Tuesday, May 31, 2011
My second attempt at this image. The first version was way too cute and "fluffy". Not what I was intending and this one comes closer to the mark.
The ink battle continues.
Sunday, May 29, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
I remember the first time I saw Bernie Wrightson's ink renderings for Mary Shelly's Frankenstein, it made me want to draw with ink in that style. However as a young boy, with an attention span of a gnat, my pursuit of the Bernie look quickly disappeared when I heard my mom call us for dinner. But his illustrations remain with me to this day and whenever I use pen and ink, he's the bar that I'm reaching for.
This ink drawing, from the ones I've uploaded so far, approaches his technique the closest (however, I'm not even near his level) and now that I'm drawing seriously, I hope to continue my pursuit of the "Bernie technique".
Thursday, May 26, 2011
I'm trying to cover a few price point bases for my upcoming out door show in 10 days (gulp!). I thought I'd try my hand at pen and nib again and see where it takes me. The original intent for these drawings, aside from the lower price point, was to produce them in a lesser amount of time...as it always happens, you add a fine nib point, me and a small area to draw in, I usually take longer to draw what ever image I've chosen to draw. I think I need to work on my OCD.
These ink drawings will be based purely on my whim. Don't look too deeply into any hidden meanings from them. It'll simply be an exercise into draw something I think is cool, will make an excellent composition and just drawing it really well (I hope).
Friday, May 13, 2011
Not too sure about this one. I don't think it's up to par with the other ones. Any thoughts?
I'm thinking I might do a second version of this one. I really like how it turned out.
Well the start of another outdoor art show season is here and I'm scrambling to get enough work to show and hopefully sell. It'll be my first year participating in the Riverdale Art Walk show in just over three weeks. I'm excited and nervous all at the same time and since I don't want the responsibility of renting a car, I need all my art work to be small, light and compact. Hence, the continuation of this series of type and image vignettes.
You might recognize some from a previous post but I thought I'd repost them because the original uploads were really not great scans and I had an opportunity to get better ones for this time around. Hope you enjoy.