Friday, May 15, 2009


Well, THAT wasn't a long time between posts at all, right? ...Right?
Here's a bunch of drawings I did all over the place, but mainly in my favourite spot (anywhere that sells coffee). Trying to really focus and concentrate on gesture and character in the above, hopefully some of it comes across. Also really trying to push the poses more - pesky brain likes to straighten things out as vertical as possible.
I've been reading the Walt Stanchfield books as much as I can since I got them, and they are incredible. Thanks to Don Hahn for putting those together - I love the fact that no matter how many times I re-read it, something new always comes to light. I'm not big on quoting, but the following struck me as something I continually attempt when doing gesture/observational sketching, so I thought I'd share:

"Completion of a drawing does not depend on material representation. The work is done when that special thing has been said."
-Robert Henri

Met some fantastic artists this weekend - including the illustrious Scott C., Graham Annable and the awesome Kate Beaton.

Also, go see Star Trek.



Lissa said...

these look great! i especially like the 4th one from the top.

now, if only you could post a comic or two... maybe about a moose?

J said...

Good job man. Keep drawing!

Keelamari said...

I think you did a good job expressing their personalities! And the Stanchfield shows- simple but effective. Wish I remembered to do that more often. And I love all the different noses! (Yes, I notice weird stuff.)

Andre Barnwell said...

i like 4 from the top. keep grindin and growing.

Matthew Kalinauskas said...

Thanks, you too, bro!