Sunday, April 21, 2013


hi all!

i have some more daily doodles to post, but first... when i posted/tweeted the "sangster" picture, i said it needed work, and someone asked why. which is an excellent and very important question. one of the fundamental jobs of any artist is to look at what they've done critically, and decide what worked and what could be improved.

in the case of the "sangster" picture, there wasn't anything wrong, it just isn't as strong as it could be. the main reason is that it's supposed to be a action-filled pose, but it has too many breaks in it.
pictured: boring

the way i draw, the sweeping lines of my high-energy drawings (even if it's just a face) are the same as racing on a road -- the more breaks there are, the more stopping and starting there is. that kills the action. and that is what i want to fix in the "sangster" pic.
pictured: thicker lines! that must be important!

so a more fluid and energetic pose might look like this.

but there is never one solution for anything, so another option that has the same sweeping lines could be:

and that's that!


Chris Cormier said...

Wow, this is great stuff. Love your thought process, and your reworked compositions are terrific. Thanks so much for sharing, I love this post!

Kendall Robinson said...

Nice evaluation :D Love to see other artists critique themselves visually, one does it so often in their head rather than on paper (or digitally). :)

rodguen said...

Great study, buddy.