Saturday, February 28, 2009

Sketch-a-day Challenge: Day 4

Here's a pen drawing I did of that "Art Explore Post" thing.  I did the drawing a little while ago, but watercolored it today.  It's going to be for my sketchbook for illustration methods class, where we need a couple of interiors with 3 or more figures in them.

It shows Mr. Tardino, who I did do mostly from viewing a photo he let me take of him on my digital camera's display screen, since he was going around the room a lot.  The rest was done from life with micron pen on watercolor paper.  

EDIT:  Wowzers, does this image ever match the colors of my blog nicely!  

Friday, February 27, 2009

Sketch-a-day Challenge: Day 3

Hello again!

I have to leave right now.  I'm currently working on a "new" sketch that was supposed to be today, but I'll probably not get back home 'till after midnight, therefore "officially" failing to post something every day, so in order to hold up to my word, I'll post a further WIP of the Moran Study.  

I might post my other sketch at like 2:00 AM or so... maybe it could still count as "today's" 'cuz I usually go to bed pretty late.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Sketch-a-day Challenge: Day 2

Here's a WIP of a watercolor study of the landscape painter Thomas Moran.  I'm trying to capture colors more than detail.  

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Sketch-a-day Challenge: Day 1

Hey, sorry for the late start, but here it is.

Now, I plan to try to update this everyday, but it may not always be sketches. It might be WIP's. We'll just have to see...

This sketch came to me after I revisited Harold and the Purple Crayon. Charming story. I asked myself... what if Harold had never found his way home, and had stayed for 20 years in his world/dimension where he could create physical things by drawing them with his crayon? What would it be like to grow up since the age of 3 or 4, isolated but able to actually create something from nothing?

I'm cooking up a very interesting story based on this premise, wrought with psychological drama and parallels to Genesis.

I almost don't want to talk too much about it 'cuz I don't want to give away my best ideas... >_> But you can probably expect more Harold sketches in the future.

This was done in micron pen on paper with a slight tooth. I like that sorta "classical pen and ink" approach.

Saturday, February 21, 2009


Someone from CCAD (my school) told me about this sketch-a-day thing, and I thought I'd participate.

Someone named Thom Glick started it. (

I've been discontent with sketching lately. I know it's good for me and I could use a boost to my drawing skills, especially from my head.
But it hasn't been personally rewarding, and I feel like none of my doodles do the original idea justice, and that it's just not worth the time, and therefore haven't really been sketching at all.

So I decided I might be more motivated if I did this sketch a day thing, perhaps to aid in my self-discipline. Hopefully I'll find some inspiration along the way.

I plan to update this blog tomorrow with something.

Friday, February 20, 2009

I plan to try reviving this dead infant of a blog.


Yeah, I realize I made this blog this summer and haven't done a doggone thing with it.

I've been putting some of my more recent artwork on my DeviantArt instead, and been using its "journal" feature as a blog of sorts.  (It's definitely not a good place to receive critiques, but a decent way to organize one's artwork.)

Anyway, it's "".  (Yes, I wish I could change my username.)

Haha, who am I talking to anyway?  26 people have seen my profile since 6 months!