Monday, October 6, 2008

What’s New This Week!

I'm currently working on illustrations for another children's book. These are all just preliminary pencil drawings waiting approval to go into the color stage. I haven't yet worked out the way I'm going to color it though – watercolor, pastels, or acrylic. I'll be playing with that later this week.

I'm playing with the expression on the teachers face. She's supposed to look surprised/confused at what the little boy tells her he did for the weekend.

Friday, October 3, 2008

What’s New This Week!

Well, this week has been a busy one working on another concept for MasterPieces Puzzles. This one is a lot of fun - undersea exploring!

This is only a very small section of a much larger image.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

On Drawing the Figure

For me, drawing the human figure is about going back to basics. Going back to when I was in school studying fine art at Colorado State University. My favorite teacher, Gary L Keimig, taught the most fundamental aspects of figure drawing. Starting with 30-second gesture drawings you learn to loosen up both your mind and body.

Gesture Drawing

30-second gestures:

10-minute gesture

3-Hour Pose

Conté Sketch