Monday, February 29, 2016

Harley process

Harley Process  

I received positive responses to a recent Facebook post of a Harley Davidson I drew for a children's book I have in the works.

Thought I'd show the stages I go through.




T-Nail doodle

















SketchUp is a great resource for reference material. You can download almost anything mechanical or structural free from their library.  Download the software first there is a free version as well.  Also a fun program to work with (I did NOT do the bike in SketchUp just downloaded an existing file).


















Printed the SketchUp image at about 6x6" and worked over on tracing paper. This was sent with the rest of the images for approval.


















Client wanted a more specific bike so they sent some reference photos and I revised and refined in Painter.


















Nailed the final line art in Painter.

















Added grey washes.  I'll add color washes to this after I bring the rest of the art to this stage.

















Nutmeg Ballet Large

Nutmeg Ballet Session

This time I went big

Thanks to The Nutmeg Conservatory and Five Points Gallery for arranging the sessions. 


Worked on larger paper (20x24) this session.  Took a while to get comfortable at that scale and tried a variety of larger charcoal sticks.

First three were 5 min. poses the last was three 15 min. poses.


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Monday, February 22, 2016

Look Locked for Grandpa, Caution and Me

Settled on the final art.  All digital using Painter and Photoshop in a way that looks like I didn't.  For current project in the studio.

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More to come soon.  The adventure involves a motorcycle ride
so i get to draw a Harley! 



Sunday, February 14, 2016

The Nutmeg Ballet Session 3

The Nutmeg Ballet

Last session with the dancers.  Thanks again to the Nutmeg Ballet and Five Points Gallery for this wonderful opportunity.

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Monday, February 8, 2016

Nutmeg Ballet Session 2

Another wonderful session with the dancers. Two to twenty minute poses.

Thanks again to The Nutmeg Ballet and Five Points Gallery
for the opportunity.

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Some of the following were from the previous session.