Sunday, July 20, 2008

Via Colori Sponsorship Drive

Here's the finished sidewalk art from the Via Colori sponsorship drive at Creekside in Gahanna Saturday night. I went for some semi-realism and it worked pretty well for the camera. In fact, it was pretty interesting... I thought the drawing was coming off OK, but as soon as I saw it in the photographer's preview window, it really took on another dimension.

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The finished artwork.

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Working on the snake. I like to get one main small part of the illustration completely finished - in this case the snake's head - so the viewers get to see one 'cool' thing right off the bat. Here on the blog, it's all about seeing the final artwork, but during the events it's all about watching the process. In fact 99% of the viewers probably don't even see the finished product.

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Kids always have suggestions.

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Finishing touches, and adding Charlie Brown grass.

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Johnny and Jake by drawing.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Pascal LeClaire IF

The Jackets season schedule came out yesterday. Here's a take on goalie Pascal LeClaire who had Enough shutouts last season to lead the league. I included the original pencil sketch before colorizing it.

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Thursday, July 10, 2008

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Nikolai Zherdev

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The Jackets just traded Zherdev to the Rangers. Here's a quick sketch that I'm colorizing at this moment. I was originally a huge non-fan of Zherdev's, like many other Jackets fans, but I was impressed with a lot of things he did last year. All of a sudden he actually started backchecking, as well as seeming to be more of a team guy. I'm not sure how much of a turnaround he made, but I'd like to see him do well, even as a Ranger.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Chinese food rough sketch

I find it interesting when other artists show the progress of their work, so I thought I'd scan in an illustration at different stages. Here's the original loose sketch. As soon as I get to the point where I think it's obvious to see what the subjects are doing, I stop. Sometimes I just do this as an exercise and don't take it any further.

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7/9 - DS - In fact, after looking back on this, I will leave it at the rough sketch phase - I've removed the unsuccessful cleaned up drawings.