Thursday, February 28, 2008

Love for Color

Once I finished buying a watercolor set and some Chartpaks, I immediately wanted to come home and start using them.
these are some sketches that I added color to

Scale Figures

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Monday, February 18, 2008

Cozy Corners and Comfort Food

I drew on the outdoor patio of Foster's Market in Durham. The sun was out, the flowers were in bloom, and the people were there in the masses. I got myself some lunch and set out to find a secluded table where I could draw in peace. Naturally in popular restaurants, seclusion does not exist. It seemed that I had not had my sketchbook open for more than a minute when a group of chatty women, which I later deemed, the "seagulls," decided to gossip at the table behind me. I think the sketches turned out okay, even if I could barely concentrate.

The roof and beams of the patio are covered in vines. They add so much character to the space. Even though some patches haven't been trimmed back in years, I love them just the same

Coffee and soup...comfort food? I think so

Behold the noisiest seagull of them all. I was actually surprised this woman didn't choke on her food; she didn't even stop talking to chew...

Friday, February 15, 2008

Can I Get Some Perspective?!

I appreciate this sketch on the Buffalo city website because it shows more than one form of entourage. It has both people and cars and, because of the variety plus the fact that is has such a great perspective shot, it works really well.

What I enjoy most about this piece from Mayron Renderings is the interpretation of the scale figures. They are casually drawn in a way that matches the rest of the drawing's style. I also appriciate that there is a person interacting with every aspect of the piece. There are people eating at the tables, people sitting on the couches, behind the counter, and at the computers.

This illustration is by F.M Constantino Inc and I think it is a great example of entourage. Figures fill the entire piece and it has them all in perspective, progressively more defined as they get closer.

When we talked about entourage in class, we agreed that the people in the illustrations should be interactive; they should be doing something that pertains to the sketch. What I love about this drawing is that, even if the people are loosely defined, they each have their own purpose. I can tell the figure on the left is pushing a stroller and the parent and child are coming out of a shop.


I laughed for a good five minutes after I came across this piece for Miller Hanson. It puts the space in perspective in a playful and unique way.It is a good example of scale drawings because it has the various levels of subjects. You can tell how deep the pool is, as well as the height from floor to ceiling. Water aerobics is supposedly one of the best forms of exercise... I hope these elders are keeping in top shape!!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008



Helen South's sketch is so free and easy to look at. I enjoy and would like to recreate the feel of a gesture drawing, with some shading to give it depth.


Domenico Gnoli
The thing I wanted to take away from this picture is the idea of small parts that make up whole. If you look closely, you can see that every spot of the page has a line on it; they are all organized. It looks great.


I love Cristine Mazzaglia's drawing technique. The stippling is going to be a challenge, but if the outcome looks anything like this, then it will be well worth it.

Monkey Paint's Interior is unique because of the use of medium. It reminds me of the gray room exhibit we had to draw a few weeks ago. I think, instead of marker, I am going to use pencil and pen in my drawing.

This image is from Danny Gregory's book, The Creative License. I love how simple and bold it is. It reminds me of a negative space drawing. The quality I wanted to take from this picture was the fact that the picture is focused on one specific thing, yet it does not overpower the rest of the picture.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

The Essence of Curry

Day 1

Day 2

I drew my thumbnails in two different sessions. The first session I was spending way too much time on each sketch. The second day I stopped caring so much about the lines being straight and more on the character of the view. I like the second session drawings much more because I felt free to do what I wanted with the sketch.

Wood System

Anna kinda just appeared in the view, but I ended up liking the picture too much to not include it.

I interpreted system as smaller parts that work together to make up a larger whole, so I started sketching with this idea in mind. I wanted the system to have to do with ratios and proportions. I started breaking down the 2x4 into sizes proportionate to one another. The length of the piece is divided into 2inches, 6 inches, and 10 inches; all separated by 4inches. The length is further broken down by being cut in half. Then the width is divided twice, six times, and ten times.
I wanted the structure to be fairly simple. Since there were three sizes of cuts, I decided there should be three levels as well. The idea was that the small would hold up the medium, which would hold up the large.
As for the connecting process, I wanted to use the same technique throughout to be consistent. Since the pieces were so varying in thickness and length, I decided notched would work the best. I think next time I work with wood, I will definitely be more careful with thin wood. I broke so many pieces of wood because I repeatedly was way to harsh with the fragile parts.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Monday, February 4, 2008

Chair Orthographic

Every Little Detail

The carpet is a little hard to identify. I wanted to cover the whole edge in carpet but drawing it started to bug me too much to continue.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Health Topic

The Kiwano ( Horned Melon)