Week 2 of illustrative designer Von Glitschka’s 21 day drawing challenge was full of variety. Day 6 was to complete a drawing in a Picasso-esue abstract style. As usual we could pick from a few subjects to draw–I decided to draw a snake in a tree.
Day 7 was my favorite “draw what you like.” Yeah! So I drew a kooky face with some Smash H2O paint markers. The more I use the Smash H2O the more I like them. I even had to place an order for more because I got carried away after the day 7 exercise.
Days 8 and 9 were a bit more textbook art class. On day 8 we did a light and shadow exercise with a reference sheet of faces and light sources to fill in. I decided to have some fun with this one and use some of the light directions to make Fred Flinstone’s five o’clock shadow and a flashlight to illuminate Pete Lorre’s face.
Day 9 we received another reference sheet of possible subject matter and were asked to render two of the objects in a mechanical way or whatever is “mechanical” to us. I took the opportunity to combine the headphones and coffee machine with my character Jazz Katt, he’s usually the tea drinking sort, but after that trip to France he caught to espresso bug.
Day 10 was a full page doodle. This one was fun and very challenging. I really admire the people who can do those full page doodles that flow very easily from one drawing to another. I didn’t mean for flying saucers to attack my Ya-Ya cat, but I wanted to give a nod to that ultimate graffiti artist/doodler Keith Haring. It’s not too late to get in on the drawing action just go to lynda.com and join the fun!