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Friday, January 16, 2009

Playground sketches

Just three quick sketches from the local park.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Blondes have more fun...

...even though they don't seem to be doing much in these 2 quick sketches. I get frustrated when I see other artists beautiful drawings of gorgeous women; they make me feel like a rank amateur. Still, I do find a certain amount of satisfaction in these that I've done. As an artist, I go back and forth between being depressed that I'm not as amazing as some other artists out there, and keeping it all in perspective and knowing that every day I get a little better. I need to remind myself that so far I've never really finished my drawings to the extent that some of these other artists do, and that with another cleanup pass or two, my drawings might be a little closer to theirs in quality. I guess I'm not too interested in the fine details, so much as the overall gesture of the girls I draw. One day when I have scads of free time lying around I'll do a nice cleanup of one of these and either do some digital color like my Martini Girl, or, dare I say, actually paint it for real.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Wolf Puppet Pt 2

Here are a few more sketches I did for the wolf puppet I talked about a week or two ago.

Just another way it could go. It's a bit more fanciful, and more clearly says "puppet" to me, though I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not. I really like the subtle menace of my previous design, but I still want this puppet to be fun. Though I'm an adult now (mostly), my first design almost made me wonder if I'd be able to be alone in a room late at night with that thing looking at me. I'm interested in Jarrod's feedback on these new sketches.