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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!

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!

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/

Monkies, Guns and Life

Sketching random things you see or imagine and composing them into one sketch, can be a pretty interesting way to spice up your content.  This is a combination of both things I came across, like the older gentleman on the right, the hand gun, and the city in the background…the skull, rocket ships and monkey in the space suit are from a Digital Art magazine.   Had a bunch of fun with this sketch, hell…who doesn’t like drawing monkeys?

Muji fine point pen, sharpie fine point, on Brown Paper

Smokin!

Been really inspired by Brian Viveros lately, I definitely want to own some of his art one of these days! Took about 5 underlays to get this one right, its still to heavy in line work, but the body pose feels right. Done on trace paper with razor point, chartpack and a bit of prisma.

Dynamic Figures

Hey Guys,

I’ve been super inspired by Spencer Nugent’s Sketch-A-Day and I’ve taken it upon myself to do the same thing! So here is the first one I copied some stuff from Burne Hogarths Book “Dynamic Figure Drawing” Used a pilot razor point 2 on trace.

Razor Point 2, Trace

Smart Car.

Pretty straight up…time to draw a Smart Car!  They have such cool little personalities,  it makes it easy to capture the character like feel that these cars have.  Used a ultra fine point Sharpie and Pentel Sign Pen to bold up the out side lines.  Keep it loose and free… Enjoy!

Smart Car_1

Curvilinear Forms

Curvilinear Forms can be some of the toughest things to sketch in perspective, but when you nail it they can shine for you.  This technique reaches back to my first Visualization class with Dave Fleming at San Jose States Industrial Design Dept.  Follow each step, and you will learn to build 3D curvilinear forms on paper!

Curvilinear Form_1

1.  Perspective, Proportions and Connections:  Sketch your initial box forms.  Take a look at the proportions of the two boxes in relationship to each other (they are the major bodies of the object).  Once you are happy with the proportions, connect the two boxes, and find the center line of both boxes.

Curvilinear Form_2

2)  Contour lines, Center lines, Radi and More:  Use your sketch from step one asn an underlay to make the second sketch.   Lightly ghost the key points from the original sketch (as visual reference).  Start to “shape” the boxes into softer forms, paying attentions to the outside profile to maintain the correct perspective position of those curves.   Use crossing contour lines to help describe to your eye how you see those new shapes.  Add curves and Radi based off of those contour lines.  Make sure that the center lines now live on both forms.

Curvilinear Form_3

3) Final Shape, Details Texture and Preparation:  Use the sketch from step 2 to help create your final shape.  Adjust curves and contours to fit your design, always referencing your previous sketch.  Place key details that play a big part in the design on the object, always looking to see if center lines/ contour lines hit those objects (this can help play up certain details).  Always follow the surfaces you have built to make details more realistic.  Add textures if necessary to separate forms, and the sketch is prepared for value and shading!

Enjoy!

Cousin’s Sketch Series- Part 2

In the series I am working on for all my younger cousins, this sketch (scanned in progress, not shown finished here) was done for my little cousin Sofie.  She loves rivers, streams, waterfalls and cool hidden natural places.  This composite sketch was done using The Art of Pocahontas as inspiration, its a large sketch…11×17, so I scanned it in 2 parts.  I have 6 more sketches to go in the “Cousin’s series”, each one gets a sketch for their birthday this year 🙂

Sofies sketch