Thursday, May 21, 2009

Sketchbook 5/21/09





Some more excerpts from my sketchbook. Just trying to have some fun and not be so concerned with the results. It keeps me sane to balance the work I labor over with some that is just done to explore.

I noticed something about using the copic gray markers that has been in the back of my mind for awhile. I was always wearing out the # 4, 5, 6, and 7 before any others, so I thought I'd test my suspicion with a full grayscale (below). It turns out that the markers at both ends of the scale are really close in value-- in some I can't see any difference at all. I kind of felt this subconsciously, but it helps me to bring that type of "beneath-the-surface" feeling into concrete understanding (mainly so I don't forget it).

Not to take anything way from the copic markers -- I think they are great -- but you may not need to buy the full scale to do solid value studies.

3 comments:

Sam said...

love the studies Charlie- its nice to see some more personal work

Trey. said...

great work man, are you going to do some sports finals soon?


-trey b.

Charlie G. said...

Thanks guys-- are either of you going to be back at the Academy this summer? I am packing up to leave for Sarasota on Sunday...