Friday, January 31, 2014
Anyhow, I so enjoyed drawing the buildings of Main Street in WDW that I thought this might be a nice notebook to continue drawing these beautiful buildings. Even the cover reminds me of Main Street.
I started with casey's corner, the famous hot dog place. My goal is to draw all the buildings on main street and then sell them.
Thursday, January 30, 2014
I think it's interesting to look back at the sketches I did in my first sketchbook at Disney World back in 2008. the one below is from that sketchbook (I've always loved those rickshaws and wagons in animal kingdom ;)
Here's a link to all my Disney sketches from this 2014 trip...
Here's a link to my Disney sketches from 2013...
Here's a link to my Disney sketches from 2010...
Here's a link to my Disney sketches from 2009...
Here's a link to my Disney sketches from 2008...
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
With these it's all about the process as opposed to the finished work. I enjoy working this way. It is as if my hand and my pencil are in control and my mind is just along for the ride. Many times when I begin these drawings I have no idea where they will end up. I usually start out with a pair of eyes and let it evolve from there.
I wish i could say that in this sketchbook I have no preconceptions, no rules or boundaries. But the truth is that I'm extremely critical of what I draw here. On many occasions I spend much time on a drawing only to cover over it with paint, something I would almost never do in my observational sketchbook. Some of these pages have 6 or 7 rejected drawings under the layers of paint. But since I have no emotional attachment to them it's easy for me to simply forget them and start over again.
I find it helpful to have two sketchbooks going at all times. One book is dedicated to observational drawing of people, places, and things which are part of my everyday life, while the other book is for drawing completely from the imagination.
This one is from my latest imagination book, the mr. hyde to my dr. Jekyll.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
So, what do you keep in that little back pocket?
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Each time I draw here, I probably experiment a little more with the subject, trying to capture what it is I like about Disney, and not necessarily trying to provide a general all-around tour of each park and each resort. Except for a couple drawings of Cinderella's castle which I drew while waiting for the fireworks, some might not even recognize these as drawings from Disney World. But I drew what I drew most oftenly because these are things which I recognize and enjoy each time I come here. Sometimes I just draw something too because it's convenient and I have the time, I might be waiting for food to come or something, but I almost always fill that time in with sketching, even though that might mean sketching something which doesn't necessarily appeal to me visually.
So without further ado... posted below are some of the sketches. You can find the whole set of them here in my Flickr blog.
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Danny Gregory posted on his blog this morning a picture of the front cover of his new book, An Illustrated Journey. I'm pretty excited about this one because I'm one of the many artists featured in it. Another book of his titled An Illustrated Life travels with me everywhere I go and has become for me a real source of inspiration. I have no doubts that this one will be equally beautiful and inspiring. I can't wait for it to come out!
You can see Danny's post here and you can pre-order the book on amazon here. Also, you can see some of the beautiful artwork and artists that will appear in the book on Danny's Pinterest page.