Big Posters and Coloring Experiments

To get a change in my routine, I like to draw these large posters, and try out different coloring and shading techniques. Using a variety of subjects, I get a feel for how appropriate a particular technique might be in a particular situation.

Additionally, this is exercise is a great way to gain perspective (no pun intended) on your art style; drawing an object out of context helps me think about how I render the qualities that go into that object, ultimately helping me grow as an artist (I hope).

If you’re interested in doing a similar project, I suggest getting any large surface on which you would enjoy drawing. Leave it someplace convenient and add to slowly.

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Ink Wash Landscapes

Here are some Ink wash landscapes. The composition is pretty much the same in both, but the landscape is different.

mesas

 

mesaicebergs ice islandz

Quick Draw

I did some quick drawings to get the juices flowin’.

It’s been a while since I drew a robot.
robot

A scene in the desert.
dessertscene

This is a picture of Francis Buxton from Pee Wee’s Big Adventure when he tells Pee Wee that he’ll be sorry.
youllbesorrypeewee

 

This is a squid man.
squidman

And these are thse pointy, medieval shoes called “Krakows.”

 

krakows

Delicious Food

 

 

The idea or romance of some foods is sometimes better than the food itself. I remember seeing a cartoon dog eat spaghetti when I was a kid,  and no spaghetti ever met my expectations. I think that’s the idea behind these food charts.