All art copyright (c) Mike Kloepfer
"The level of achievement that we have at anything is a reflection of how well we were able to focus on it."
-Steve Vai

Friday, May 9, 2008

Park Sketches

These are sketches from the park. Some are live, some from photographs.

Here is an old one from '06. This one has been laminated for use as a demo, hence the glare:

Pastel on beige paper, 12"x16"
I liked this one at first.
Then I kinda didn't like it.
Now I kinda like it again, but for different reasons; I like looking at it upside down.


I bought the book on Alphonse Mucha's "Documents Decoratifs" His command of the linear element in his images is astounding. I was inspired to return to focusing on simply strengthening my drawing.
To that end, here is an unfinished drawing from yesterday:

I just loved the expression on this baby's face.
As I was drawing, I kept hearing Fat Bastard (from Austin Powers,) "He kinda looks like a baby!"
Conte pencil Sepia#617 and Nupastel Naples yellow on beige paper, 12"x16"

I am always trying new things, and revisiting old processes, trying to improve m process, and to prevent getting 'locked in' to habit:

Conte pencil #1355 and Nupastel Naples Yellow on Beige paper, 12"x16"

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