I’m not one to dwell too much in the past, but sometimes when I get stuck, I like to look through old sketchbooks. Lately I’ve been enjoying the horrors that are my old college sketchbooks, back when I was taking introductory art courses and painting. A lot of it was more visual exploration, whereas the pages from my sketchbooks from graphic design coursework had more notes and thumbnail sketches. All of them are a little embarrassing, with student angst-filled pages ranting about sleep-deprivation, and hopes of a better life post-college. Heh.
I’ve got a few less embarrassing throwbacks, and some current ideas I’m still fleshing out.
This was part of a commission I’ve been working on for the past few weeks. He was a bull-mastiff rescue, and the sweetest. Assymetrical face and everything. It’s been almost a year since I’ve last done any ink illustrations, so I was really nervous working on this piece. The angst.
This was a study for an illustration I did at an old agency job. I learned I hated working in watercolor, but for some reason, I got a lot of assignments in watercolor. This was probably five years ago.