Playing further with my engine doodle and some pinstriping...
***Temporary Sketchbook Detour***
I began a solo motorcycle trip from Los Angeles on Friday, June 22, 2012, heading north, as far as I'm having fun. I'll be updating my sketchbook with posts from the road, and not necessarily artwork. I'm too beat by the time I'm in camp or in a cheap motel.
I'll continue with the sketches when I get back in a few weeks.
Yeah right! It's been months! I'll get back to it as I finish up some classes and have more time again. Maybe in another month, like in February, 2013.
Monday, November 29, 2010
I was looking at some photos of motors in The Art of the Motorcycle, the book from a temporary Guggenheim exhibit lightly touching on the history of motorcycles. Anyway, as I was drawing the motor and screwing it up, missing proportions, and elements, I was still having fun with the shiny texture I was getting with the grayscale pens (mentioned in a previous post). I usually start with the lightest or second to lightest and draw out most of the image. Then I'll add shadow going darker each time, and trying to leave the previous color. A finish with the lightest pen adds the final reflectivity. The good car designers get a cool shine effect with minimal lines. I'd love to be able to throw it down so effortlessly. Pretty cool technique. Look at that pipe!
Sunday, November 28, 2010
PITT Artist Pens- Manga Set of Eight Assorted Pens. I wish the lightest color were lighter. I think I need to number them so I can move up in shade without having to eyeball (nice pun, eh) the plastic color. I'll play with these a bit more. Maybe come up with a plan before attacking the page.
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Wacom Bamboo Pen Tablet.
Friday, November 26, 2010
You know... Standard tree with an eye in its trunk. I'm not sure how this happened. Maybe I was taken over by the spirit of an Illuminati and channeled this drawing. It's probably really important and has been mentioned in ancient prophecy. Yeah... Probably...
I just received my Wacom Bamboo Tablet, plugged it in, did the tutorial, and am impressed. If you are an artist or know one, get them one of these. It was $60 and is incredibly easy to use. I just started doodling and it turned into this Pandora's Jack-in-the-Box thing. I may have to rethink how I approach designing a painting. It feels like working with markers. Damn! This thing is cool. Click here to see what I'm talking about: Wacom Bamboo Pen Tablet