Friday, August 1, 2008

Antithesis in the Sketchbook

So it all started with this feeling of making stronger more expressive lines and I needed a specimen. Say hello to Tip O'Neill (former House Speaker). I found an image of him in a old photojournalism book and his wrinkled chin and semi-fat features were exactly what I was looking for.
Here is John Vauthiers, a gold miner. With him, I wanted to keep the expressive lines but also add that dirtier/grittier look. Both drawings are ink and acrylic metallic paints.
On the opposite side of the spectrum you have the highly technical drawings of KĊsuke Fujishima. I found his drawings of cars and motorcycles very inspiring, so I decided to draw from a 1:18 scale replica of a Mercedes 300SL to see where I can take it. Its pretty rough, and nowhere near Fujishima's level, but it was fun, and better than the cars I drew in 3rd grade.


Ben said...

The two portraits are great.
Keep experimenting!

Scott Allen said...

Thanks Ben, the more bolder, the more beautiful, thats what I always say, not really, but I like the power of an image popping off the page.

Anonymous said...

I really like John Vauthiers for some reason..I feel like Ive seen him around Middleburg before!