Jan 4, 2009

Resolve - wip

I've started to take a different approach to my sketching, inspired by another illustrator, Anthony VanArsdale. I love his sketching style and thought I'd give it ago to try sketching with a colored pencil first. To my surprise (because I did this long ago and never stuck with it), I enjoyed it maybe a little too much. It was so easy to lightly sketch and find my points of perspective.

I still drew on tracing paper, and to my astonishment, colored pencil erases off of tracing paper! I knew I loved this stuff for a reason. ;) So here's my new approach...

Sketch how I want the original to look. Usually I have to draw it flipped so that when it comes to transfer it's "moving" the right way. Since drawing with blue pencil I would have to go over it with graphite anyways, I can flip the tracing paper over, draw in the detail n' what not with the graphite, then flip it back again to transfer. Still with me? I'm so excited about this! Also the blue pencil doesn't smear nearly as much as the graphite! An added bonus!

My image relates to "resolve" because mothers usually have to settle or sooth the toddler to get them to sleep. Otherwise the toddler tosses, turns, and squirms around instead of sleeping. Plus, toys are always distraction. :P A resolution to the bedtime problem.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It reminds me of me and Savannah. She's been sick and i have to sooth her to get her to go to sleep.