May 31, 2012

Happy Self Portrait

Another self portrait from the mirror behind my computer.  I was happy with the last one even though I didn't look happy.  So I decided to give it another go - this time with a happy expression.  Those of you who know me may think that the earlier one is a better likeness, but that's only because I don't go around making this face.

May 13, 2012

Marker and Charcoal

Just some recent life drawings.  The first two were done with marker in my sketchbook.  I haven't done much work in marker, but I think I like the way these worked out.  Thinking I'll try exploring this medium more.  One thing I like about marker is that you have to plan out your values more carefully, because you have a vey limited set to work with.  John Watkiss is a master at this, but I think he is using both marker and charcoal together - also something I want to try.

May 3, 2012

Had a little time to kill at work today and I did this little sketch from imagination.  Hope it doesn't show my mood at that time (computer problems, RAID rebuilding).  I had fun playing with the filters.  Just needed to do something fun.