New Sketchbook.

Got my first new sketchbook in a while.  So naturally I immediately starting doodling barbarian pig men ( or Moblins as they are called in Legend of Zelda.)

Figure Drawing - 4/8 & 4/15

We have some figure drawing workshops here at work. The last two Fridays I have been lucky enough to attend the Friday costumed figure drawing sessions lead by Bob Kato ( from The Drawing Club).  These two sessions were the first where I used my iPad pro and Adobe Sketch instead of traditional medium.  My love affair with Adobe Sketch's pencil brush continues.

This week's Model was the always awesome Stacy Walker in a pirate outfit.

 Last week's model was Sara who's last name I forgot to get. The figure modeling community in LA is small, so you tend to see the same people over the years. However I had never drawn Sara before so it was fun to work with a new model.  Fun fact some of the models in LA I have been drawing ( at various workshops and classes) for over 15 years! Time flies...

Meetings

Back in high school I rarely took notes during class.  I drew in my sketchbook instead and was somehow able to absorb information better that way.  Mr. Lamb my economics instructor took note of this after I aced my first exam. He told me "Vincent, whatever your doing... it's working. So don't take any notesin my class.  Just keep drawing in my class."  ( I ended up getting an A in his class)

These days I am in a lot of meetings and I want to "take notes" in the same way. If I am not presenting or fielding questions I will start doodle my coworkers. It's great because you get to see the same faces a lot and learn your subjects. It's not so great because you end up drawing a lot of people sitting down looking off in the same direction.  But with my busy schedule I'll take any opportunity to get some drawing done.

 I used to do tiny little quick doodles on post-it notes  like these two:

Lately I have been bringing the iPad Pro in to meetings and doing quick gesture drawings of my coworker's faces. 

I like how this ear turned out.

I like how this ear turned out.

The idea man from the post-it note.

The idea man from the post-it note.

These are done really fast in broken increments over a meeting. I might spend 5 minutes total on a drawing.  I also am trying not to stare at the subject, so I am more concerned with the expressivity in the drawing rather than capturing a straight likeness.

These are done really fast in broken increments over a meeting. I might spend 5 minutes total on a drawing.  I also am trying not to stare at the subject, so I am more concerned with the expressivity in the drawing rather than capturing a straight likeness.

Tim brought his daughter Sara in today and she quietly played games during one meeting. Her head was poking out from a chair.

Tim brought his daughter Sara in today and she quietly played games during one meeting. Her head was poking out from a chair.

I really liked the way her hand was pressing against her face as well as the lines created by her hoodie.  This one took about 4 minutes.

I really liked the way her hand was pressing against her face as well as the lines created by her hoodie.  This one took about 4 minutes.

So,dear coworkers, if you see me staring at you in a meeting and my iPad is out you now know what's up. ( sorry not sorry)

Warm ups

Recently to get my mornings started I have been doing really quick character gesture drawings. I don't plan them out just start drawing and see what happens.  Sometimes the results are cool and other times they are just crazy marks on the page.  Either way it is a fun way to get the morning started.

Space girl rocking out.

Space girl rocking out.

5 min Two Face

5 min Two Face

The fastest maracas in the west.

The fastest maracas in the west.

Nightmare Before Christmas

Leading up to Xmas this year I used one of my all time favorite films to keep practicing on the iPad Pro. Never got around to drawing Jack...maybe next year.

Sally 

Sally 

Oogie Boogie and Sandy Claws

Oogie Boogie and Sandy Claws

Collected Drawings

I have been having a lot of fun with the iPad pro.  I have posted these images earlier across social media, but wanted to collect them here. These were all made using the program Adobe Sketch.

Winterbottom straight creepin'

Winterbottom straight creepin'

Steph playing video games

Steph playing video games