Monday, November 17, 2008
The death of a sketchbook
I always start to get ancy when im nearing the end of a sketchbook. Mostly I'm just looking forward to starting a new one. It's really nice to look through a recently filled up sketchbook and see all the little experiments, and improvements in the sketches. Also a good chance to see areas that still need improving. They are just sketches, but I think they do hold a lot of value/merit in the growth of an artist. Anyway, here's two sketches from the last couple of pages. The first is of Sean Connery. For being a somewhat handsome guy, he's got an easy face to caricature. The same goes for the second drawing of John Trevolta. A couple of my fellow caricature artists that are now employed out in California have switched from coloring with an airbrush to Prismacolor color stix. Theyre pretty much giant colored pencils without the wood around em. I haven't had a chance to try them yet, but I did these with regular prismacolor pencils. I've never done much with colored pencils so I was trying to slow down a bit on these and nail down some of the flesh tones. I guess I'm more or less happy with them, but theres a lot of room for improvements.