Friday, April 24, 2009

China man!

This is the product of a digital coloring demo that I will be showing my students tomorrow.  I wouldnt call this a digital painting because there was no effort to add value to show form. (a whole nother post, maybe...)  This is merely a graphical way of coloring something for the likes of 2D animation.  In photoshop i merely layed down flat color and made sure my lines were clean.   The pencil drawing is in the post below from my day in china town at the WWSC.  

Monday, April 13, 2009

WorldWide Sketch Crawl # 22

This last saturday yet another sketch crawl took place in China town of San francisco.  Heres my days worth of drawings and observations. 
A conversation among 2 chinese women.  This is just prismacolor pencil.  

My boy Carlos Drawing away.  I think he may have been on the phone for part of the drawing but I opted to leave that part out.  Micron pen and watercolor

These chinese men were EVERYWHERE in little groups playing cards and in this case mah-jong.  It was so great to see so many people enjoying the beautiful weather at the same time. Pen and markers. 
Talking under the trees.  Micron and watercolor.
This guy really had to use the restroom. Prismacolor and col-erase
Chinese man Caricature.  Col-erase.
And Lastly a bunch of faces from the day.  

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Time FLIES!!

Well, besides time flying by these last few weeks... I have been drawing, just not posting.  The process of posting is definitely something I enjoy doing.  But man it takes some good work to scan images, crop in PS, write a blurb like this one here, and then actually post it.  So, Im sorry if I had a little blog break.  Im back and,... its almost our 3 year anniversary!  Yep, me and this Blog, we go back all the way to April, 19, 2006.  So Heres to that!

A fly eater.... 
and a Camel... 
sitting in a tree.....
ok stop that rhyming this instant!

The Fly eater is actually a creature where the big "fly eyes" on the side of his head are not his real eyes but are there to distract and pull in the flys so that he can quickly catch and eat them.  Recently I had a small case of fruit flies in my apartment and have had them on my mind because of just how pesky they really are.  So no more flies. But I did get this drawing.  

And the camel was experimentation with a new style and a bit more refinement then I usually go in my sketchbook.  For this drawing I was looking at some work by Ben Balistreri and was really enjoying they way he handled his line and also the nice geometric shapes he used to create the shape of a body. 

Hoe you guys like!