The Accordion Blues

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Well, this is a mess, but hey, it’s what I drew this evening. I thought it was a pretty simple vacation picture (upper right), but turns out it was a pop quiz in perspective. Even the accordion twists and turns in several different directions. I’ll probably give this a do-over at some point. Drawn on newsprint with a soft wax crayon.

A Small Gesture

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Gesture drawing is drawing what you see, and is more about capturing motion and form than any sort of detail. Getting better at it will help me with animation, since it will require the ability to quickly summon natural-looking movements from my mind. Drawn in Sketchbook Pro on the iPad.

Ya Hippie

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Speaking of bad caricatures, this was my response to the daily challenge on Reddit’s Sketch Daily page, asking users to draw a self-portrait without the aid of a mirror or photos. Behold, my mangy new beard! Drawn in Adobe Ideas on the iPad.

L.D.!

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I don’t mind telling you, this past season was pretty, pretty pretty, good. My caricature skills, on the other hand, could use improvement. Drawn in Adobe Illustrator and colored in Adobe Photoshop.

The Man With No Name

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Trying to come up with a comic strip/animation character. My idea today was to draw a guy who looked like a cross between two of my favorite comedians, Bob Hope (the nose) and Dick Van Dyke (the long face). Still too generic, but I think it has potential, somehow. Drawn on newsprint with a soft wax crayon.