Archive for the 'Drawings' Category

Videos of Drawings

As I fill up my sketchbooks, I’ll be taking videos of myself doing the drawings. I have an iPad app which records at 6x speed, so the videos are quite short. Why am I doing this? I’m trying to understand what my sketching habits are as a wannabe artist so that I can improve.

Here are several videos completed today.

Quick Sketch of Student Graduate

This is the first of my quick sketches I’ve recorded this summer on a recently purchased iPad Pro, which has made recording these kinds of things a snap. As I follow the path towards becoming an artist, I’ll be capturing on video my efforts. Where this all leads, who knows. I chose the bottom right of the page to make room for other students.

iPhone Drawings

Tulips

Lilies

SelfPortrait_thmb

I’ve been playing around with the Brushes App for iPhone and have been pleased with the results. It seems to me that this app offers artists a brand-new medium to work in. But using it on an iPhone, especially with my eyes, is uncomfortable and clumsy. But I’ve fallen so in love with this app that I’ve ordered an iPad Pro, mostly just to use this app.

Kurt Vonnegut

I’ve alway liked the writing of Kurt Vonnegut, so he was a natural choice for my first attempt to draw a likeness of a famous writer. I think I captured a pretty good Kurt.

kurt-vonnegut_lowrez

Hector Berlioz – the Sketchpad

Another sketch of a famous composer, this time Hector Berlioz. My process is simple: I print out a picture of the composer and then pick up a No. 2 pencil and sketch the likeness on a small sketchpad. That’s all there is to it. I plan on working my way through the visages of several hundred composers.

Hector Berlioz

Recent Portraits

I’ve been honing my pencil skills by drawing portraits. Here’re a few recent examples: Leonardo Da Vinci (darkened in Photoshop to look more like charcoal) and the composer Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach.

leonardo-da-vincicpe_bach