Sunday, May 28, 2006
Well, fatherhood is upon me. I have gone with only a couple of hours of sleep before while I have been working on projects, but it seems like even with the same sleep loss I am more tired right now. I decided to do this quick cartoon while I was at the in-laws (cause I couldn't do much else). The most annoying thing since becoming a dad is that while I am changing his diapers (I have changed almost all of them) every time I get one diaper off and clean him up he apparently decides that it is time to go again. Even if I wait a second and let him go with the diaper loose he seems to hold something until he knows that there is nothing impeding his distance. And let me tell you about the distance. It is hard to find someplace that he won't cover. Anyways, I understand that this is a common occurence in Fatherhood so I thought I would capture the life with a small cartoon. It isn't the most well rendered, but I think it captures the moment.
Monday, May 22, 2006
Hello everyone. I'm a dad. My son Elmo Timothy Bawden was born yesterday. He was 6 pounds and 15 ounces. 18 inches long. The only reason that I am able to put up this post is I am home briefly to pick up clothing and supplies. We will be with in-laws the rest of the week after we finally leave the hospital. So, I may not post until next week. Anyways, I'm extatic. I don't know how much drawing I will get done over the next few days. I spent the last few in the hospital and standing next to my wife. Then I spent all last night and this morning changing diapers and running around to doctors with my son. I don't even know if I'm going to get much sleep the next few days. Hopefully by next week I will be back to normal drawing and projects. But I am taking this week off to take care of my wife and son. YAAAAAYYYY!!!!!!!
Friday, May 19, 2006
Saturday, May 13, 2006
I am still trying to get the hang of inking things. Last night while I was watching the E3 coverage this little doodle turned out. I drew it and inked it. For some reason when I don't give a darn about the sketch it turns out better. When I am focusing on inking the lines get shaky and stuttered. They also all end up to thick or too thin. Anyways. This actually ended up with smooth ink lines. Maybe I should just ink the way I sketch so that my lines are more expressive. Cause what I end up doing looks forced and bad. This face isn't anything special, except to show that I am starting to get a small inkling and insight into how to ink. Still got a long way to go. But here's a start. Still haven't gotten any advice about inking. Any would be appreciated.
I'm trying out some new materials again. After getting started on some tracing paper to do life drawings I picked up a few different types of tracing paper. There are some that are like tissue. There are some that are like wax paper. There are some that more resemble drafting vellum. And everything inbetween. I have just been sketching and experimenting to see which ones I like and what works. Here is a little sketch that came out last night on some paper that is extremely close to tissue paper. I like the surface though and am enjoying it. So, here is a little sketch.
Friday, May 12, 2006
This is just a quick sketch that I decided to ink. I figured I would show the before and after inking. I also added some quick color in photoshop. As you can see I am struggling with inking. I have asked before but gotten no responses. Any inking advice would be appreciated. Anyways, I thought it was kind of a fun sketch even if it was quick and little. So, here it is.
Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
Here are some more life drawings. I still have a long way to go. However, I was having some fun tonight trying out something new. Marcelo Mentioned that he used tracing paper for one of his life drawings (If you still haven't seen his site, go check it out. It's awesome. http://vignalistudio.blogspot.com) So, I thought I would try out the tracing paper. It is nice and smooth and works well. Now I just need more practice.