Sunday, June 24, 2012

Shrimp Sketches

Currently, I'm working on a freelance gig designing a Jumbo shrimp character.  They've had me do a lot of sketches so far, to try and get a feel for what will work best for their product line. These are just the first three groups of sketches.  Each group is an evolution from the last. I take the clients suggestions and try several new ideas based on that.


Sunday, June 17, 2012

Sweater Man Sketch

I've been doing a lot of sketching with a sharpie pen lately.  It's pretty fun.  It's not as bold as the Copics that I use to draw with.  I like the way you can create a sort of sketchy look to the lines.  You have to go over a spot several times to make it as bold and broad as you'd like.  It gives it a really unique look; something I've tried to do before but never really had the proper tools, I think.

Something interesting about working with different types of art supplies is that it can dictate the way a sketch will turn out.  Not just in the stylistic elements but in the actual structure of the drawing.  For instance, if I was using a brush pen to draw this character, his proportions would probably have come out a lot different.  Also, I might not have been compelled to do all those little wrinkly bits on the front of his sweater or the stubble on his face.  You kind of just go with what feels right with the utensil you are using, and every art utensil is different.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Face Sketches

These are a couple of cool looking faces from the pages of my sketchbook.
The girl was drawn with some slightly worn out copic brush pens and multiliners.  I used a red pencil to do my construction lines. I really like the Copic pens. They are probably the best I've used for inking stuff. I use them to draw installments of The Daily Doodle.
This creepy looking fella was drawn with a Sharpie pens.  It's a nice pen.  It works okay for sketching.  I wouldn't recommend it for any finished work. The ink doesn't really flow real well and you can't do quick strokes otherwise the lines will come out too light. Excellent for writing with though!

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Sketchbook Doodles

Just some interesting doodles from my current sketchbook.

I don't really think much of these things when I'm doodling them but later, when I go back, I often see things that I really like.  In this case, I really dig that fly guy.