Wednesday, December 30, 2009
The last finished illustration I'm going to make for this year. I like the simplicity of it and I remembered to crop it in the end. I always leave that last especially when a piece isn't planned out, but at least I get around to it. It's so important to crop 'cause anyone can put it all in; a smart person knows what to leave out. It's going to be a new year and a new decade soon enough and that should be fun and exciting.
Saturday, December 26, 2009
The top drawing is drawing in my sketchbook, which I've yet to finish filling out (6 pages left). It was suppose to be this fun quirky idea 'cause it seemed really funny and witty for a robot to use his hand as an angel/star for a Christmas tree. I got myself an Al Hirschfeld book recently, which is amazing. He's had probably the longest career is illustration of anybody, for 80 years, which is pretty crazy. So I've been trying to learn from his line work, which I've loved the first moment I saw it. There is honestly something really beautiful in his lines and as one of my teacher use to say, "You've got only two things: line and tone" and no one does line better than Hirschfeld. I can never be him, but I like trying to experiment with line with heirarchy of lines that vary in stroke and importance.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Just a quick sketch. I didn't realize how much I missed using hatching in my work until I did this again. It gives it this nice textural quality to the overall piece. On a website note, I should probably update it sometime in the new year with new pieces.