Posts Tagged ‘ sketch ’

high on fructose…

been awhile since ive picked up a good magazine and cut loose sketching and getting inspired and what not…James Jean is definitely one of my favorite  illustrators…i just needed a break, needed to breath a little, this is what i like to do from time to time to warm up and loosen up (oh yeah, dom’s warm ups are good too)

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Sketch Warm Up!

Feeling tired and rusty?  Been a while since you last sketched? Need a pick-me-up, that will get your marker started?  Sketching warm ups are the best way to break that silence between your pen and paper.  It will help your brain visualize your next move and learn to build confident lines.  This technique shown here is most commonly taught at Art Center in Pasadena, and Scott Robertson being the biggest proponent!  I threw on his DVD and did a little sketch warm ups.

Click on the photo to take you over to the full Sketch Warm Up, filed under Tutorials and Techniques page!

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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

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!

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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!

SF Zoo Sketch Crawl- Review

We wanted to share with everyone the wonderful work that everyone that came out on June 14 @ the SF Zoo.   Sketching animals that are moving around, at a pretty good distance can be quite a challenge…but so many people did such fantastic work! Also, check out the photos that our 2 wonderful photographers shot all throughout the day!  Thanks again all, and please share it with every person on this big happy planet you know!

Oh, before I forget….would anyone be interested in getting this work in a MINI BOOK form?

Who didnt get a copy of our first SKETCH BOOK?  Hit us up, we will hook you up with one!  They turned out awesome Jon!

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In Memory of Michael Jackson

These sketches were done in loving memory of Michael Joseph Jackson, the King of Pop.  The gathering of people I see on  TV, the Internet and in every other area of life…speaks so strongly to the fragility and love we all share as humans.  Micheal stood for much more than music and dancing to so many people….unity, peace, happiness and equality…(the music and dancing did help thou :).  Even with all the difficult periods in life he faced, people  still stood by him.  The joy and memories he brought to so many people across the globe will surely be missed but also remembered.  I still remember getting my copy of Thriller, which was my first fill lenght album.  I listened to it over and over and over…  Thanks for the memories MJ, and peace to the Jackson family.

In Memory of Michael Jackson