Friday, February 27, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
I found this image I did a few years back based on this riddle:
A wolf, a goat and a cabbage must be taken to the other side of the river. You have a boat, which is not large enough to take more than one of them.
If you leave the wolf with the goat, the wolf will eat the goat.
If you leave the goat with the cabbage, the cabbage will be eaten.
How to get the three across the river?
I really liked the austere effect the final image had and I think I've been trying to recapture that feeling since...
Monday, February 23, 2009
Thursday, February 19, 2009
My good friend Ana has turned 38. This year, I thought I'd give her a birthday present, with a personal touch.
The following piece was based on a typographic experiment I tried in an earlier sketchbook spread. My feelings are a bit mixed about this piece. It's the first piece of art I've produced that will be put out there to the general public for them to judge (and I'm kinda nervous about that). Secondly, just from a technical point of view, some of the spacing is a bit off and that's what I see when I view this piece.
Any thoughts from the blogosphere?
(I hope Ana doesn't see this before our Saturday get together.)
I've also included some process stages (I really liked how this looked just in black ink, actually).
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Sunday, February 08, 2009
Saturday, February 07, 2009
Every time I go to the museum I have the intention of doing quick sketches to loosen up. But as it happens so many times, I'm afflicted with "detailitis". I start off with the quick outline and then I realize that this or that needs a bit of shading or a bit more definition. And before I know it I've spent an hour on something that should have taken 5 minutes. This, I'm afraid is something that's been with me since university.
As I continue to draw in my sketch book, a reoccurring thought that I've read from some where comes into my mind: Get the 1000 junk sketches out of my system so I could get to the good one. I'm not saying that my sketches have been junk, because for the most part, I've been happy with what I've produced but I'm still struggling with that elusive "style". So here are a few more pages out of the way and hopefully when I reach the 1000th image I'll have arrived at a place I'm happy with.
Thursday, February 05, 2009
Some might say bungee jumping shows a flaw in judgment or one fry short of a happy meal, but others might think it quite reasonable. Despite my image for this week's Illustration Friday theme, bungee jumping is on my bucket list.
Tuesday, February 03, 2009
In aikido, suwari waza, is a term used to describe techniques executed while on your knees. By doing it in this stance, mistakes in execution are amplified, so doing a technique has to be done cleanly to make it effective. I sort of viewed this spread as my suwari waza. All the objects were drawn with line. No shading. No colour to hide behind. Just line. Imperfect circles in perspective revealed. Sometimes a pretty good one was achieved.