Sunday, March 15, 2009

A Quick Sketch


I'm trying to galvanize my digital process a bit, so I limited myself to 30 minutes, two colors and two drawing layers on this one. I'm actually pretty happy with it despite its roughness, or perhaps even because of it. I don't know why, but I really tend to gravitate toward the unfinished or "sketchy" look in my drawings. It just appeals to me visually. This guy being straight out of my head, I'm kinda curious to hear if anyone can invent a good story for him. Anyone?

8 comments:

Jen said...

I think this is how your inner self looks when he thinks about drafting for many years. Also, it is how my inner self looks when I think about potty training.

Jesse said...

I think he looks like a wise but not-so-happy-go-lucky (if that makes sense) old farmer man. He definitely looks like he's pondering something too, maybe how the crops are going to grow or something.

Lori said...

The first thought that came to my mind was that he looked like Obi one Canobi. However you spell his name. He definitely has the Jedi Master Aura around him.

Zak said...

This is a guy that has lived a good life. He most likely has a luscious garden and a fine collection of Russian nesting dolls. His presence may soon be graced by a man of the cloth.

Shella said...

I agree with Jesse; he's an older farmer. My understanding is that his livestock have been disappearing lately, and now he's gone undercover to find and bring to justice those who are behind these misdeeds.

Brittany said...

Once upon a time there was a ganitor named Ed. Ed had a good enough childhood, yes, complete with grandparents, goodies, and the occasional outing, but yet, there was just something about him that even the smallest of children at Seaside Elementary School for the Less Fortunate (where he'd worked now for eleven and a half years), could pick on. This caused even the most outgoing of children, those who would normally have shown a cute, if, unevenly toothy, smile, to quickley pretend to look the other direction. Some of the shyer ones even avoided him completely, instead taking strange routes around the Seaside Elementary for the Less Fortunate, through a dingy hall that might once have been clean and bright, or up a rickety wooden staircase, of course being careful not to fall through where the steps were missing.....

Brittany said...

Hey Alex,
You should check out Steve Coss's blog and invite him to yours. Just go to stevecossportfolio.blogspot.com
Right up your alley.

Jen said...

Man, you need to post again soon.