Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Sketches






I've been playing with the brush a bit and I'm thinking of evolving my Much style into something a little grungier. I've been looking at a lot of Ronald Searle along with Bandes Dessinee artists like Didier Conrad and Franquin. I also went out and did a little life drawing in a nearby park. I really need to do that more often.

7 comments:

ted said...

Great stuff Steve! The ruffer style is pretty energetic and expressive.

Emmett said...

Those trees are great.

sTeVeLeC said...

Thanks guys! I was pleasantly surprised with the way the trees turned out. It encourages me to draw from nature more often.

pinky said...

sexy tree's, sexy tree's!
They kinda had a e.h. shephard feel to 'em too. I'm a huge fan pen stuff!

Justin said...

does grungier mean mangling your brush and scraping it along the paper?

sTeVeLeC said...

Hey Justin. I did those tree drawings in my sketchbook, which has a much rougher texture than the paper I usually ink on. What I mean by grungier, is that I'm using short, choppy strokes and more hatching, so the overall effect is less curvy and sort of grittier.


If you google the artists I refferenced, you'll get an idea of what I mean.

sTeVeLeC said...

Oh Kelly, thanks for the kudos. I like E.H. Sheppard a lot, though I don't think my writing is has much in common with Winnie the Pooh.

And I'm using a brush by the way...

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