Drawing at the Mall

While studying figure drawing my instructor would have us go to the nearby mall and draw people. Each time we had a challenge to draw people at the food court, draw people walking, draw people on the first floor (fore shortening was the toughest), draw people on the escalators, etc. This is one of the best ways to practice and get some pencil mileage and study figure drawing.

daily doodles

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

from the doodle farm

daily doodles as the friday lingers slowly….

anyone in this meeting that tries to get in my way, i will sketch ur face off…or at least try too…

am i the only one looking forward to lady gaga glasses?

Amongst the sea of crappy tablets and tvs, I think that the Lada Gaga Polaroid Glasses are the most innovative and intriguing tech this year…

if i bought em….

quick break time sketch

 

Happy New Years from Lineweights!

can’t ring in the new year without one more sketch blog!  can you guess who i ripped this sketch off from? (i did sketch it myself)

 

Here’s another for good measure.

New Year’s Resolution…quit being lazy and post more often…

No excuses…I’ve been lazy and haven’t been posting despite Dom’s violent threats to kick me of Lineweights and punch me in the face and smash my wrists with a sledgehammer…so for this New Year I will post more, that gives me 2 more days of laziness 🙂

I bought my Dad a MacBook Pro for Christmas and was playing around with the Photo Booth thingy…interesting characters, its nice to do a self portrait that’s goofy, fun, quick and loose…

Oh dear, how the time flies…

I remembered one important point of websites, especially blogs, and that is to always keep the content fresh. I’d like to say that my lack of fresh material was due to my busy time as a designer but alas, being unemployed and looking for work can lead to many distractions. I did finally planned and went on the vacation that I needed to open my eyes and learn more about places other than California and indeed I have. I spent a week in Texas near Dallas catching up with an old middle school friend and an old high school friend who have been making a pretty decent living there for the past decade. My experience has concluded that home is where I can make the best living for myself. I’ve been couped up in California for so long I was blind to give other places a chance. I am now back on the job hunt, stronger than ever, never holding myself back. I remind myself that I am never bound by a place or by people and that I can embrace other places fitting to my living needs and goals.

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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Sketches

Some sketches! yay!

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!

more office sketchies

yes, the real world can be very demanding of people’s time and alas am left with only the time it takes to boot my laptop at work to indulge in my pen-to-paper craft.