Friday, May 14, 2010

Black and White and Gray

The above pieces were done early this morning as a warm up. Just to get the creative juices flowing. I did a quick pencil structure sketch on 9" x 12" gray charcoal paper, and then went right in to finish the art with Copic Multi-Liner black markers and Higgins White Ink, applied with a watercolor brush. I only allowed myself 30 minutes for each one.

I remember doing something like this in life drawing classes I took at Art Center. We would draw the live model using black ink & white ink with a crow quill on very large sheets of gray charcoal paper. It was a fun and equally frustrating process for me. I don't work in that style and taking the class in my late 20s meant I had a lot of bad habits to break before I could really learn. Still I'm glad for the experience.

Have a good weekend everyone!

This is Post #956


Royce Thrower said...

Extra nice, especially for "Quickies." I like the "rougher," sketchier look of these! Never taken a live drawing class myself. You took yours in your late 20's? Hmmmm...add 20 years to that....carry the one.....
ahhh, never mind. I will just look at yours instead!

Craig Zablo said...

Really, really nice!

Comix Book Gurl said...

Your "quickies" are lovely! ;)

Little John said...

Very nice Gene!

Gene Gonzales said...

Thanks Royce. Actually I used to take life drawing classes every couple of years. The first time I had to do the drawings with ink and crow quill was later at Art Center. Take a class at a community college, you'll have fun. :)

Thanks Craig!

Thanks Lisa! ;)

Thanks LJ!