I started to do these a couple years ago. I simply start drawing somewhere on the page, usually with eyes, then a face, then fill up the space around not knowing too much where it's heading. It's quite fun to do.
In this one i soon saw a Jimi Hendrix king of persona developping.
From a day spent at the library
Did these couple weeks ago. In these i tried to create/find motif that could work for foliage and found out that i could use that weaving patern in more ways than just for foliage or trees.
These are older stuff (especially the biker)
It started as a random face sketch and it ended up as a texture/motif rendering exploration.
wow. These are very cool. I like your pencil shading technique and kind of "twisted proportions" Especially I like the drummer one.
My sketchbook here: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...75944&page=999
(some nudity may occur)
Thanks Myllys for the comment.
More sketches, 3 to 5 are from observation. Here I tried to stylise a bit the shapes and shades.
The last is a final illustration done in photoshop. For that type of work, I used to do the lines on scratchboard. Now i'm using a cintiq. Much easier to explore shapes and motifs with the infinite undo.
A clothe's wrinkles study and a few charcoals.
These are very interesting some remind me as if Picasso mixed with other cultural styles.
Very nice keep posting!
The Sketchbook of Frittzell
"The Imagination, the inside of our heads, truly is the most vast frontier" - Terence Mckenna
"Nature is the great visible ancient of creativity"
I'm pretty happy with this one, especially with the decorative patterns. I also discovered .5 mm mechanical pencil with this image. It's great for details and easy to get good contrast.
Here's a couple more sketches. The images don't seem to show in the preview... Hopefully it's just temporary.
Thanks for dropping by Dernik.
I've been doing a lot of animal sketching lately. I never been very good with anatomy so i finally decide to do something about it. I dig a very good book for drawing animal "The art of animal drawing" by Ken Hultgren. So far it's the best i found to learn to draw (ultimatly) without reference.
The sketches that are almost perfect, are most likely directly copied from the book. Ultimatly i'd like to be able to use that anatomy knowlege to make more stylised rendering like the later sketches.
Some late sketches
With charcoal, my hand does not touch the paper, i work vertically and i used compressed charcoal which does not smear as much as regular one.. With graphite, i used a not too thick book to rest my drawing hand.
It's been a while since my last update. Still a motif research.
Fascinating style and I love your linework. Great stuff.
Visit my just a tad bit strange sketchbook: http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=224247
My comic "Miss Doomsday" (here on CA): http://conceptart.org/forums/showthread.php?t=223608
My comic "Opey the Warhead" (also here on CA):
Been a while since my last update but here's a sketch i'm pretty happy about.
you have developed a very interesting style. I like these pieces very much!
art is never finished, only abandoned~Leonardo da Vinci
@ ezekrialase - Thanks!
these are great, a nice fresh breath of air from the normal stuff on CA. http://conceptart.org/forums/attachm...1&d=1275542512 and http://conceptart.org/forums/attachm...1&d=1329794857 are killin it, please dont wait so long between posts!
Well first time that I scan (took a photo), upload and pasted photo link with an ipad. Looks simple but its a pain just to find out how to make it possible. Anyway i finally got it figured out.
An improvised figure in charcoal.
I love your style! I could see any of the things you posted hanging on a wall or in a book without much refining to the design... You seem to have a fantastic grasp on the more compositional aspects of 2D stuff and how to hold the visual interest of your viewer, something which I think becomes a struggling point for a lot of people who set out to make art. Definitely much harder to master than simply learning all the perspectival issues of drawing.
I'm so jealous of your ability to wield charcoal and graphite. I'll take it as motivation to improve in that area myself. Thanks for the inspiration!
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Thanks Drex for comments. True, my stuff rend to be more 2d, I guess i like decorative approaches more than the realistic 3D.
Just had a revelation yesterday. I came upon a new graphite pencil, the faber-castel grip 2001. My first impression was wow, precise like a harder lead and soft at the same time. I can easaly saturate the paper , good for dark area while having minimal graphite residu (just like a harder lead)
For decorative lines, its just amazing. Was using mechanical pencil before because of the steady lines and that i didn,t like to sharpen regular pencil. I'm convert back to lead pencil now.
I have been exploring some decorative stuff here. Doesn't look too good but was a great exercise.