Thursday, May 18, 2006

A night at Starbucks...




What I've been doing lately is catching up on sketches and drawings I owe good folks to. I go to the nearby Starbucks, order my usual Venti Americano, and doodle. I really have no thought at all when I begin. Lately I sketch one element, like a figure, or a tree study, and I usually build out from there. It's a way of spilling out a concept and just draw for drawing's sake. Looking at these sketches again tells me that I could definitely push the focal point a bit more, especially the gladiator drawing. If you see the sketch with a blurred eye, you see a strong negative space in a circular form just between the two sparring warriors. Could definitely close up this space more with tone or light detail, so as the focal point is more on the warrior on the left. More to come...

10 comments:

Smook said...

Very nice John, thanks for your insight; enlightening to say the least.

I really love the top sketch. Hope all is well.

Patrick said...

The large creature in the bottom drawing is great- awesome expression you captured there!

Marmax said...

I love the gladiator drawing even if it does need some more work.

St John Street said...

Great point with the Gladiator sketch very helpful and informative great your post often again hope your take care!!!

geenpool said...

very, very, very nice drawins. I love 'em...simply love em.

cdeboda said...

Nice. Don't forget the "Anapproach" blog too. Always like to hear more of your approaches and stuff. :)

Mark McDonnell said...

Always a pleasure to look at your work man.

MAC

Brian Hatfield said...

John, you are the man. I have admired your work from affar for some time. You inspire me. Keep it up.

martin wittig said...

John....Amazing!!!!

Sebastien said...

your sketch are amazing, those ones have a nice concept to them.