Monday, April 25, 2011

Sketchbook - gesture drawing

Some super fast gestural sketches done from a cafe. These particular poses would probably make a bit more sense if I had drawn in the partners as well. Both ladies were walking hand in hand. It was a bit too much information for me to take in on the spot, and I was running out of space on the page. I was happy with the rhythms and movement. More practice needed..

Monday, April 11, 2011

'The Flute Player'

Waiting for a train one day, the faint sound of an Irish flute started to waft into the platforms. With the usual hiss and grind of trains coming and going, this music couldn't have been more out of place. I eventually found the source. It was this man (drawn here from memory) hiding behind a pillar. Who would have thought a little bit of magic could creep into such a mundane daily routine? Thanks mr. flute player :)

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Character design - cat

I never quite know if my work is finished enough. I guess this could have been a lot rougher. Personally I prefer looking at things that are at least a bit spontaneous and expressive. I think that somehow our brains turn a drawing's quirks and approximations of form into something that works perhaps more effectively.