Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Scribbles and Chow
A few more gesture studies, some Loomis and my very first CHOW attempt!
I am stepping pretty far out of my comfort zone in attempting the chow. I am not even sure what made me go look to see the subject for the week, but as soon as I read the description, ideas started brewing in my head.
Now I have a lot of hard decisions. Pants or shorts? Hat or no hat? Horns or no horns? What should the lighting be? How should he be holding his hand? What color.. Oh man, I didn't even think about color! Crap! What media is my final going to be in? If I can make all of these decisions, then I might have a CHOW entry.
What I do know is that I could never have attempted any of this if I had not done all this practicing. Even though I am pretty sure I will never be a character design pro, it is kind of nice to have some rudimentary skill enough to play around with ideas. This is the fun stuff.
Sometimes you just have to say "Why not?"
Eternal Wait - I finally quit fidgeting with this one. It is #graphite on 8.5x11 smooth bristol board. It is nice to get something to a finish. No matter where I roam in media, graphite will always be my true love. I will be taking this to #Shakedown3 this weekend if you want to see it in person. #art #artist #drawingvia Instagram
A closer look at the same pose. I notice that #art is a lot like writing. The rough sketch is the idea. The second sketch is like the initial edit. The more I draw the same #sketch the more solid the ideas become. I bet the pros know this, but I am just discovering the power of a redraw. #art #artist #sketchbook #drawingvia Instagram