Professor Plum…….Can anyone guess my idea? I’m trying to work out a style for this project, but I find it so so hard to pick a style. Has anyone ever made a portfolio with a bunch of different ways to design the same idea? It would be closer to an art of book. Either way Im having a ton of fun with this project.
Sorry for the lack of posts over the last month. I got married and went on a honeymoon in Italy! It was crazy awesome, but also crazy busy. I got a bunch of sketches from my trip I’m going to sketch dump soon. In the meantime here is a Tenor!
I was taking to my buddy Kris Pearn about some of my designs the other day. He suggested that I pick one topic a day and try to draw as many different versions as I could. He was saying that this essentially what a director would want from a designer and to keep it real loose! Only clean up and paint one once you’ve explored a bunch of different ideas… This was a really fun exercise and some great advice. I just wish I had a little more time today so that I could of painted one up, next time…
I got some India ink and some proper dip pens. I’ve been on such a rough drawing kick lately. It’s so much fun to let your mind wonder and just to draw using ink and a pen. Definitely channeling some Searle vibes today. I urge everyone out there to switch up there style from time to time. You never know what cool results you will stumble upon.
Today I noticed that the bumps that happened while drawing on the train gave my drawings a Ronald Searle look to them. So I kinda just ran with it. These were really fun. With such a bumpy ride you can’t help but to have a wobbly line. I think I might try some more of these.
Here is a little progress post. The bottom left is my terrible first try, then another rough sketch with a far more confident pose and finally my finished version at the top. Keep going and always work through those shitty first passes, that’s what its all about.