Friday, October 20, 2006

EDM Challenge: Something Halloween

10 comments:

wagonized said...

Such a cool topic!! I love this little guy! And i like the touch of orange (my computer screen shows it as orange) in the ribbon. You know, there's this skeleton (he has a name, but i forgot it) in one of the biology classrooms in my school -- i think that's going to be my answer to this one!!!!!

phillip said...

awesome! tim burton would be proud. it reminds me, actually, of the little skeleton dog on "the corpse bride." it makes me wonder what he's looking at.

Tommy Kane said...

beautiful little drawing.

littlemithi said...

Virgil is ADORABLE - your drawing really made me smile this morning. Have a great halloween!

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Virgil is cute..... err, I mean handsome. Your drawings are always great..... do you ever erase? They all look perfect.

suzanne said...

France- You should go for it! Aren't skeletons cool? I love learning about how forensic artists can reconstruct faces based on the skull alone. Amazing.
Phillip- Why thanks! I did feel a little Tim Burtonish while drawing this.
Tommy and Mithi- Glad you like Virgil.
Nancy- I try to erase as little as possible. This is why most of the time I draw in pen...so that I'm not tempted. In this case, however, I started with light pencil marks to define the volume, then marker to get the shadows and finally, pen for the details.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

This is lovely Suzanne, it is so well drawn. And as you have said that it is drawn in pen I am even more impressed at your abilities. Do you feel like you've improved (your drawing skills) since you began this blog? I take it that you have increased the amount of drawing you do since you started it - so do you think it has made a difference? Do you feel like you have grown?

suzanne said...

Andrea- Great question! Yes, I feel like I am getting better with practice. While I have always drawn, this blog and comments from others is definitely encouraging me to step it into high gear. I feel like by the shear volume of drawings I am doing I am finally beginning to figure out what my personal style is and I am getting faster at capturing the essence of something. I have been and will continue to recommend blogging as a tool for growth in this regard.

wagonized said...

Gosh Suzanne, i have to agree with your last response. I feel very much the same about my capacity to capture the essence of something.
And skeletons are WAY cool -- yours does look Burton-esque!

witness said...

suzanne, I went to your site after your kind comments on my blog. I love your stuff. Your quality of line, and economy thereof, is inspiring. I'll be back to check you out. Thanks for coming by.
Witness