Monthly Archives: August 2010

Pencil Sketch: Boy’s Face

I didn’t want to put this up, but you know what?  Screw it!  I did it, and I’m not a damned pro, so here.  I did this during lunch, again, and thought it wasn’t too terribly bad.  But when I photographed it… ick!  It looks MUCH different in person for some unexplainable reason.

I was looking for black and white photos of faces to mess around with, when I came across this one.  It’s got a lot of contrast, which pulled me.  Maybe I’ll do something else with it in the future.  Maybe some impressionistic/abstract with bright colors.  Oooohhh yeah… maybe so.

Boy Face: Pencil on paper

Work of Art – Yaaay Abdi!

I’ve been watching this show on Bravo called Work of Art, the Next Great Artist.  I LOVE that show.  It’s over now, and the winner, Abdi, is an amazing artist with a HUGE heart and tons of personality.  He just seems like a great guy.  Almost felt like a friend, even though we’ve never met.  He’s well on his way.  Check him out!

All this art has seriously primed my pump again.  Watching those guys create, then stress out about what to do next, makes me feel not so alone when I’m second guessing myself.  It was a great show, and I can’t wait for the next episode (hope they have another).  Anyway, after all that, I decided I had to do something during lunch, and this is what happened.

Canister & Cherries (Ink & watercolor in Moleskine sketchbook)

Nothing fancy, but one, I don’t have much time, and two, during lunch?  C’mon… gimme a break, huh?  It’s practice.  Practice!  I draw, doodle and sketch all the damned time, but hardly ever in my sketchbook where I should.  It’s always on a napkin, or on a piece of printer paper, or on the back of an index card.  I’ve got to let it go that the stuff I put in the sketchbook needs to be “good”.  It’s a damned sketchbook!  Look at me yelling at myself.  Such a dolt!

Anyway, make sure you check out Abdi.  The others on the show were pretty good, too.  Some were a bit out there, but the guy who won deserved to win!  Great job, Abdi!