Monday, December 12, 2011

Moleskine Update

crockett street bridge
Crockett St Bridge. A standing sketch. Immediately to the right, out of frame, was a Coca-Cola delivery truck, engine idling. I'd been sketching for a while before I realized two delivery guys were watching me from the cab. When I noticed them staring I thought they'd ask to see the sketch, but instead they turned away somewhat self-consciously and rather abruptly drove away.

self portrait in living room with L reclining
I kind of screwed up Linda's sketch, but I'm fond of the self-portrait. It's one of the few where I'm clean-shaven.

sheep skull
Sheep skull. I find it difficult to elaborate on that description.

la tuna
La Tuna is an indoor/outdoor gathering spot/watering hole in San Antonio. The kitchen/indoor dining area burned down days after this sketch. That's I think four places I've sketched that were later destroyed, though I've heard it's already rebuilt. The beer is not mine, BTW. I'm not some kind of zealot or anything, just boring. I prefer Dr Pepper to Shiner Bock.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Obligatory dinosaur post

I worry about this becoming a dinosaur art blog. While I have been working the last few months, much of the artwork I've made has been dinosaur-related, and not the urban-sketching stuff I usually offer up. Hence the apprehension about posts like these. Oh well, if you don't like dinos, get over it.

Here are some recent dinos I done. Some are digital, some pencil, some ink, some done in pencil or ink and colored digitally, etc.

gallimimus revision
Digital Gallimimus, painted in photoshop. Originally gave it pennaceous arm feathers until it was pointed out to me Gallimimus was unlikely to have had them.

camarasaurus v02
I've never gotten any feedback on this Camarasaurus from anyone. Not sure if it's good or crappy.

styracosaurus color
I changed this Styracosaurus's head a bit from the drawing to the color version. Guess I didn't like the angle. Ain't computers awesome?

Styracosaurus  albertensis

allosaurus
Allosaurus fragilis. There's something I like about these foreshortened poses. Will color these eventually.

Edmontosaurus (or Anatotitan) copei
I worry this Edmontosaurus is just a tad cartoonish, but I still like it.

parasaurolophus
Parasaurolophus-- kind of an R. Crumb meets Wayne Barlow thing happening here, albeit unintentionally.

utahraptor
Utahraptor leaping, or maybe in a courtship dance.