Thursday, October 22, 2009

Progress, Progress, Progress

Hello World,

Well back at it again. Between compulsive internet addictions, a severe cold, making a logotype for my mother and monkeying with the software and hardware of my computer, I managed to get some work done.
I've also been looking at various art academies, thinking about possible futures. One has interested me the most: Kewaunee Academy of Fine Art. It's location, cost, discipline and class size are most attractive. Who knows!
Meanwhile, here are some images of my current project in the works.
This is the first stage. I started out with a gesture drawing, not specific but still measuring out approximate features. This image is later in the game. I've got the whole support covered with some kind of brightness.

Now here I'm blocking in brightness areas going from general to specific. The ground is lowering in brightness and more layers of graphite are put down.

Now I'm starting to get into some detail and making adjustments to some of the shapes that describe the jawline. I'm getting a little dark already on the neck. I gotta work in the other areas more. I'm just trying to work from general to specific and paying attention to the whole area of the work!

I know these pictures are not that great but I wanted to get this up before I go to Chicago tonight! The drawing still needs a ton more work but it'll be good to get away from it for the weekend and see it with new eyes on my return.

Enjoy yourselves!


Friday, October 9, 2009

Latest Poster


This is the latest poster I made. Handmade with ink, watercolor, pen and brush. If you need a poster made then give me a ring.

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

New chairman project


I have one more chairman to draw for Earl so I figured I would document the process for some reason. Here are the source images of Frank Wandahsega:

That's all I've got for this drawing. They didn't have many cameras on the reservation back then.

So I'm going to work from the second image the most. I've got a sense of what his hair looks like from the first image. I still can't see his eyes. I'm going to have to improvise.

I do have an image of his grandson or son(?) (I'm not too clear on the relation) Ted Wandahsega:

Earl is his grandson and there's an image floating around of junior somewhere so I've got lots of secondary references.

I don't know what's going to happen and that's o.k.

I'm going to get sketching!