Two very quick sketches, one done with charcoal stump on newsprint paper, the other with pen and ink on a 8 x 6 inch sketchbook. Both done with live models. Had I not done the pen and ink drawing with the live reference, I probably wouldn’t have drawn her seated that way – slightly off the center on the bar stool. It definitely helps to have references 🙂
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Ink life drawing, no under-drawing with pencil etc., I destroy many a good start with my drawings in ink. I hope to get certain spontaneity and freshness with ink lines. Sometimes I get lucky. This one was a two minute drawing. I thought it has the right amount of details with right amount of caricature.
Another two minute quick ink life drawing. This drawing was done in a small 8 x 5.5 inch sketch book using felt tip pen. I can draw nude drawing a lot faster than clothed drawing. I have had more practice drawing nude. It helped that the model wasn’t wearing too many clothes – it would have hampered the nice gesture she posed. I wish I had focused more on the clarity in this drawing. I will write more on this idea later.
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Lots of little doodles. I was working on a cartoon about an American middle east expert – who was mostly an expert on how to play middle east expert on American 24 hour cable TV news. Looking at the state of middle east currently (or pretty much anytime), I doubt if there are really any middle east experts out there. They may be palling around with Yetis, Lochness monsters, Big Foots of the world.
One of the many doodles I did for the graphic novel ‘Broken Parts’. These are quick ink sketches – again no scope for making errors. One of these days, I may start using white out to erase any mistakes. The character is a private army guy. The drawing is done on a 5.5 x 8 inch sketch book with felt tip pen.
These were quick sketches done on a Thursday night event a Society of Illustrators. The sketch event hosted a few talented local comedians who made us laugh while we drew them. They weren’t holding the poses – they were simply telling us a few jokes. And I was caricaturing their faces. As you probably noticed, one of the comedians came in a costume.