Sketchbook Detour

***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.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Mystery Actress Drawing


I did a very quick sketch of this actress I saw in a magazine.  I'm not sure if I've lost value in the scan, but it'd be easy to turn her into a stencil.  Now what is her name?  I can't remember what show she's on, or who she is, but I'm guessing I'll do an "Oh yeah..." when you tell me.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Girl with a Mona Lisa Style Smile

I swear.  My scanner is losing some detail or value or something.  I tell you, this drawing is more impressive in person.  Yeah...  Take my work for it, huh?

Friday, April 22, 2011

Rally Bike Sketch and Doodle


I've been looking through my adventure motorcycling books and am enamored with these rally bikes that they use in rallies like the Paris-Dakar race.  Anyhow, as I drew my bike, I embraced the distortion and turned it into a rally bike on a stick.  The original sketch was in pencil, then I accented it with a brush marker.  I don't know what the dude is doing...

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sketch of a Girl


Here's a pencil sketch of a girl I saw in a magazine.  I used a Prismacolor ebony pencil, a white rubber eraser, my electric eraser, and my finger for smudging.  I've heard people gasp at my decision to use my finger instead of a smudge stick, as oils from the hand will affect the paper's surface and the paper will deteriorate quicker so it's not very archival friendly, but I like the quickness the finger smudge allows me.  I'm also fine with spills and stains on my work, so I guess I'm not archival friendly.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Sketch of A Lady


I was playing around with Photoshop hues and filters on this one.  It's not as gritty as when I just leave it alone.  I think I prefer the grit.