11.30.2009

Sketch hour

I've been working hard on an animated short film lately, handling character and prop design, so in between work and life I try to still give myself at least a couple hours a week to just sketch for fun and practice. This is my time to relax, watch television and just let my brain wander... sort of stretching my sketch-muscles.

Here a sketchbook page from one such session a couple weeks ago:



(these are Prismacolor markers and Prismacolor colored pencils on paper)


9 comments:

mordicai said...

Blood berries ftw.

dan hay said...

love the flow on the top hummingbird!

Leslie said...

i love the little bird silhouettes

galvinator said...

beautiful sketches man, inspiring work!

Junko Miyakoshi said...

Are these from your mind or do you sketch looking at references?
These are beautiful and I very much enjoy your blog! :)
-Junko

Joe Bluhm said...

Thanks, Junko. Much of this is from reference. I will look at animal books, but I will exaggerate and distort, embellish, enhance expressions, and change the image a bit. Also color choice is a fun variable.

Thanks for the kind words. :)

Junko Miyakoshi said...

Wow, thank you for responding to my comment Joe!
I love learning from other artists so I really appreciate it!
Looking forward to more of your works! :)

7414Stars said...

Very nice birdie sketches. Beautiful!

Jeffrey W. Meyer said...

That hummingbird is gorgeous! I just did a tattoo recently of a hummingbird and it turned out pretty nice, but the dynamics of the one you've drawn here is just swell! You have a great gift for capturing emotion.