming Project Im working on with some friends of mine over at TES Clothing . They are Great guys, and Im really excited about the product Im working on with them.
These are just me having fun! So I know Its been A couple weeks. I had a tough time getting back on track after the vacation. The stupid cough has been with me since I got back and I think its only barely starting to let go. Ah well. When I got back I hit up a zoo and have been working hard on some animation. My Thesis Project has also been keeping me busy.
Please take a look at those pages too for more stuff!
Time definitely flies when your having fun! I was on vacation in Europe for just over 2 weeks and drew over 60 pages in my sketchbook!
Everything was so inspiring, from the people on the cruise I was on to the monuments in Rome and Turkey that I saw. It really opened my eyes and made me appreciate what I do and how I can take a little bit of something and make it my own in my sketch book. It also made me want to really look at where I live (San Fran! ) In a new way. I mean, Theres so much to see where you live...just open your eyes and look harder!
Heres a sample of the fun I had. Hope you Enjoy it. I know I did. Love life and be happy!!
Hey guys here's a painting I did while on my Mediterranean cruise. I'm currently in Spain with my love and my family and were having a blast. Words can't describe how much we want to move here! If your in the bay area , I hope the weathers good!! Well be back on Monday!!
So Ape was a blast! Thanks to everyone who came and supported me and bought either a book, print or an original. Its always so humbling to see tons of great work under one roof.
Shout out time! I want to say thanks to Chris Sonnenburg from Conduct Happiness and his lovely wife for being great booth partners! Thanks Guys! ;) Also- While I was at APE Bill Robinson let me know about a great event thats going on very soon. The Purrcasso art and Craft Sale will take place in Berkeley an Saturday November 7th and 8th. There will be a silent Auction of dog and cat related artwork. The piece that I am submitting is below. Let me know what you guys think!
Also While I was at APE I painted an acrylic piece for a friend of his girlfriend in a yoga pose. Im starting to feel more comfortable with acrylics everyday! Below is a sample of the piece I did for Ben. Also Here are the larger images of the bikers on the poster. Enjoy....phew...long post!
Lastly, A picture of me at APE with my new banner! Woot woot! Picture taken by my Daisy!
Just wanted to let you guys know about a few things!
First of all this Weekend is the San Francisco Alternative Press Expo. (APE) Ill have a booth there and have a ton of stuff for you guys to check out! Skateboards, prints, originals, and of course my book "Sketch or Die". So Stop by and visit buy some cool art and say hello! Ill be at booth 462!
Next news item on the list - Ill be a featured artist at San Francisco's ART CRANK Bike Poster Show. Below is my submission to the show. It had to be a bike theme (of course), but aside from that I could do whatever I wanted. It was actually tons of fun to do. I created them separately ( you can see the originals framed above) in marker on paper.
Come on over to the Chrome bag store on 4th st at 7:00 pm on October 24th. Its gonna be a blast!! Sadly I wont be there...Ill be in Europe that night. But The posters will be pre-signed and numbered for your convenience. ALso they will be exclusive to this event, so if you like them then you had better be there on the 24th!
So thanks to a blog post by Mel Milton... (another great artist ,find his name in my links list)Posted maybe a year or two ago I stumbled upon a great blog called The Sartorialist by Scott Schuman. It is now one of the most viewed blogs in the world and one of Time Magazines top 100 design Influencers.
Over the course of the time whenever Im having trouble with a character I know I can always go to Scotts blog and Look at the great pictures of ordinary and extraordinary people wearing the clothes that make them...well THEM. Fashion and clothing, just as art is a way of self expression.
Reading the blog over the last few months I noticed Scott was coming out with a book of the same title of the blog. So I went to the store and picked up a copy and was blown away with how jam packed full of pictures it is. Its a great buy for any artist, fashionista, and character designer.
As an Ode to Scott Schuman and His blog, I want to Draw as many characters from this book as possible. Now it would be great to draw all of them as they all deserve to be drawn.... but Im not going to make any promises here and now. lets just see what happens shall we...
For Now here are 2 of the Sketches by me, and inspired from "The Sartorialist" by Scott Schuman.
The First is From Page 486
The Second is the Cover Girl
This one is the Cover of the Book ( photo by Scott Schuman) just to show you the way I will be designing and getting inspiration from the book.
I will NOT just copy the pose/clothing/or realistically render anything. I am doing this to 1. Draw better 2. Draw from what inspires me 3. Create memorable characters 4. DRAW BETTER!
Hey guys, Wow, I never thought that I would be able to upload a sketch to my blog while I was sipping coffee at a cafe... That's just crazy. Check out Blogpress! From the app store.
Here's a drawing I did last night while at sketch Tuesdays at 111 Minna gallery. I did more but my phone died before I could take any pics. Also Sorry I can't scan this one in. The woman who I drew purchased the piece before I even finished :)
So i have been trying some new things with my life drawing sessions. Im trying to add more character design to them and Im also trying more with perspective. I would like to be able to force perspective when I want or when I feel it is needed for the pose or the story. Its a great challenge and I know it will only make me draw better.