Monday, June 28, 2010

Yes, Sometimes I Draw Dogs.

I met a dog, we played Frisbee and I did a drawing of him.

I like drawing people in motion and animals because it requires a type of observation that relies partially on memory coupled with a sort of preemptive composition. I watch for a little while to see if there is a type of pose that gets repeated. I try to remember which aspect of the subject falls into consistency with that context and render it. Life drawing is something that comic book artists should be doing whenever they can.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Love in Comics Form.

For my sweet LindseyAnne's birthday I made her a comic of our love. It chronicles the first year or so of our courtship/friendship and where we are now. I love her very much and I wanted to do something sweet for her. The style is different than my usual approach but I have been enjoying the work of my studiomates Erika Moen and Colleen Coover so I thought I might go for a look like that. It was nice to relax and make decisions more from an instinctual place than an academic one.

The characters are versions of Lindsey and I that come form inside jokes between us. All of the drawings have a little of that in them. My favorite might be of the skunk though that one is also sort of unfair to the person it represents. I am with a girl who is perfect for me and I wanted to demonstrate that to her with an artistic present.