Tuesday, February 28, 2006

Hidden Tower

Monday, February 27, 2006


Sunday, February 26, 2006


Saturday, February 25, 2006

Character Design

A piece of a rough character design, for animation.

Friday, February 24, 2006

Distant Towers

Another of many sketchbook experiments. I like to play with different styles, in this case using a simple thin line with little to no variation. Sometimes it's easy to get too fancy with thicks and thins and rendering, but when you restrict yourself to a monoline there's no room for that. Another aspect to this experiment is to draw straight ahead and see what emerges. Sometimes you "draw yourself into a corner", and it collapses into a mess, but sometimes an unexpected image surfaces. The unpredictablity is what makes it interesting...along the way you make discoveries about which lines/shapes/forms are key to building your image, maintaining the perspective as you go, etc. You learn equally from the failures as well as the successes, but of course the failures are a lot less fun.

But that's what sketchbooks are for...

Tuesday, February 07, 2006


A few years ago I was at the car dealership, waiting, and they had a beautiful old car model in a display case. Later this emerged into the sketchbook...