Monday, January 30, 2012

Mark 11

So all the color experimentation, I feel was an interesting exercise w/ the basic painting program at work.
But I feel like it was getting to be too much of a "art objective" in itself. The point of these sketches from memory is for them to be just that, "sketches". I can get caught up in trying to "make it pretty art" when it's more about the daily exercise of the eyes, mind, and drawing what we saw as fast as possible. Not laboring over it to make it an artistic piece in and of itself.
So with that thought in mind prior to executing this color, as soon as I got back to my desk from capturing the mark in my mind's camera, I pulled a scrap piece of paper, a pencil and jotted down the figure. I swore once it was scanned in to just drop in the basic color elements for the sketch and move on as soon as possible.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Mark 11

Building on our mark difficulty, this week we took only a small amount of time to memorize a guy that had lots of accessories. So many in fact, that I completely overlooked what kind of shoes he was wearing. I took a stab and guessed "white ones." He had just been to Chipotle and was wearing some kind of 8-bit video gamey shirt.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

mark 11

We had a great turnout today! I think there was about a dozen of us. It was really cool to meet new people and sketch. This week's mark was having Chipotle for lunch (according to his brown bag) Here's my take on him.

Mark 10

Here's my take on this funky dude. I've only seen him around and worked from the description that was supplied to me from the fellow MarksMen. This sketch was a blind drawing from collective memories and my own from seeing him walking around on Wilshire Blvd. Another experimentation with color and sketchbook pro.

mark 10

This mark is a guy I see walking around Wilshire a lot. What caught my attention was his posture for his walk. His chest was really leaning forward and he had sort of a limp to his walk. I think he might be recovering from a leg injury.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Mark 10

This guy is often on Wilshire and was toting a shopping bag. He is very tall and walks with long slow strides. There was some kind of black design on the front of his shirt, which was hard to make out in profile. I ran out of time on this one, so unfortunately he got the quick and dirty treatment.


Trying something different here to get away from line drawing w/ color.

Mark 9

This girl looked a bit like a short Jessica Alba, with a big wad of multicolored hair filling out her head. Her shoes were dark red and very sparkly. I couldn't give this one much love, but wanted to at least get the impression down.

mark 9

This mark was crossing the street towards us and what caught my eye the most were her super sparkly shoes.

Mark 8

I missed lunch this week, so this guy was described to me via email. Sounded like a confident fellow. I decided to give myself a lot less time to render him, because it's been harder to fit in time to draw lately.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012