Tuesday, January 19, 2010

3 new WIPs


 Here are 3 new pieces that I've started.  The first one is another exercise out of Masterful Color.  I just love this book and I'm beginning to really enjoy the actual application of the color.  Where I once thought it would be tedious, it's now becoming a kind of meditation.  I find I look forward to seeing what the color will do when I layer it.  The second one is something I've had in mind for awhile now.  An extreme close-up of the front tire on my Cannondale mountain bike.  I think the knobbies on the tire just scream design.  So we'll see how that's going to turn out.  The last one is another sketch of my '66 Mustang. Y'all really didn't think you'd seen the last of my car, did you?   I just love drawing shiny things and this one has lots of shine.  The chrome wheels, the badges and then the reflection of the badges in the paint on the fender.  I'm going to be trying that technique with the charcoal and graphite pencils that I talked about in a previous post.  I don't know which of these 3 will win out and capture my sole attention to completion, but I have my work cut out for me for at least the next 3 weeks. 

5 comments:

Alex said...

The pear blew my mind literally! And I am a sucker of WIPs anyway :) I can't wait to see more progress!

nanke's stuff said...

Your work is amazing. I was also struck by the pear. It'll be fun to see where you go next. nancy

Phyllis said...

The pear is certainly striking - my goodness, the design for the bicycle has me fascinated, and I'm looking forward to seeing that!
Bravo

Ramona Davidson said...

Lovely sketches. Can't wait to see the end results. The pear is awesome.

Ann said...

All terrific starts! I'll be looking forward to seeing these progress. I find drawing all those layers of color with colored pencil meditative too :-)