Posts Tagged ‘ design ’

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

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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

scribbles

This is a technique I use to loosen up and try to break the monotony when designing. We tend to fall into drawing the same shapes etc. To break out of that I use a piece of scrap paper, a piece used for calisthenics is the best, and draw random scribbles. The scribbles will start to look like objects or have a certain dynamic that is appealing. From those scribbles, I usually pull out lines and shapes that give interesting proportions or objects. Doing this usually frees me up and at times I’m able to pull good stuff, but it doesn’t work all the time.

scribbles

Dr. Seuss

I wasn’t lucky enough to have taken the same class that Jon, Alex, Dan and Cres took when they sketched out those dope “creature sketches” that Jon just posted.   I was fortunate enough to have the very same teacher throughout SJSU ID; Prof. John McClusky.   The connection that many of us had with him, was something that fueled the fire to strive beyond the norm.  Good, well informed design was only one of the many passions we picked up from John….Movies, Concept/Entertainment Design, Concept Artist, Sci-Fi, Infinite Futures and much more.  This sketch would be very ….Seussian…in one of Johns great qrit’s!  Thanks so much for the many inspirations John!

I sketched this around the same time JC sketched this creatures…guess it was one of our many late night sketch jam sessions!  Dude, how about that for our Lineweights “events”…Sketch Jam, Sketch Jam…

Dr. Seuss has always been one of my favorites and very influential as a young kid trying to learn to draw…Thanks Theodor Seuss Giesel!DrSuess

Enjoy!

New York City Street Art

Here is post #2 of the NYC Series I am posting.  In this edition, I looked through tons of photos that I took walking the streets of Manhattan.  There is Street Art/ Graffiti/ Murals, all over NYC.  Its pretty easy to see how the Art Scene in NYC flurishes, so much of it is out in the open and for all to see.  There seemed to be a trend amongst alot of the graffiti I came across in NYC, more thoughtfulness and playfulness.  The monkey sketch on the Left is painted on a Childrens Learning Center (grantted its on one of those metal roll up doors…the childrens learning center was in the Projects).  There is alot more inspiration to come for the NYC Series so check on back! Enjoy!

 

NY Street Art

Gotham City Library

Here  is the first sketch in a series of sketches that I am working on, based on photographs I took in New York City.  We only had 4 days in NYC Manhattan, so sketching time was limited.  But I did take a ton of photos, capturing little scenes I wanted to sketch out.  This one is the beginning of the NYC Library…scenes all over town like this made me realize why NYC was such a huge inspiration to Comic Book artist since the very beginning.  This one is for you Gotham.

Gotham_1

quick spaceship

I just got the Daniel Simon book and decided that I needed to  threw this down in prisma, sharpie and chartpak on cheap trace.     Lineweight? Lineweight!  Thanks Daniel for great inspiration!

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