Thursday, 9 June 2011

IF Shadows



                           Size: 27 x 21 cms
                           Media: Indian Ink & paper
                           Pens: Lamy Al Star fountain pen.


The above drawing was a submission for IF.Com weekly theme. This weeks theme was 'Shadows'. My idea behind this drawing was to experiment with the shading method of crosshatching as shading is essentially shadows. A 'shady character' casts his own shadow outside the picture frame.



                                          Size: 17 x 20 cms
                                          Media: Indian ink & paper
                                          Pen: Lamy Al Star fountain pen


This drawing was the first attempt at a shady character..the sort of guy who you don't want to be stuck with in a party.....

12 comments:

  1. I like these sketches, especially the way you've incorporated the frame into them. And these guys have a lot of character.

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  2. Excellent characterizations!

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  3. Marvelous! What a fun illustration! (actually, both of them)

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  4. I'm rather fond of the top fellow. He feels the most solid in terms of shading and form.
    nice expression as well.

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  5. Thanks everyone for taking the time to comment! I agree with you Richard, the top one being the IF entry was the stronger of the two..I wanted to put the other one in as an example of my thought/working tracks!!

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  6. very strong. thanks for your comment.

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  7. Rod, great work here — I like them both— and all through your blog!! Found you through Hannah Somerville's comments...Anyway, love your work, especially the mid-life crisis and the chicken!

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  8. Fantastic line work! The characters have a vintage feel...something akin to the macabre work of Charles Addams.
    I really enjoyed your looking through your blog, particularly the 'quick inks'. Love the Rhino.

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  9. Hey Rod,
    Thanks for the comment on my IF entry. Yours is awesome! I agree with Richard - I like your IF entry the best. The character is much more developed, seems much more "shadowy" and the use of the shadow outside the box/line gives a sort of 'sinister' vibe to it. Very cool. Keep up the great work.

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  10. I think your crosshatching is superb and like your other ink work too! Would love to try that bamboo pen...

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  11. Great line work going on here! I like your style.

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Thanks Guys!!