Thursday, April 05, 2018

Plaid Redhead


The drawing above is an updated version of this look. I've included a greyscale version because that's what I see when I check my tonal values during the colouring process. 

Watching: Hobson's Choice by David Lean
Reading: Tokyo Vice by Jake Adelstein
Listening to: Julian Lage - World's Fair

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Rusty Culottes


I've been trying to finish a drawing with culottes for a few months now, but could never them to look right. The inclusion of a cropped version is because I'm still not happy with the legs, foiled by culottes again.

This look was taken from someone I walked past on the street, the only difference was that she had light pink hair. Looked great in person, but it's another thing I couldn't get to work.

Watching: The Love Witch by Anna Biller
Reading: Hell House by Richard Matheson
Listening to: Julian Lage - Arclight, The Decemberists - I'll Be Your Girl, Death Cab For Cutie - Something About Airplanes

Friday, March 23, 2018

Chambray Shirt


One out of four is a pretty low hit rate. I had a certain look in my head (blonde, glasses, chambray shirt) for about a week, so I drew a bunch of different sketches trying out different shoes/pants and poses. I wasn't crazy about any of the 10+ sketches, but thought four were okay so I moved ahead and worked on all four with the intention of doing "who wore it better" type of set.

For a few days I thought they were all decent, but little things would bother me, so one by one I decided to scrap three of them, which at the time was annoying because I had taken them through to colour, but in the end I mostly regret not being more discerning at the sketch stage.
  
The rejects weren't wholly without value, and I'm still not crazy about this one, but it's all that's left of my week-long fascination with chambray shirts.

Watching: The Offence by Sidney Lumet
Reading: The Day of the Locust & Miss Lonelyhearts by Nathaniel West
Listening to: Julian Lage - Modern Lore, Death Cab for Cutie - We Have the Facts and We're Voting Yes