Wednesday, February 4, 2009

More Experiments...

Some more sketches that I've been doing lately while looking at magazines. Still concentrating on value and shape, and hoping to create an interesting abstract pattern...




And one I decided to finish as vector art...



I have a strange need to justify any digital artwork I do by showing the hand-drawn aspect of the creation. I'm not sure why I hold this bias, but I'm usually not a fan of vector art that is merely a traced photograph. I'm clearly looking at reference here, but trying to let the drawing process redesign it into something more interesting. Hopefully I've maintained some of the energy of a drawing in the above digital piece, but somehow I always like my sloppy thumbnails the best (probably because I don't care how they turn out). I'm always trying to bridge that gap. I wish my vector work could somehow have some of the randomness of the above thumbnails. Someday I hope to crack that code...

Below are some of the steps I take before starting on the computer to create vector artwork.




2 comments:

Cedric said...

Great work. Sounds like a fun exercise.

Kyle McCullough said...

I don't think Im going back to the Academy. It just wont be the same, you know?

Great work man. You are great at composing your work. Keep in touch man....later

-kyle