Well, I finally decided to do it and start a sketchbook here. The hope is that I'll get off my ass and start drawing. I don't have a scanner at the moment, so sorry for the shitty pictures. Definitely not the best way of getting stuff into the computer.
Since I'm pretty much always short on time, I'm probably going to do this in short bursts to start off with.
I wanted to start off with some background, because I can't draw to save my life, but with good reason. See, out of college, I was doing glass, so drawing was just a means to an end. Actually, it was in college for me too, I must admit. My "drawings" usually consisted of sketches in chalk on a concrete floor in the morning to communicate the process to my assistant(s) - quick n dirty was the name, accuracy not necessarily important. Because glass is such a process-oriented medium to work with, it's a good thing to practice working with it and not much else.
Now I'd like to do some drawing that's an end in itself, and what better way than to have a fine bunch of people like you folks here on CA to kick me in the ass and get me in line.
So to start off, I thought I'd show my shit sketches and what they resulted in, just so that I have enough confidence to post here again...
First one is a jellyfish - the first one I ever made.
here's what the "drawing" (using the term loosely here) turned into:
and some more:
And some more jelly sketches, which I did some glass "sketches" for out of clear to test, but don't have any photos of the glass ones...
That's about all I have time for tonight, but I'll probably post more stuff soon.
Last edited by serf; April 13th, 2005 at 01:18 AM.
That's some very interesting stuff you got there, I like it.
It has a very organic feel to it.
that glass sculptures ?! are fantastic
majofo & sideshowbob - thanks!
icey - i think you misunderstand. i did the drawings FIRST and then made them out of glass... not the other way around!!
Some more stuff - I'm trying to keep this sort of chronological, but it's not really happening.
First off some more sketches that were done as ideas for glsas sculptures - these ones I never got around to with the glass, but maybe somedy...
some kid stuff I did for work:
a catfish character i'm thinking of modeling in 3D - not happy with the sketch, but it's a starting point I guess:
a horribly incorrect idea for a friend. he's obsessed with donkeys. but who isn't, really? anyhow, this was an idea for a superhero called donkeyboy. the sketch of donkeyboy has many problems, and i almost didn't post it, but hopefully i'll progress from here once i get going...
another glass-oriented sketch that i realized would probably not be possible with glass, so i decided that i wanted to get a good drawing out of it. this one's the first attempt, and i'm not happy with it - not enough difference in values, etc, but i'll keep working on variations till i get something i like...
i bought some prismacolor markers which i've never used, so i was messing around with this idea for a glass samurai sculpture i had a long time ago. this sketch was just to get a feel for the markers and how they lay ink down, not really anything technical...
and a super-preliminary, not even finished idea for a character - i haven't even done any gesture yet to figure out what i want his neck/jaw to look like. the idea is that there's a metal plate just below his nose, and that his jaw will somehow (hence the need for some thumbnails) be hanging from wires or something, and i'm envisioning the neck to be mechanical...
that's it for now... big ol dump.
Hey Icey - thanks for stopping by again! I visited your sketchbook - wow! Some really nice stuff there. Hopefully someday I'll catch up to you - that will take a LOT of practice on my part...
Thanks again for looking, it's appreciated. I know there's not a ton here to crit right now, but anyone out there, bash away - it's how we learn!