Thursday, September 27, 2007


Above is my sketchbook composition for Suzanne's assignment. I found two different layouts that I liked a lot so I selected them and tried to unify them with a couple of different elements. The main thing that I did was to make the lines on the top and bottom of the text on the left page align with the lines on the right hand page

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Shadow Light

So I enjoyed this drawing a lot, despite the fact that it did not come out great. I think that I would like to do it again and mess with the angles of the light some more.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Pencil Box

Our second studio project found us building pencil boxes. Above is my final for it. I felt like the more you could play with a product, the more you felt like you wanted it. I therefore tried to make everything that moves stick out by making it in white to contrast the black that made up the main structure of the box. The slide on the front is for use when you are carrying pencils at less than capacity you can slide the tab over and it keeps the pencils from rattling around and breaking the tips off.

Profile 2

These new profiles were harder to draw because I decided to draw people who didn't know I was drawing them, this means they moved around way too much. Its okay though, they don't look horrible, so I'm not that upset about it, I just need to have a still model or learn to capture them more quickly.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007


I am getting much better with the profiles that I have done. I have found that all you need to do is trust the system. I've done quite a few of these now, but I have posted an earlier attempt and my most recent attempt. I am fairly pleased with the direction that they seem to be headed (pun intended).

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

People Person

as far as drawing goes I have to say that I am not a people person. I cannot do it. I tried drawing the original two sitting at lunch today and I am not happy with them at all. After I vented my frustration for a time I came back to the assignment and drew a girl in the computer lab. I spent a little more time on it and it came out a little bit better, but not good. I spent the most time on my girlfriend (to try and be safe). Here they are, but I definitely need some more work, or a miracle, whichever.

Monday, September 10, 2007

Raleigh Revisited

So I went back to Raleigh this weekend, where I went to high school. I hadn't been downtown in about two years since my family moved, so I enjoyed making the trip back. We needed to do some contours of a downtown setting to I spent some time on Fayetteville Street, Harget Street, and Salisbury Street. It was nice to sit out there but I was getting really hot as time passed.

What I really liked about the above view on the right is the repetitive feel of the picture. The trees and everything were lined up perfectly, I just had to draw it.
I know that this picture came out looking like crap, but it was such a cool building I had to attempt to draw it. I now know that the cooler it is the harder it is to draw. I couldn't quite grasp the flare out on the building, I think I may revisit this building in the future, I feel the need to beat it.

Thursday, September 6, 2007


We had to do a negative space of a bike turned upside down in the lobby today. I tried something a little different when I drew this by using light dots to try and mark my places.


So we had to do a contour of Ferguson during class the other day, and I felt like it came out decently, but I wasn't thrilled with it. After we came back to class and talked about it a little bit I decided that I would redo it with less detail, just using lines that defined form. While it did not come out like I was hoping, I think it may be the next direction to take it. I like the limited detail approach, I just need to practice some more.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Negative Space

These were some negative space drawings done at my house. I tend to lose proportion in negative space and it comes out looking kinda weird- but I really like the silhouette effect that it produces. Its really tough to make simplicity work but I find that this is one of the sure ways to get a really good picture (if its done right).