Sunday, June 21, 2009

A six hour workshop sketch. This was done on 11x17 copy paper with ballpoint pen and prisma color markers.....however, the digital copy is a bad photo.

Friday, June 05, 2009

6 hour life drawing workshop and a character design study.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

I have to work more on technique when I use ballpoint pen and prisma color markers. I've been told I have a good design sense, but there's still a need to add contrast and lighting.

Most of this is sketch work done in 3 to 6 hour sessions.

Friday, May 22, 2009

These are ballpoint pen and prisma color marker head studies from life. Each portrait was 20 minutes in duration.
Here's a storyboard I did in December. It was a somewhat autobiographical memoir childhood kind of thing for a class assignment - Comic Books as Literature class. Basically, there was this neighbor who developed cancer and lost his home to foreclusure. He couldn't bare it, so he left himself to the train. It was on the news, just the story. It was not video taped. My mother use to hang pictures of paintings, not real paint, on our side 7 foot tall fence. I always found it odd she would decorate the fence? I would encounter my dog and take it for a walk. Then I'd have to go into the park and go past the cinder block public bathroom on top of the hill where all the drug dealers and users hung out. Then I'd release my dog at the railroad tracks and let'm run. I always worried about the train.

Not a Norman Rockwell type of story, oh well.

Here's the sad part. My dog did get hit by the train, eventually.
I didn't want to 'illustrate' that.

Lately, I've been doing sketches. I'm trying to hone in on my ability to use ballpoint pens and prisma color markers. The blue negative space is just crappy camera work. I'll try to post more and be better at presentation.

Monday, March 02, 2009

I have to post something before I drop off the face of the earth.