Friday, July 31, 2009

That's meeeeeee!


Here is a little self portrait that I did for my deviantID over on deviantart.com. I am starting to feel more comfortable coloring my work, I still have a lot of work to do to get my work where I want it to be. I do however feel that since I have been drawing so much lately that there has been a big improvement since I started back up. There is no excuse to not be drawing for as long as I was, it is not hard to get rusty! Anyway, I managed to make my goal of posting Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, and now (since I have officialy started my vacation from work) I am going to go and enjoy my weekend!!! Hope everyone has a good one as well.

Dave

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Daredevil Wednesday

This started off as a quick sketch and then and hour later I was done, hahaha!  I was happy with the way it turned out, but lately I feel like I am really struggling to adhere to one particular style.  The last two posts I put up are more cartoony, while this has a little bit more of a traditional comic book look to it.  I am more a fan of the cartoony styles and have found that just because one particular drawing may look simple, does not mean that it is easy to draw.

Dave

Monday, July 27, 2009

The Gotham City Bird Man

Just a quick one for today! I am only three days away from starting my extra long vacation from work and I am very excited. Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Dave

Friday, July 24, 2009

San Diego Comic Con 2009

It is that time of year again, COMIC CON! Every year for the past 8 years I have made my yearly trek to San Diego for the con. I remember when I first started going, my friends and I used to be able to just get up really early to be first in line for our tickets. But over the past few years now comic con has gotten bigger and bigger. I think that the movie studios play a big role in the number of people that show up to the con. The down side to these large crowds is that it makes it harder to get in, I myself almost didn't get in this year (thanks again for the ticket Alli). But despite this I am happy that Comic-con has been getting so much more popular, I am glad that there are more people being exposed to this medium; to comics. It was only a few short decades ago that comics were written off as nothing more than mindless entertainment for children. Seeing commercials for the con, television and radio shows broadcasting from there, and thousands upon thousands of fans lining up in front of hall H, means that comics are reaching people on a broader scale then ever before. So, if you are not going to the con this year, then be sure to get your ticket for next year, you won't be disappointed.

Dave

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

The sun never sets when you are too cool!

I saw this guy while eating at Souplantation today, and I had the urge to draw a sketch of this very brave older gentleman. I say brave because well......you know I don't think I need to explain it, this guy looked unique and I wanted to draw him. DONE!

P.S. Yes he was wearing his sunglasses indoors!

Dave

Monday, July 13, 2009

Nostalgic Noir

This is a page straight out of my sketch book. I have always enjoyed movies and books that take place in the early 1900's. To me there is something so enjoyable about a good classic film noir movie. The fashion, the vernacular, the mystery and the murder are all separate but equal parts of what makes a good film noir movie.

Dave

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Remembering Super Dude

I did this little sketch for Sonja a few months ago in our Spanish Class, Sonja suggested that I put it up on my blog.  At first I was just trying to draw a cute little picture of her late hamster Super Dude but when I finished it I realized that artistically it was a tiny tribute to the little guy.  He was a good hamster, he had big puffs of fur on his butt that Sonja liked to refer to as "ass jets", and he liked to eat and sleep and cuddle.  So, this one is for you Super Dude!!!  

Dave 

Thursday, July 9, 2009

The sky is falling

To me a drawing (especially a drawing of a costumed crusader) is much more fun to look at when it is fluid and simple. A drawing can really get bogged down when there is too much going on. Something I have been trying to work on lately with my art is to just have more fun with it. Sometimes I get so wrapped up in worrying what the finished product is going to look like that I end up not enjoying myself or the drawing anymore, and it shows through. Generally when I stop having fun with a drawing, that is when the drawing comes out stiff, rigid, and pretty much unemotional. So on that note, here is a picture of Superman. I drew this sketch very quickly and as you can see it is not very detailed, but I personally really like the way it turned out. I think it came out looking the way I wanted it because oddly I just shut my brain off and let my pencil go to work. When drawing it is so easy to get caught up with over thinking anatomy, form, placement, perspective, composition, etc....and while these things are important I think that they should come second on the list of what makes an enjoyable drawing. Have fun when drawing, have fun in life, have fun in all that you do, because when you do the end result is so much more pleasing. See you here next time.

Dave

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Face the facts....

Lately I have really been trying to make more time to practice my drawing. I realize there are so many things I still do not have a grasp on and I really need to improve. Originally I was going to post something a little different, it was going to be something that I was going to color in Photoshop, but like I said, there are so many things that I really need to start practicing more. One of those things would definitely be Photoshop. Anyway, I am going to keep working on that and post it here when it starts looking a bit more the way I would like it to. With all that being said, I did a few warm up sketches today. Just a few randome faces. I really enjoy drawing faces, in fact in might be my favorite thing to draw. So here are a few mugs for your visual enjoyment. I hope everyone is having a great week.

Dave