Thursday, December 3, 2009

Brush Lunch


I made a few new brushes and messed around at lunch. This doodle is based on the thumbnails that I showed below.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Flying Things





Here are some rough little sketches done for fun. Exploration, nothing more.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Sketch Update


Here's a lunch sketch I started a while ago. You can see that it got away from me a bit, and I didn't really stick to the thumbnails at all. I tend to like the thumbs a bit more, so you might see some of them pop up again in the future. Stay tuned.

Friday, October 30, 2009

Homework

Here's another study. This one is based on the work from Daniel Gerhartz. These studies usually start as morning warm-up sketches and never even get saved because they're so quick or abstract. This one turned into a fun brush/smudge experiment.

Still trying to wrap up the sketches from the last few weeks.

Monday, October 12, 2009

Orange - w i p


"Orange whip? Orange whip? Three orange whips."

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Moon - w i p



Updated...still in progress.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Homework

Here's another Burdick study.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009



Here's another Mucha study from his Slav Epic...maybe still in progress?

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Color Study (wip)


Mucha study

Scott Burdick study

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Rummage Sketches





Here are some originals that were later colored, these were done for a project that was ultimately canceled.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Doodle WIPs



Just keepin' it fresh, trying some new brushes.

-joe

Friday, March 27, 2009

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Spring


Here it is......two years of hair......30 minutes with the clippers.

I guess I look like a stooge either way.....

Monday, March 16, 2009

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Traditional

Here are a couple traditional sketches I've done recently. I was inspired by Nathan Fowkes' landscape sketchbook and decided to take a crack at it. I've never tried these little acrylic sketches before and i haven't touched traditional paints in some time. There not that great, but I'm trying damn it. They're both acrylic, and both were done in my moleskine, so they're pretty small. The top sketch was done first from reference out of a book, and then i quickly did the bottom sketch using the same palette in order to use up all the poorly-mixed paint i had from the first sketch.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Sketchbook







Here are some pages that i put together from a sketchbook that never seems to be finished. It's never been a primary sketchbook of mine, i pick it up from time to time just to doodle in something different. Thus, the randomness of the subject matter:/


Friday, February 13, 2009

Fresh Start

This new blog is going to serve as my personal sketch forum. I hope to post often with photos and digital and traditional sketches, mainly to keep me fresh and inspired. I hope you enjoy it. This is the first post/sketch that i did last night. It's based off of a picture that i took here in Chicago. It was entirely done in Photoshop.