Archive | December, 2010

Sketching a bear

28 Dec

Trying out the iPod Touch again, using the free Justin TV app. It clearly has network problems, which hopefully will be resolved in time. The stuttering of the video is a symptom of packets not arriving in time over the wifi network.

Anyway, the sitting bear sketch went surprisingly well, and quick too. I made a mistake, which I could have prevented by being more methodical. I promise to change my ways and do better in the future.

Sketch of a sitting bear

Thanks for reading and until the next blog post!

Drawing bears, part 3

24 Dec

So this was going to be a longer drawing session on Justin TV, like the ones I did earlier this year on Ustream. The subject was, not surprisingly, bears.

You can find the recorded videos of this live drawing session on Justin TV and an edited version on YouTube.

Drawing bears, part 3 (drawing 1)
This was a kind of “warm-up sketch”, using an illustration from Ken Hultgren’s book “The Art of Animal Drawing.”

Drawing bears, part 3 (drawing 2)
Using this photo on Flickr, I drew a Grizzly bear from photo reference.

Quick bear sketch from reference

22 Dec

After trying to understand how foreshortening works on bears, I decided to draw a bear from reference. Although, not a full drawing, just a quick sketch, because I haven’t gone into the details of the animal yet. Getting the big shapes right is what I’m worried with right now, so that’s what I did in this video.

You can watch the video on or YouTube.

Sketching a bear from reference

Thanks for reading and watching my video and drawing.

Drawing a bear from a tutorial

21 Dec

Getting the kinks out of my live streaming process, I do a short tutorial on how to draw a bear-like shape. I based it on a tutorial by J.C. Amberlyn, from a Dutch-language book I found for little money in a bookstore.

You can watch the video on Justin TV or YouTube

Here are the drawings I did in the recording.

bear tutorial 2010-12-21 # 1 bear tutorial 2010-12-21 # 2

Portrait course, lesson # 15

20 Dec

We had another model than usual, a young boy with a dark skin and a Rastafarian hairdo.

Portrait Course 2010-12-20 # 11
First initial sketch with 2B graphite pencil. Looking good.

Portrait Course 2010-12-20 # 22
Something went wrong while putting charcoal on this boy’s face. I guess I lost concentration again.