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Use the force…

Hello all,

Its literally been light years since our last post.   With the recent formation of a workshop/art studio, I now have some space to reconnect to the work I love.  Last night I was lucky enough to go to my brother Joey’s art show @ Backspace Retail in Sonora, Ca.  Seeing him create beautiful work and share it with friends, family, strangers off the street..gave me that feeling of reconnecting with the art roots inside me.  So naturally I went straight one of my greatest sources of inspiration…star wars and yoda! Check out the step by step process I took to create a few pieces that are now hanging up in the workshop!  Enjoy!

Felix the Cat

Happy Birthday dad!  My dad sketched this really cute felix the cat that we used to have floating around the house when my brother and I were kids (ill have to try to find it).  I always loved this sketch, because MY DAD drew it and it looked so much like the real Felix!  He always sketched cute little characters like this and im positive that his influence (my moms too) is what lead my brother and I to art.  Felix is a totally under rated cartoon character and influenced other characters from the early days of animation till today!

I sketched these out as a present for my dad for his birthday!  Hope you like it dad!

Enjoy! 🙂

 

Happy Mikulás!

Happy Mikulás baba!  I just wanted to share with you today on Hungarian Mikulás a happy evening!

Mikulás is similar to a Santa Clause like figure, but he represent Saint Nicholas

Traditionally on Mikulas children put out their freshly cleaned boot on the window sill waiting for him to come by in the night and fill their boots with treats.  Good kids get things like sweets, nuts fruit, chocolate, while the bad kids get coal, switches and wooden spoons! This year Zsuzsa gets both 🙂

Boldog Mikulás! (happy mikulas)

 

 

Batman #1 is out!

Today Batman #1, part of DC’s All New 52 came out!  I cant put this comic down, fantastic art work by Greg Capullo, Scott Snyder and Jonathan Glapion!  Started with one post it, and worked my way out..I might just sketch the whole cover using post its.  Hope you enjoy!

This is Brett!

Quick sketch of our great co-worker Brett!  Rock on buddy!

 

Lord Kensington

Here @ Kensington we are proud of our rich history and heritage that stands the test of time from generation to generation.  Kensington was originally founded by The Honourable William Edwardes Kensington the 4th, also known as the Baron of Kensington or Lord Kensington.   As a very eccentric and avid lock collector, Lord Kensington was a very important figure in the County of Middlesex.   In 1868 he was elected to the House of Commons for Havefordwest, and held the Security Seat until 1872.  Lord Kensington never lost sight for his love of  collecting mid-evil locks, widgets and all sorts of gizmos.   Apart from his political career he also held the honorary post of Chief Lieutenant of Redwood Shire.    In 1873, Lord Kensington invented a mechanical tamper proof, tumbling device for the Earl of Limrick, to lock down his expensive computational instruments and gauges.  He filled for his first patent that very same year and he turned his love of collecting locks into much much more.

New Blood: Introducing Tony Ton

We would like to introduce a new contributor to the Lineweights website, our good friend Tony Ton.  Tony has a great eye for design and loves to sketch!  Welcome Tony, looking forward to more sketches to come!

 

daily doodles

On a rainy day like today, nothing like little sketches to keep the imagination flowing…

Motorcycle Sketch Demo- 1968 Benelli 175cc

I have been meaning to sketch out my motorcycle (my grandpa’s old bike) for some time now.  I started with just a simple papermate fine point on marker paper with the sketch below.  Feeling out the shapes, silhouette, proportions and placement of each part.  There is lots of room in the engine area, because Benelli used this frame for 4 different size engines (125, 175, 250 and 360cc!).  Click on each image below for the step by step demonstration!

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A throw back to Prof. Dave Fleming

When I originally started SJSU, I was declared in Graphic Design.  My first semester in the major I decided to take an Industrial Design class as one of my electives.  I was pretty excited to get into the class, since we would be learning how to “sketch like the star wars artists!”  Dave Fleming was the professor for the class, and I heard murmurs from other students that we were really fortunate to have him!  Each day, Prof. Fleming would bring in new and exciting materials to learn to sketch with.  We would gather around his desk, every other class session, to watch him sketch.  I tried to take as many notes as I could, but it was not only hard to keep up, but many times I would just watch in awe. (read more below)

Right from the beginning we were tossed into the pool, expected to know how to swim.  Our perspective training was basically a one week recap, from there, we went full bore into all sorts of materials, lighting, shadowing, coloring, textures, etc.   We got lots of encouragement and inspiration from Prof Fleming, and he always had lots of saying to carry us through the semester.  It was tough to keep up, but once the class was over, I was really thankful for what Prof Fleming taught the class.  On the last day of class Prof Fleming came up to me to give me my grade and he said…”you know, I would really think about changing over from Graphic Design to Industrial Design…you have the eye for it”…from that point forward my life was changed forever.  Thanks Professor Fleming for all the encouragement, education and inspiration!  Check out his old school work below… and his most current paintings here.. http://www2.cruzio.com/~fleming/

San Bruno Fire

Yesterday @ 6pm, a PG&E natural gas line blew a 30×20 ft crater in the earth of the San Bruno hills.  The flame traveled through the lines and engulfed an entire neighborhood.  This sketch is a tribute to the family, friends, firefighters, medics, Red Cross volunteers and others effected by the disaster.  Our thoughts and prays go out to you!

Congrats Joey!

I put together this little montage for my brother Joey, who just recently graduated Cogswell Polytech!   The school held a nice dinner for the graduates and had these comment cards at each table….Joey and I decided to sketch on them while we ate dinner!  Way to go bro, you did an amazing job in school and im so proud of you!  Time to take on the concept design world, i know that you are going to make mom and dad so proud!

Lineweights New Look

Recently we were having a bit of trouble reformatting and reshaping what Lineweights would look like.  We finally, after a bit of digital wrestling with CSS…got it looking all shiny and new!  Hope you like it!

If you have any comments or feedback, it would be great to hear from you.  You can email us @ lineweights@gmail.com

Enjoy!