I didn’t want the old man that I sketched yesterday to be lonely, I decided to do some old lady character designs for him to spend time with. These are memory sketches from today. I was on my way into the Hobby Lobby with a stack of old gift cards, to buy a new sketchbook for warm-ups. I saw this old lady on her way out. She was perfectly, amazingly, round in the middle. I love her.(the sketch in the middle is probably closest to what she actually looked like)
It has been a very busy month, but I’ve tried to squeeze in sketching whenever I can. I’m almost finished with this moleskin sketchbook. Probably 7 or 8 pages to go. After this I’m going to switch to a brown paper sketchbook, just to keep things fresh for me.
Lately, I’ve been drawing with red/blue pencils, and for some reason purple prisma color brushpen for outlining. On this page in particular, I’ve been smudging the purple to get shaded effects, and then go back over it with colored pencil, or greys to give it more depth. I’ve almost completely stopped using black ink for the last few weeks or so. Most of these were drawn at the Lubbock Comic Book Expo this past weekend.
These are a few of my sketches from the past week. Lots of walmart people, and a few from the mall. Lots of character this week.
I loved the security guard in this first one, he came in all flustered, with a baby blue bicycle helmet on, and his pants leg rolled up,
scrambling to get some food before his shift.
We had a good group of marks at the walmart this week. It was a lot of fun trying to catch them all. Although we did get busted. Which almost never happens. Luckily everyone seemed to really enjoy their sketches.
This Joyful old soul was partaking in an icecream desert at Jason’s Deli last week. You can really see how excited he is about the sweet concoction.
This is not my best ever attempt at digital painting. Sometimes I forget how to do things, like paint in a computer.
This old guy was so adorable. We found him at the mall. I wanted to keep the colors quick, this was about 30 minutes. Playing with some new PS brushes my friend Brandon gave me. Definitely makes things quicker and smoother. I’m having a lot of fun with it.
I love sketching Old Dudes. Its no secret. Especially living in West Texas where Old Dudes are in and of themselves work of art for the caricature artist. I was out at the Market Street last night with Amber sketching people, and the Olderly’s were out in full force. This guy was one of my favorites. I decided to paint him in Photoshop. I want to do a whole scene of these guys. But I still have lots of other work to be doing. Maybe one of these days I’ll do a book of ‘em.
Today was a little rough getting going. It was starting to feel like a Monday so I got in my truck and left town to get recharged. I drove out into the country and stopped at a restaurant in Littlefield to do my work for the day. To get the creativity flowing I did this warm up sketch of a little old man I walked past on the way in. Old men are so much fun to draw.
I still have some work to do before bed. But I want to keep up as best I can with this sketch a day thing. I appreciate everyone stopping by to check out my art.