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Saturday, May 9, 2009

The bottom drawing is one of my favorites in the sketchbook. Unfortunately I also find the actual drawing fairly weak... but the intent was there. And that, in this case, is more important to me.

I saw this guy hunched over on the subway.. and everything about the situation had the most depressing story and immediately my mind was empathizing with his silhouette. I mean, he just looked so sad. I know I didn't catch the emotion that well but it was a situation where I really tried... and failed. And it taught me that I need to shoot for that more often and fail. That is when I really know how to interpret and design and change things. I just find it hard to not be distracted by facial features. But I will continue to try to draw story.

Maybe some day soon I will have a drawing that has story that I can call a success.




Tooninator said...

i really dig the design on that top page. And I like that you're using alot of markers now. Adds a different flare.

el said...

Thanks Toon.

Marker's are neat. I like the fact that I don't have all the colors that I'd want so I kind of have to make do with what I have....

It creates interesting color choices I wouldn't be balls enough to do otherwise.

Augusto Quijano Vázquez said...

Hey Ed, love that bottom sketch too, it's all about the emotion!

el said...

Thanks cuxo,

Emotions resonate and can take a fleeting image and make it memorable.