Posts Tagged ‘ pen ’

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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Printer Sketch

Really quick printer sketch… bic ball point black/red on bond paper.

smart truck

What if Smart Car…..made a truck?  While I was working the other day, I stared out the window at a Smart Car and thought….wow, it might be cool if they made a cute little truck.  Make it a bit longer, add a really short bed, could be pretty sweet!  ….no no, not a Isuzu Brat….a Smart Truck! 

Mobile Post Test: Robots

Here is a quick sketch I did while out and about, but wanted to share it with LW’s quickly…so, im testing out the iPhone’s ability to get a nice posting up on wordpress. Sketched this on brown bag paper, took a photo, edited it with the Photoshop Mobile app and uploaded it with the WordPress app. I really want to explore the possibilities of sharing sketches/art/inspiration, quickly and at times when you dont have full computer access! Lets us know what you think… this concpet might become a regular on Lineweights! Enjoy!

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

SF Train Station

I was down at the SF Train Station the other day and sketched out all 3 different types of trains that run outta there… CalTrain, Muni and Freight.  Trains are so huge that its really easy to see perspective lines (even thou some of mine are off), its great practice to help training your eye to visualize perspective lines.SF Train Station

back to basics: syd mead

Since its been a long while since my last post, I felt like I needed to get back to some of my basics to get the ball rolling again.  Also its “back to school”time…it can be really helpful to warm up your school year with some of the basics you learned throughout art school.   I threw on the first Syd Mead Gnomon tutorial video, and sketched along with him.  http://www.thegnomonworkshop.com/store/category/107/Syd-Mead

back to basics_syd mead

Mr. Magoo- caricature sketch

During many of our design studio classes, there was nothing more fun than sketching a caricature of people in the class.   We had a really solid group of students moving through the Industrial Design program ahead of us…who helped to inspire the drive of  Always Sketching …. One of our favorite subjects was our beloved teacher Tomasz Migurski @ SJSU ID.  Here is one of the pages I found, rummaging through old sketches.  I know you guys have more sketches (Jon, Alex, Dan and Kings!)…post’m up!

Magoo

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

smoke eater

this is a shotgun blast of some ideation sketches i did for the fore-mentioned creature project jon has showcased.  i came up with a creature that you wore on your neck that would eat second-hand smoke in your environment.  this was a great warm up project that lasted about two weeks.

creature_project

street sweeper social club

The soundtrack for the Lineweights REVOLUTION has come!

http://streetsweepersocialclub.com/

Our boy Tom Morello has teamed up with MC/Activist/Artist/Front man of The Coup…Boots Riley.   Morello representing the SoCal, Boots from the mean streets of Oakland representing NorCal…join together to spread the word of uprising, change and revolution.  Street Sweeper Social Club is….”more than a band, it’s a social club.”  Love the idea of looking at MUSIC as more than the “individual band”, but more about the SOCIAL group it creates.  Thats the same reason why Lineweights is online!  Enjoy the boombox-tommy gun-earshot!

StreetSweeperBoomBoxTom and Boots

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!