Saturday, July 28, 2012

Serene Scene

I was trying to switch up my subject matter on this one a bit. I'd been doing a lot of animals studies about the time I did this sketch and people being very athletic or fit and I felt a need for something a little more static. Hence, here is a pregnant woman sitting by a still pond. Like it?

Friday, July 20, 2012

Miscellaneous Sketches and Stray Reptilians

Here's another menagerie of sketches! Again, I was studying birds and at least one snake. I think this may be some of the last sketches left over from, April and as you can see, some from May. These were performed in one of my favorite sketching mediums - black ballpoint pen.

Monday, July 16, 2012

Bricks and Borderlands

Here is another fruit of the recent Independence Day holiday. I was really able to sit down and conentrate during this long break from my normal schedule, not that I wasn't busy, but I was busy in a very pleasant way - busy with fun! That's the best kind of busy.

Drawing the bricks and armor was a nice departure form the flower drawings I had been doing during this time, and I think it kept me pretty fresh material wise. I definitely didn't get bored and the composition isn't too bad either. I'll probably put this one on the queue for development for personal work.

I also had a great time at a few antique shops, too, one of which had a treasure I couldn't pass up. I spied this beauty at the end of a shelf right behind a similar book that was far more expensive. The drawings/engravings are a little fantastic, especially the dinosaurs (I'm sure somewhere a Science Fairy died when I opened the cover), but that was part of the appeal in the end. Based on the description of the tiger, this big cat was something of a blood-sucking, murdering psychopath that enjoyed terrifying it's "victims" before dispatching them. So far, I haven't found a worse description in the whole book, but it's clear that science was a much different world back then even for children (the book was published in the very early 1900's). I am happy to put this in my collection, not as a science book, but as a fair tale with some great illustrations. My only regret is that there doesn't seem to be a credit to the illustrator who provided the imagery.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Porch, Garden, Patio

I had the pleasure of enjoying a wonderful 4th of July with some very close friends who enjoy the outdoors quite a bit. While I visited, I was able to sketch a few images for fun and then tried to watercolor them later. I think the watercolor part of things will be a bit harder to complete as I am out of practice, but I am looking forward to trying some floral studies.

Here are the preliminary drawings that I sketched out onto some water color paper.

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Sketchy Silliness

Okay, so here are some more old sketches. The subject matter is a bit eclectic, but hopefully, amusing to a certain extent. Some these sketches are just studies while others are meant to be completely silly charicatures of reality.

It's nice to be able to draw anything you fee like sometimes - including caped crusaders!