Sunday, July 31, 2011
Saturday, July 30, 2011
Friday, July 29, 2011
Wednesday, July 27, 2011
Monday, July 25, 2011
Aren't birds awesome? They come in so many shapes and sizes. And it's funny how they have their own unique ways of showing what they're thinking and feeling. You future children's book illustrators know what I'm getting at!
Remember to post comments if you think of other fun topic ideas!
Sunday, July 24, 2011
On a side note, whose idea was it to make sketchbooks 9x12, and flatbed scanners 8 1/2 x 11? Probably the same guy who decided to sell hotdogs in packages of ten and buns by the dozen! Anyway, I had a whole page of very rough doodles like the ones above, and was just going to post the whole shebang... but you can probably guess how that turned out. Ah well, Super Unicorn Guy will have to wait for another day.
On another side note, Comic-Con was a blast this year, but boy am I exhausted! The above image pretty much describes my emotional journey this weekend. But don't get me wrong; I can't wait until next year!
Thursday, July 21, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Monday, July 18, 2011
Any aspect of them, of course! Reading them, content, etc. Good luck, you drawing superheroes, you!
Also, please welcome Peter Hong and Ella German! Peter is a incredibly talented artist friend of Adam's and Ella was originally invited, but due to a typo (erp!) didn't get the invite until a few days ago. So! Welcome, all!
Saturday, July 16, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
Thursday, July 14, 2011
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
I was working on different hand poses then kind of built the scene around them but I'm a little unsatisfied about the punchee's facial expression. I don't think it shows enough movement from the punch, but I'm drawing a blank on how to correct it. Any ideas? I'm also trying my hand (ha!) at more digital coloring...I've discovered that if I have ACTUAL watercolors out, my kid tries to eat them. :)
Monday, July 11, 2011
We've all got 'em, so why are they so challenging to draw? Maybe this will be a cake walk for some of you, but personally, I struggle with hands.
For extra credit, try to show some emotion. Hands can be incredibly expressive! And as always, try to tell a story with your picture.
Here's a bit of inspiration to get you started:
Toby Shelton - I've Got To Hand It To You (2010)
Preson Blair - Cartoon Animation (see pp. 28-30)
Stephen Gilpin - Pencil Miles (hands1, hands2)
Flip - Hands
Good luck, everyone!
Sunday, July 10, 2011
Saturday, July 9, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Monday, July 4, 2011
I'm really excited for this one. If you have any suggestions for a future topic, throw them down in the comments! Also, remember that if you're looking for specific feedback, give us some questions to mull over in your post. You guys are AWESOME. Happy Fourth of July!
Sorry I'm late to the baseball party! Been traveling all week. This is a really quick tablet sketch...I've always bucked against SOLELY using the tablet for drawing but sometimes it feels okay. Anyone else use a tablet?
Happy 4th, all!
Saturday, July 2, 2011
The Ball Girl - Revised
Okay here are my revisions. I've changed the hands and the perspective and added a little more detail to the crowd. I also named and added the "Ball Girl" title to her hat to help clarify what was an ambiguous scene.This black and white is so that I have an "original" so I can tweek colors later if I need to. These changes are based on your feedback. How did I do? Any other thoughts on improvement?
The Baseball Moment
The Active Alphabet is the book I'm illustrating from a lullaby my mom made up when my brother and I were kids. We are self publishing this book hopefully in the near future! This family project is what inspired me to try my hand at children's book illustrating.