Here’s my image of the Thanksgiving Turkey. Actually, I was shooting for a stark, proletarian hammer in harsh black and white, but then the ink started bleeding a bit and I had to make do with a conventional capitalist hammer. This free postcard art is up for grabs at blog.natdickinson.com
One for today; one for tomorrow November 21, 2007
Here’s what I’ve been using to create my Drawmo posts:
Mostly I use the “dry media brushes” within Photoshop Elements, but this one is mostly “wet media”:
Days 6-10 November 12, 2007
Still behind, but less so. Lessons of the weekend’s drawing: curves are hard to draw well, and objects with both curves and straight lines are really hard to draw well.
Red, blue, and black November 6, 2007
I hate ballpoint pens. Really. I don’t like the amount of pressure you have to use on them; my hands get tired. I don’t like the way the ink globs up sometimes. I don’t like the spindly quality of the lines they make, as the ink fades in and out.
But, holy wow, look what you can do with them, if you know what you’re doing:
Via Samantha Hahn’s blog, Maquette: “Art, Design, Inspiration. Eye candy for the visually hungry.”
pliers November 5, 2007
I was a bit uninspired tonight, so I just drew a pair of pliers left on the table after a beading bee. Pigma pen on some sort of “parchment” inkjet paper. Neither scanner at the folks’ place wants to play nice, so I just took a pic w the webcam.
ZzzzzZZZZZzzzz … November 21, 2006
After I scanned this drawing I was tempted to put some color on it in Photoshop. I sometimes do this, and in this case it was the orange blanket that inspired me:
DrawYear!: Product lust November 9, 2006
A brief interuption from all the fantabulous drawings to lust after Typotheque’s 2007 planner/sketchbook. Perhaps a bit early to think about your own personal DrawYear! but hey, this is pretty shiny. And for all the designers/type nerds out there (I see you) there’s grids in the front for sketching type. Love the placeholding ribbon, too. (is there another name for that?) Happy Day 9 everybody.
Needed 3 hands and younger eyes November 4, 2006
I’m looking down the list of categories for the one that reads ‘frustrated’ but alas. This quick sketch was more an exercise of my patience than anything else. I tried to use a viewfinder with “format” lines. (Do we have a Sketch & Bitch category?) What a comedy. Clearly I need a lesson on how to use a viewfinder, I guess I should’ve read the book! Day 4 is done.