Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!

This is my submission for Sketch-o-Holic's Surprise!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Facial Expression #2

Here is a drawing from a photograph out of the "Facial Expressions" book.
Ball point pen 6" x 8"

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

The Lady

This is from a picture out of the book "Facial Expressions A Visual Reference for Artists" there are plenty of pictures to practice on in there. I'll be posting more from there as we go.

Monday, December 13, 2010

A Caricaturists Handbook

This is another "Master Study" out of "A Caricaturists Handbook" by Jim Van Der Keyl. I appoligize for the poor quality scan, it seems I may never get that figured out. : )

I love how he pushed the exaggeration on this one, I still have trouble with that.
Freehand Ballpoint Pen on 6" x 8" Sketchpad.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Jim Van Der Keyl Master Copy

I've been trying to learn Caricatures. I have the Jason Seiler "Sketching" DVD and I'm using his Sketching technique. I also recently bought "A Caricaturists Handbook" by Jim Van Der Keyl. These are both great learning tools. This sketch is a copy out of the Book. not a Trace but a copy. I used a ballpoint pen, so all the imperfections are there. Jason Seiler recommends just sketching with the pen and leaving the working lines etc... in the drawing, that is what I'm doing. So, there are oddities that are hard to fix. It is just a sketch and I feel it gives them a little personality. Let me know your thought all comments negative or otherwise are appreciated.

It is done with ballpoint pen on a 6" x 8" Sketch pad.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

In memory of John Lennon

This is a sketch I did in memory of John Lennon. You'll notice sevel smaller drawings within it. I was trying different ideas with thumbnail sketches, none any good, then decided to practice Yoko's nose. I just kept going. done with ballpoint pen on 51/2"x8" sketchbook. I love your music John. you have my condolences Yoko and the rest of the families. Ronnie

Friday, December 3, 2010

Mick Jagger

Ok, here is a little bit of old Mick Jagger. I should have gone crazy exaggerating him, but I went easy on this first sketch. I plan to push it a little more on further sketches.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Jimmy Page

Here is another Sketch in the cross-hatching style I learned from Jason Seiler.