The good life.
‘nother messy page outta the mental sketchbook today.
“I want you to admit that Grace wants to run it all and has the whole time, and that you truly don’t. I want you to help make that happen so that we can all get our shit together and get back to doing what we’re supposed to be doing rather than trying to kill each other.”
Continuing playing around w/ sketchythings. Trying to quickly capture an idea with fast color and loose lighting.
“So this is $1600 from the tables and $400 from the wheel. Mack told me he got the vig ready today so I’m going to see to that first before checking down the list.” After saying this, Halsted pulled his hand away from the envelope which he placed ont he desk and turned to walk away. “If I go to a game tonight, I’ll call to let you know, if you need something.”
Ashland looked away from the form between his hands before speaking.
“Actually, you should sit.”
Halsted stopped and turned to look back.
“Yeah, yeah, sit.”
“What’s the matter?”
Here’s the completed part of the exercise I started last night. I think it turned out good for a first attempt :) Drawing Kedzie’s scars in white was kind of fun.
Now establish a light source. The light can come from a lamp in the room, a window, a lit cigar - whatever you choose. Keep in mind that everything you draw in the image must be lit from that source. This exercise will make you conscious of keeping your light consistent.
In this exercise, you have just composed an image that forced you to be aware of:
Tonight is the first half of another exercise out of that art book that I’m trying…
Draw two figures talking to each other. They can be either gender and whatever ethnic or age group you choose.
However, one figure must be in the foreground and the other in the middle ground. Finally, create a background to establish the location and put the conversation in context.
This exercise will make you conscious of how the three planes - foreground, middle ground, and background - can be applied to the simplest of actions: a conversation.
Tomorrow I pick a light source to light the scene, while being aware of composition, lighting and texture.
Halsted showing Kedzie his bitchface. That sounds like a good time. I didn’t feel like jumping into the lighting tonight, I’d rather spend more time on it so I don’t rush, because I’m not too confident when it comes to using a lot of heavy blacks yet.
Yes that is a Cobb Railways poster. I was Googling “1940’s bar posters” and saw a small thumbnail for something “Cabo” that had a lighthouse sort of illustration. I just kinda borrowed and modified that, mur hur.
Halsted once again, the calm before the storm, aka “about five minutes before someone has a really, really bad night.”
Was trying to paint from dark to light a bit more than I have before. Seems to have turned out well enough for this test.
I knew tonight I wanted to get back to something more original, and probably Everstreets, and specifically Halsted, but I didn’t come up with this until I was putting on the “Sketchguard” half-glove thingie that I wear when I draw on my Cintiq, hurrrr. The sword leaning against the leg idea felt kind of familiar to me, I may have done another ES sketch using it before, but it probably was never finished anyway.
Just practicin’ drawing Halsted, ‘cause it’s been a while. Actually pretty happy with the shape of his face this time. I’ve not really been able to pull off quite what I’ve had in my head for him before.
45 or so min, Painter 11.
If you’ve been following my humble scribbles for a while now, you may somewhat recognize this fella. Say hi! Yes, that is a new scarf. If you don’t know who this is, that’s ok … hopefully you’ll be getting to know each other sooner than later. Not in a darkened alley.
Painter 11, the usual. Eyes dry. Throat dry. Need eye rest and beverage. I kept the rough sketch layers in, because I thought they looked neat and mysterious. The chunky inking look was fun to play with.