Sunday, January 15, 2012

Stephen Silver introducing Posebook App

Stephen Silver held a seminar introducing his new iPhone/iPad/Android app, Posebook. It's a great new app for artists that need reference while drawing. It was released before Thanksgiving, but there'll be updates and additional versions coming in the near future.
Stephen brought with him the model in the Male Posebook pack, John Tucker dressed as a pirate. I sketched him while Stephen was talking about the app.   

These were 30 second poses. I hadn't been to a life drawing class in awhile and I could immediately tell I was rusty.

We then drew 5 minute poses, which I felt I was getting better with.

The last thing Stephen encouraged us to do was look at the pose for 30 seconds, then the model would move. In 2 - 3 minutes we had to draw the model from memory. It was difficult mostly because the model was staring right at me, it made me self-conscious and I wasn't really focused on observing him, but rather "why did he choose to stare right at me?"

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Traveling sketches

Rebecca and I did a lot of traveling over the holidays, so here's a few of the sketches I made of the people on trains and in airports

Random Doodles

Some random drawings, mostly done while watching TV.

This one is a caricature of Helen Mirren in the Arthur remake. Not sure how successful it is:


Monday, January 09, 2012


I know I don't draw hands enough, so I'm trying to sketch them more often.


Here are a bunch of kid drawings:

Posebook App

Character Designer Stephen Silver released an app for the iPhone and iPad called, Posebook. He has different actors, male and female, posing in costume. These are drawings I did based off the app. The first one is a gangster, then others are pirates.

Elf Drawing

I had the idea for my 2011 Holiday card in early November. I had done a few sketches of the character before I finalized it. So here are some of the development sketches:

New Year's Resolutions

I feel that every year at this time I say "I'm going to sketch more in {Enter current year}. Well I was about to say that and scan a few drawings I had done recently and I realized that I did sketch a lot, I just hadn't posted anything. So maybe my New Year's Resolution should be "Post more sketches" (and also sketch more regularly). So prepare to be bombarded with a bunch of sketches!