Ever since I first sketched a spherical panorama in the Procreate app, people have been asking for a tutorial, so I've finally put together the steps for how I did it. I had seen illustrations that you can pan around before and I wanted to figure out a way to do one on site, rather than make it in my studio from photo references. I will start by saying that panoramic urban sketches done on location are nothing new. The brilliant G é rard Michel and Arno Hartmann have been doing them for some time, and Arno had already been taking his analog images done on site and turning them into scrollable panos with computer software years before I set out to try this. Most of the time when I draw in curved perspective I draw "intuitively," meaning I don't set up any vanishing points or use any rulers or grids. In researching this process I knew that to do a 360 degree drawing accurately I would need an equirectangular grid with 2:1 proportions. I found one, along with a ton of
It's been an amazing year for me, and sketching has been a big part of it. I have done a lot of drawings this year, too many to post, really, so here are a few highlights of what I haven't yet posted. Click any of them to see them larger on Flickr. Now I've got to top all that in 2015.
Well, It's been nearly six years since I posted here. The truth is I had slowed down quite a bit, because social media was already starting to take the place of my blog as a way to showcase my work and to connect with the community. So why am I back? I finally realized it's nice to have an honest-to-goodness URL to point people to that exists outside of an app but can still be updated regularly. So here we are. What to post about? Well, my first thought is maybe I should catch you all up on what I did in the past 6 years. There's far too much to really post here, so I'll break it down into some highlights by year. Then hopefully I can start posting about what I'm doing right now. So I guess I better start with 2015. 2015 highlights So what happened in 2015? A few things. We bought a house. Which means my living room went from this: To this: My studio went from this: To this: (Yes, it's also the guest bedroom) Oh yeah, here's another thing that happened: