Friday, February 6, 2009

And some more sketches...


This time moving on to gouache for a few. Just trying to work really quickly and really small(about 3x3) as a way of learning more about value, and pattern and how to mix color. I'm always surprised at how little line is necessary for the image to "read" if the values are arranged with some planning. I'm also having fun trying to draw these without caring about the end result. It is very hard for me to let go of the need for good results (and even harder for me to post these for others to see) but really enjoyable when things go well.

4 comments:

Leslie Herman said...

hey charlie. These are really cool. I've always admired your thumbnails. simplicity that reads so perfectly, everything is explained.

Jeff Love said...

Your process always seems impeccable. I'm rubbing myself up against the screen, hoping some rubs off on me.

Jamie Pogue said...

Hey Charlie. Sports pictures are really fun to do. Sports Illustrated often has some fantastic photos to check out if you ever get a chance. I hear you're going back to the academy? I'm jealous! I'll be there in spirit.

mclean said...

strong stuff sir, really glad to see so much accomplished since the academy. being able to break away from that linework is showing a lot of artistic maturity!