Thursday, August 31, 2006
Poor lesser flamingos, they're always ignored. They have cool fluorescent pink legs and maroon stripy beaks; more people should draw them! I think birds look so cute when they puff up and scratch their heads with their feet like cats. Watercolor, based on a sketch I did of a flamingo at the LA Zoo.
Friday, August 25, 2006
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
I've always liked Disneyland's old attraction posters, the stylized ones with limited color palettes. This picture was also inspired by travel posters from the 20s and 30s (which I guess might be what inspired Disney artists). I used acrylic on illustration board for the background, then gouache for the bontebok family watching a plane come in.
Saturday, August 19, 2006
A mongoose advertises his new favorite movie. I bought a Copic inking pen that doesn't work as well as the tester pen. You have to kind of move slowly and press down hard, while I like working fast and lightly. Oh well.
Friday, August 18, 2006
I made a sketch of a half owl/half goat that I titled the Hootenanny. After a bit of redesigning, here she is in watercolor and colored pencil. I know goats don't really eat cans, but maybe these creatures do.
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Saturday, August 12, 2006
Here's the deal: sharks continue to lose their teeth through their entire life, with rows of new ones waiting to roll out. So I thought that the Shark Toothfairy would have a rough job. Watercolor sketch; those are supposed to be shark teeth dropping out the bottom of the bag.
I've been trying to pick up a pencil and move it around on paper every day. I think I use sketching differently than many other people. I like to try out weird new styles and experiment. Most of my doodles aren't very detailed or finished, but sometimes that kind of drawing is more satisfying than one that you spend a lot of time on. Here's a strange mullet-y guy, an off-balance swimsuit lady (drawn with my favorite purple pencil), confused fishy, and dancing gecko.