If you are a lurker from Imgur (and you might be one) then the ol’ Whappity Whappity Stormtrooper meme in not lost on you… for all other’s here is a fun “in process” project for the upcoming central New York Tech Garden gallery exhibit “Star Wars vs. Star Trek: The Logical Choice”.
(Above) Pencil drawings and roughs always come first. Notice all the smudges and eraser crud?
Laying down red color layers. Watercolor, liquid acrylic and gosh knows what else!
Greys and blacks are the last step along with touch-ups and overall composition checks. Thanks for scrollin’ and if you’d like to pick up a print.
This post first appeared on January 17th, 2016. “Whappity Whappity” was featured in the 2016 “Star Wars vs. Star Trek: A Logical Choice” group art exhibit at The Tech Garden Gallery in Syracuse New York.
“Inanimate” is one of those moods where time stops or slugs along like syrup in winter next to icebergs. But you ever get the sense of being inanimate when everything rushes around you… so fast that it stops still or you do? Let me know what you think is inanimate to you? And yes, Keanu’s Reeves acting style has been counting in on the tally in the One Day One Sketch scoreboard.
This archived sketch was first posted on August 29th, 2011.
“Blank” really zoned in on those rare, somewhat blissful, or happenstance moments where everything around you is just white noise. Background music. Elevator music if you’re that panned out. Although, come to admit, maybe it’s just spacing out sketching for the One Day One Sketch blog. Hmmm.
That’s the last time we’re downing a gallon of milk in under an hour. Just the thought of slamming it and keeping it in for a half hour after. Feeling kinda sick and wait… wait… we’re a little Nauseated thinking about it coming back up.
Urp. We’re just gonna… gonna lie down for a while.
I say, what a cheery chap, old sport! Looks like One Day One Sketch is laying down the ink and linework for the Narwhale Martini illustration tattoo design sketch. Just dapper!
Concocted from a very clever and quite brilliant suggestion from one of our awesome fellow bloggers, Kevin B., this illustration design features a very dapper narwhal martini with a olive skewer. We tip our (mini-Narwhal sized) top hats to you, of course.
“Feel Good Hit of the Summer” illustration featuring tongue-in-cheek humorous illustration of nicotine, valium, vicodin, marijuana, ecstasy and alcohol. as a parody illustration as inspired by the lyrics of The Queens of Stone Age.
The first sketches appeared on February 26th, 2014 and February 27th, 2014. The illustration piece was featured in the 2013 juried show “On My Own Time” group exhibit at the Everson Museum of Art and the Szozda Gallery in Syracuse, NY.
Realizing this now, there hasn’t been a self portrait done in about ten years. Really. It’s not a subject I pursue (one i avoid) but with this graphic novel coming into the forefront this quick lil piece helped breakthrough some stylistic goals and rubric that I wanted the feel of novel to towards. Call it the beginning character sheet for what’s to come.
From January 25th, 2015 blog post
This is a very simple sketched out visual solution to part of the style I’m aiming to render most if not all of the graphic novel in. Playing heftily on the use of positive and negative space as well as three main colors: black, white, and tan.
This is a rough sketch of “drained”. Or when that feeling when you get when something (energy, belief, life force etc) is just leaking out somehow. Its a concept that’s been rolling around in my noggin for some time but hasn’t properly executed itself until about a day or ago.