Saturday, June 19, 2010

B-ball Studies

One thing I want to become better at is capturing the action of NBA Players. Their bodies show so much action and momentum. Plus it is my favorite sport to both play and watch. These are some action gesture sketches to help me get the feel of what makes a basketball pose dynamic. A lot of these are influenced by the amazing illustrator Gary Locke. Truly one of my favorite illustrators of all time.

"Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in your brother's way" - Romans 14:13

Facebook Friends

This is a gift caricature of a middle school friend of mine. I drew her my first year working at Valley Fair in Minnesota and it was TERRIBLE! When we reconnected on FB I promised I would make up for such a bad experience at the hand of my pencil. I think the mission has been accomplished ;D

This is a final drawing of my "Facebook Brother". Between him and I, we probably have some of the most controversial posts on FB. His are definitely waaaaay more controversial than mine. Nonetheless, we try to enlighten and address many issues that most people just ignore or accept. Don't know what my FB experience would be without this brotha! I plan on adding some color to this one but I'm on the fence whether to go traditional or digital. Maybe I'll toss a coin.

"They will fight against you but will not overcome you, for I am with you and will rescue you," declares the LORD." - Jeremiah 1:19

Michael Vick Sketches

Back when he was going through his trial before his sentencing I decided to sketch a couple shots of him since his face was EVERYWHERE. I'm so glad to see him bounce back from all the trials, tribulations, and bad judgment. I pray he can have a successful second NFL career.

"For I will forgive their wickedness
and will remember their sins no more." - Jeremiah 31:34

Colts Sketches and Studies

I believe I sketched these last year during football season. I was just playing around with some exaggeration and trying to nail down some likenesses of some of the players, and ex coach. Some of these might be worth revisiting and polishing up some more...We'll see!

"For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live," - Romans 8:13

More Previews

Found these laying around while cleaning up the other day. Some I like some I could care less for. Amongst them you will see guest appearances of Big Ben Roth, CSI:NY, Roy Jones, and a few others I will let you decide who they are. Enjoy!

"He who listens to a life-giving rebuke
will be at home among the wise. "
- Proverbs 15:31

WIP Previews (and some finished)

Here is a snapshot preview of some of the art I've been working on. A mixture of colored pencil experiments, facebook friends, and digital painting. I'm trying to be more intentional on updating more and expanding my drawing horizons to animals and of course more full bodies. With all that is going on with my professional job and personal life at home that makes it kind of hard at times. Nevertheless, hope you enjoy. I'll actually be posting some finished versions of some of the work in this snapshot VERY soon.

P.S. The faces have been filtered to protect the "innocent"

"However, as it is written:
"No eye has seen,
no ear has heard,
no mind has conceived
what God has prepared for those who love him" - 1 Corinthians 2:9