Cat #2. I kept looking at him, to see how to draw him, and this made him uncomfortable so he moved to a new position looking away. The Catch-22 of drawing cats.
Back Bay Brewing cap November 1, 2009
Another year of DrawMo! Hoorah, hooray!
This year, my theme will be to use the Brushes app on my iPhone for all drawings. I always have my phone with me, so I will never have an excuse for not drawing.
I have also been madly impressed by the Brushes illustrations that have appeared on the cover of the New Yorker. I don’t expect to be making anything of nearly that quality or beauty, but I think it will be a good experience.
This is a sketch of my favorite cap, which I acquired at the Back Bay Brewing Company in 1997. The bar is unfortunately now defunct; it was my neighborhood bar and favorite place for dinner. I miss it.
Communications Lab November 3, 2008
The view from where I sit in my Monday night class. Nearly everybody has his or her laptop open in all but one of my classes (fewer people bother in the fourth class, because the Internet access in that room is for shit). This is the only class, though, where probably half of my fellow students spend the 2.5 hours chatting with each other over Gmail. I’ve also seen people playing solitaire, and doing their homework. It’s that much fun.
Sad. And expensive.
I don’t use my laptop in class, because I know it’ll just distract me.
Bonus: I’m also responsible for this beautiful illustration, which I did on DrawMo! Eve.
art critics April 23, 2008
My craft project for the day was making this abstract expressionist masterpiece to illustrate a feature about two art critics: Clash of the Titans.
The "drawing" is just two particularly sloppy tracings. I composited my two reference pics in Photoshop and printed them out on cheap copier paper, then used the poor woman’s lightbox (i.e., my office window) to trace the guys onto the back with a supersize Sharpie. On the first try, the guy on the right came out well but the one on the left was a bit too cubist, because it was a low-contrast photo and I had trouble following the contours. So I printed it out again, used a writing pen on the right side to trace the fainter outlines, and then repeated my tracing with the fat Sharpie from the wrong side. The second time, only the guy on the left was any good. So I mashed them together in Photoshop and then layered on the crap for the background. I’m heavily indebted to bittbox for these splatter brushes.
My office still reeks of Sharpie, four hours later.
Samantha Hahn, day 6 December 6, 2007
This is a line drawing with pen that I colored digitally. I also scanned a ginkgo leaf and repeated it as a ground. Have a great weekend. I’ll post day 7-9 on Monday.
Day 5 by Samantha Hahn December 5, 2007
oh and a little plug, I just posted my gift guide on Maquette: http://www.samanthahahn.com/blog/2007/12/05/maquette-gift-guide/