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Monday, May 31, 2010




I've been having a lot of fun at the park lately. I'm trying to push fast, accurate exaggeration right now.

3 comments:

Jason said...

I like the long haired guy in the bottom drawing. The guy to his right looks like an Andrea drawing, too. Weird.

Very different from what you were doing last year.

Juan Correa said...

i like the black and white one a lot.. shows a different approach from you... its sleek and simple, and its capture them... hopefully their personality too.
i also got to see the drawing at 3 of the girls, its really nicely colored, id think it takes long to color like that.. gotta show me a thing or 2

el said...

Thanks Jay and Juan,

Yeah. Completely different from last years stuff... call it the benefit of being inspired by Dylan. I was drawing next to Dylan for a few hours the day prior to that and the way he sees rubbed off on me a lot. I really want to see if I can keep doing things that way...

Juan.. my color is getting faster and faster. And really what I tend to do these days is if there is a lot of pink in the cheeks and nose I lay down a base of pink there... if not I don't second to that I lay down a base of goldenrod (if they're tan) or peach and then I'll layer colors on top as necessary. If they have a darker complexion my base goes darker... either to goldenrod with sienna layered on top... or pure sienna brown. And then I simply adjust for values and a few other things. Each pass of color doesn't take me much longer than 10 or 15 seconds so I get nice full, strong color in no time at all. If I'm milking a drawing for color then I simply spend more time ensuring my whites are clean so I can get a high key value next to my darkest colors to really make my highlights and my colors sing.