Colossal Street Art

February 27, 2011inspiration

Article in the NYTimes about a street artist “JR”. He mostly pastes huge photo portraits in sometimes unusual spots. Definitely attention-grabbing.

Illustration Friday – Reverse

February 23, 2011New art work

UPDATE: Check out the work section to see the silkscreen version of this illustration Here’s my submission. The wrestling move pictured is a “reverse gut wrench”. I’m actually going to talk a bit about the process I went through to get to this picture. Since I’m generally interested by how people get to their final … Read More

Schiele Drawings: 44 works

February 22, 2011Book Review

Another cool book from Dover! This is a collection of sketches/ drawings by Egon Schiele. Schiele is a comtemporary of the artist Klimt, and they were both part of the Vienna Secessionist movement. The Vienna Secessionist movement is, superficially, very similar to art nouveau, but uses a bit less embellishments. Klimt is known for paintings … Read More

Figure Drawing

February 20, 2011figure drawing, Sketches

I bought a new sketchbook, Fabriano Quadrato Artist’s Journal. I typically buy cheap sketchbooks, but I bought this because there’s four different color papers in it,which would allow me to work with white pencil. I often see these figure drawings by artists that depict both highlights and shadow , so I want to try that … Read More

Illustration Friday: Sweater

February 16, 2011New art work

Don’t really have time this week to do an illustration. Nonetheless, I drew this up tonight. I used a pencil to draw the lines, but I usually use a mechanical pencil. I was focused on getting the girl’s legs right, and towards this end, I modeled for my own drawing. Drawing yourself while holding a … Read More

Figure drawing

February 13, 2011figure drawing, Sketches

Went to do some life drawing at the Spring Street Studio. In many ways I prefer the studio over the Art Student League, where I went last November. My main gripe against the life drawing classes at the league were the amount of long poses. Any pose over ten minutes long, to me, is a … Read More

Cool “making-of” cartoon

February 9, 2011inspiration

Found this video on CartoonBrew. Thought I’d share it on my blog because I liked it. I’m only posting the making of video, because it inspires me to try my hand at animating. The artist / animator is Fran Krause.

Waiting room sketches

February 7, 2011journaling, Sketches

These are sketches I drew 1 to 2 years ago in various doctors’ waiting rooms . The third image is a combination of waiting room and subway. Drawing on location is a bit tricky because things never stay still. The moment I start drawing a person, said person moves even though he was staying still … Read More