This was a pencil drawing I did in a sketchbook one Halloween. I forgot about it for quite sometime. Quite fitting for a Halloween drawing, isn’t it?
Seriously, you want to know how to choose a sketchbook. It depends on what you want. Sketchbooks come in all shapes and sizes.
What exactly is it that you want? You need to ask yourself what will your sketchbook be for. Will you put completed drawings in it? Will it be just for putting down rough sketches or ideas on the fly? What media will you be using? Read the rest of this entry »
Some of you may recall that I got a red Moleskine sketchbook recently. I’ve been filling it up with drawings in pen and pencil. This is one of the sketches I’ve done in it and I considered it bizarre.
This is a literal play on the term for the mother of all ants in an ant colony. Check out the Wikipedia entry for more info.
This was my second attempt at drawing this queen ant. I found it tricky to make a female insect look pretty enough. It’s easier for me to make an anthropomorphic cat, rabbit, fox, skunk, squirrel, and so on, look pretty.
I’ll share more drawings with you from the sketchbook (but not all of them) as time goes on.
I have some more belly dancers up this week. These are some more pieces from my sketchbook. Here they are.
This blonde belly dancer wears the Turkish style bedlah (belly dancing outfit). I usually tend to draw my women in the Turkish style outfits, which show more. This is to make them look more visually appealing. However, there are other styles of belly dancing where more modest clothes are worn. I know some of the American and Tribal Fusion have a variety of outfits like full dresses, skirts, and lycra pants.
I thought I’d share some sketches today from my sketchbook. I keep a small wirebound 5.5×8.5 inch sketchbook that I use for working out rough ideas and thinking up concepts. It’s rare for me to share the contents of my sketchbook with others (more on this in a moment). But I thought I’d open up my private work and show you what I’ve been working on.
This piece was sketched in pencil and is an actual scan from the aforementioned sketchbook. Read the rest of this entry »