My nephew accepted a scholarship to the Stop-Motion school at Hampshire College in New Hampshire last summer, very exciting. So I decided, as a gift, to make him a tee-shirt for the occasion. I created a cartoon character that resembled him in four different poses. The image below has each of the original drawings and the final print for the tee-shirt and I thought I would go through my process with you.
I began by drawing a character, the first drawing, that was the cartoon version of my nephew. Next I laid tracing paper over the first drawing and drew his arms in various positions and changed his facial expression to match and I did this three times. I ended up with four Jackson’s and ran them through Photo Shop and colored each a different color and dropped a film background in and added the text for the school. The final print for the tee-shirt is the first picture in the image. Using the direct to garment print process I had the final graphic added to the tee-shirt.
In my opinion, the tee-shirt turned out pretty good and my nephew was both surprised and very happy with the gift.
Enjoy and keep drawing!
So one of the things I struggle with is drawing eyes. I decided to make that my drawing this week and I feel pretty good about how the eye turned out. What are some of the things you struggle with in your art? Any suggestions about how I could make this eye better? 🙂
2019 Drawing Challenge – draw something every day…
Okay. Let me first begin by saying drawing something everyday is much more difficult than I had anticipated. Maybe some of you saw this coming…but this does not mean that I am not going to continue with my challenge it simply means I will need to adjust the scope of my frequency of drawing. Also I do not want to become that annoying blogger person that sacrifices quality for quantity.
My 2019 drawing challenge – draw something everyday is going to become draw something everyday but complete the drawing weekly instead of daily. 🙂
As Sponge Bob would say
“We don’t need television not as long as we have our imagination”.
2019 drawing challenge – draw something everyday…
2019 drawing challenge to draw something everyday – here is my Joker.
I was following along with Jim Lee and if you have ever watched him he draws very fast. My goal is to become a better artist by seeing the way the very skilled artist sees when drawing.
Clearly, there are some mistakes but drawing loose and quickly you have very little time to over-correct, which I think is very useful for learning the skill.
2019 drawing challenge draw something everyday – Robert Plant pencil drawing
2019 drawing challenge – draw something each day.
pencil with black marker
The Thin Blue and Thin Red line are each tribute paintings for both our fire fighters and police officers. Each painting is on a 16×20 canvas panel and is created by using spray paint, acrylic paint and plastic bags.