What a busy May it’s been! Not great for drawing, but I did find some time recently to try out a lovely new brush. The bear drawings is based on a character a friend of mine developed. View more in the sketchbook.
Category Archives: Sketchbook
sketchbook: silhouette-style samples
Flat / Color Samples: Etoch, Gren-Louis, Kiddig Ink + Digital, 2014 Such a busy, busy time! But I couldn’t help myself – I miss these characters and haven’t done anything with them in months! I love silhouettes and wanted to try something rooted in that aesthetic. Once I did, it just seemed right to colorContinue reading “sketchbook: silhouette-style samples”
wattersmith part 3: comparing watterson and smith
To add one more layer of reflection to my environmental recreations from Bill Watterson and Jeff Smith, I attempted a Calvin & Hobbes drawing in a Bone-like style and vice versa. This really helped bring to light the physical and psychological differences when drawing from each artist. Read on for reflections on the work.
wattersmith part 2: reflections on drawing jeff smith
Next in my reflections on drawing environments in the working style of some of my favorite cartoonists: Jeff Smith and his classic Bone. (Read my Bill Watterson reflections in case you missed them.) JEFF SMITH, BONE Tools and Process (gleaned from an interview of Jeff Smith by Sardinian Connection) Really loose or sparse penciling, moreContinue reading “wattersmith part 2: reflections on drawing jeff smith”
wattersmith part 1: reflections on drawing bill watterson
Starting back in December of 2013, I began a daily drawing practice focused on environments by some of my favorite comic artists. By now I’ve accumulated a sketchbook on Bill Watterson (Calvin & Hobbes) and Jeff Smith (Bone). Taking on the tools, working processes, and styles of two other artists has been a challenge, butContinue reading “wattersmith part 1: reflections on drawing bill watterson”
new sketchbook doodles
Some new additions this week to the ol’ sketchbook this week!
sketchbook: which beast is best?
I’m working on a Beast character (of the Beauty and the Beast variety) for a larger story and don’t know which of these five to go with. Which beast do you think is best?
jeff smith sketchbook: week 7 (final)
Above: Smith: OK. I’ll Go. And so shall I. With this piece, my Jeff Smith drawing series comes to an end. It’s been a rewarding ongoing challenge, the impact of which I think I have yet to see fully in my own work. Drawing Smith has given me a sense of just how tight andContinue reading “jeff smith sketchbook: week 7 (final)”
jeff smith sketchbook: week 6
A new week of drawings from Bone! I’m getting to some trickier ones this week. Plus, Mermie. Take a look in my Smith sketchbook.
jeff smith sketchbook: week 5
The sketchbook is a month old and still going strong! Check out a new week of updates.