Wednesday, April 28, 2010

"Revenge is a dish best served chilled!" Take 2

Remember awhile back, I posted a sketch I did of Kristin Chenoweth from Pushing Daisies? Well I finally picked up some colored pencils and gave it a go at bringing it to life with a little color. For anyone who has seen Pushing Daisies, you'll know it's a show that thrives on vibrant eye catching color! I wanted to try and achieve that richness in my drawing. Since I really like how the line art for this drawing turned out, I wanted to leave it in tact. So I pulled out my light box, that my friend Helen built, and the snazzy new Prisma Colored Pencils that my friend Jon gave me. I paper clipped my blank paper to the original drawing, and started working up a rough under painting. It was really fun to use the light box since it let me to reference my original sketch, while allowing me to build up the "lines" through contrast in both value and colors. It gave me a lot more freedom to build up the form without relying on the illustrative lines. This was my first time using this technique and I found it to be both fun and rewarding!

As you may have noticed, I have added a watermark to the image. This is because I recently had some of my art stolen and it was being printed and sold on t-shirts. So in an effort to protect my work, I am starting to watermark it. I am also preparing to start selling prints of my art very soon, and will be sure to keep you all posted. If anyone is interested in purchasing a print of my art, please let me know and I'll be happy to work that out with you.

As Always, thank you so much for stopping by. Feel free to comment with any questions, critique or feedback. Have a lovely day!


Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Erin and Katon

It's been awhile since I posted, I recently moved and just got my scanner hooked up and working again, so get ready for a flood of sketches!

Since my last post, two of my dear friends, Erin and Katon, got engaged. They are so wonderful together and I'm incredibly happy for them. Katon is always taking stunning pictures of Erin, and when I saw a pic taken of the two of them right after getting engaged, I was inspired to sketch them. They just have such a joy around them, that I wanted to see if I could capture it on paper. It actually took a couple rough thumbnails to start to get the gesture and the mood right. I feel so very rusty when it comes to drawing in a semi photo realistic style. I intended to leave it somewhat rough though, allowing the lines to give it a little more life and character. Overall I'm happy with it, but it's not even close to capturing how wonderfully beautiful they are, and the connection they share.

I hope you enjoyed this post. More to come soon, and as always feel free to comment, critique and ask questions! Have a great day!