Posts Tagged ‘Sketches



04
Jul
12

sketches

05
Feb
12

Art Project: Drumhead 1

This is a little different from what I usually post, and I have been working on character sketches for my book so I will be posting those soon, but I had an opportunity to come up with an art project for myself this year, kind of a homework assignment, to see if I could do it. So I'm doing three drumheads, drawing on them, each one of a different drummer, showing images from several decades of the same drummer. Thought this would be interesting. Plus, each drumhead's in a different style. Within a month, I got two done, and I'm working on the third one. So here's the first.

04
Feb
12

work doodles

faces I've sketched quickly at work while on breaks (hence the different kinds of pens and lined paper)

01
Sep
11

Drummer Sketches

Three quick sketches, just some more reference sketches based on research into one of my character's interests

 

 

 

08
Mar
11

Dave Tough Sketches

The first of two quick pen sketches I did of a photo of Dave Tough playing...I used a wider pen for this one.

23
Nov
10

Pup sketches

Just some quick sketches of the pup

10
Feb
09

More Sketches After Bill Mauldin

 

Inspired by Bill Mauldin

Paying attention to the equipment and facial expression

 

Inspired by Bill Mauldin

Paying attention to the equipment and pose

 

Paying attention to the equipment and facial expression

Paying attention to the equipment and facial expression

25
Jan
09

Sketches of Faces

 

Sketched ideas for characters, not from any references

Sketched ideas for characters, not from any references

31
Dec
08

Reference Sketches

 

inspired by Bill Mauldin

inspired by Bill Mauldin

In preparation for my graphic novel, I study photos and drawings from the war. Sketching the poses, clothing, and supplies allows me to not only see what people wore and lived with but actually study it and enter it into my visual vocabulary.

 

inspired from reference photos

inspired from reference photos




I'm an artist writing and drawing a graphic novel that takes place during the Second World War. On this blog I will display the sketches I do in researching and preparing for the book. Check out the about page if you'd like to learn more about me, or subscribe to the RSS feed if you'd like to receive updates.