Hi all, my name's Garth. Here's a random dump of stuff that I created this past year and some sketches done in the last week or so.
I want to step it up a gear this year, so hopefully keeping a sketchbook will help!
Let's make lemonade!
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Some quick train sketches done over the last couple of weeks. Still feeling a little bit self conscious about drawing on the train, but I'm getting used to it.
I need to start sketching whole bodies and gestures instead of just heads. Hoping to get into some proper life drawing classes soon. At least then I'll get to have a good long look at my subject without creeping anyone out. It's hard to really capture someone's likeness on the train without letting on that you're drawing them. I feel like a sketch sniper!
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I haven't posted any sketchbook stuff in a while so this is a massive dump. I've been using a moleskine plain notebook (A4) because I like the feel of the pages but they're fairly thin, so I apologise for the slight ghosting you'll see on some pages (I've resorted to only using the right hand in these books now). I've ordered a couple of A4 sketchbooks that I'll use for marker sketches to try and mix things up a bit. Soooo, from now on I'll keep two sketchbooks - one for pencils and one for markers. I've got some holidays coming up soon too, so hopefully I can find some time for some studies and trips out and about to try some new things. Weee...!
Last edited by Garth Cochrane; June 7th, 2009 at 03:34 AM.
nice pencils man, keep it up. Your digital work is just as good!
Insert very insightful quotes here ...
- get back to work!
Here's a collage of some sketches I did last week. Still haven't scanned in my sketchbook stuff...oh well it will be a reasonable dump when I get around to it next time. The tablet still doesn't feel as natural as paper and pencil but I'm getting there. For so long I've treated the tablet as a 'colouring in' device (ie start with a sketch on paper, scan in and colour with da computers ;p) instead of something I could use to actually craft something with from scratch. Of course, actually painting instead of just 'colouring between the lines' is helping me to get over this problem more than anything.
So I bit the bullet and scanned in some sketches from my new books. Pencils are all my regular train zombies. The marker pages are from a new sb I'm keeping for marker based stuff that I let loose in and just do whatever. Please feel free to crit or leave suggestions for studies, areas of improvement... whatever!
Some really sweeeet stuff you've got here! You certainly have a knack for the more cartoony style characters. Having said that, your more realistic work is coming along nicely. I can see a definite improvement throughout your train sketches. I think your best drawings are the ones where you can see that your pencil marks are more confident and less sketchy.
Brendan tells me you also studied Vis Com at Uni SA, Were you guys in the same class?
Oh, and I love your "self portrait". I just wish I hadn't had a mouthful of water when the image loaded... I've got my eye on you buddy...
Your sketchbook is awesome! I love everything in here, you're very talented I wonder what your art will look like on say, the 3rd page? O_O
I'll wanna crawl in a hole and die of envy XD
Hey Jaro...thanks a lot for your comments. Yeah I guess the cartoony stuff has always been a natural style for me, I spent six years doing animation for web so it's sort of ingrained in me now. I work with Brendan at Krome, studied illo at Unisa but graduated in 02. See you round!
Elz...Thankyou! I'm really glad you like my sb...hopefully my stuff on page three will be a lot better (that's the plan anyway).
Here are some more train sketches, cafe sketches and some lifedrawing stuff (very rusty especially on the page placement) hehe :o
I kind of want to do something with the freaky Mario idea...
Another small update...once again I have some stuff in my sb but because it takes a while to scan all that stuff I'm just going to post these digi things. The superhero guys were a late start I made to last week's CHOW, didn't bother submitting them...
More to come soon, I really should try to update more often.
your landscapes are lovely and your characters are bold and interesting, well done