Monday, January 21, 2008

Self Portrait 23 of 100

Hey Guys!

Got a little graphic illustration for ya tonite! I'm kind of going back and forth about how accurate this drawing is... At any rate, I think it's a pretty good one. I was inspired by the awesome ink work of Scott Fischer. Didn't really come close to emulating his style, but I think I'll give it another go.

Ryan says I need to do more work in Black and White (I don't think this is what he had in mind though) and work on form. Deal with showing volume in a two dimensional space. I agree totally with him, and (Believe it or not buddy) I do think about it a lot. This blog is just as much about experimenting with styles and techniques as trying to do some drawing everyday, so I do plan on working consistently towards that goal of form.

What I'm trying to get around to saying, is to look for more grayscale drawings and digital paintings in the future. Seventy-seven more drawings in this set, and I really hope to have made a leap or two past where I am now, by then.

Man... I'm looking old, and am getting fat. huh.

Take care and be good!
Your friend
Jeffrey Johnson

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Self Portrait 22 of 100

Okay! Last man standing is finished! The deadline kept on getting pushed back, so I had more time to work on it, and still no time to work on my 100 in 100 project. Sooo, I'm a little behind. When all the entries are posted, I'll add in a link so you all can check it out.

My first drawing back from the new year. Not terribly thrilled with it, but not totally unhappy either. It was done from a photo I took of myself in the mirror last month. I totally messed up the bottom of my face, particularly the chin and jawline. This is partly a result of committing to some lines too early, and partly a result of bullheadedly pushing through. I only gave myself an hour to work on this one though, and all and all ... Okay, Next time will be better. Ha-Ha!

I'm still super busy. I have a couple of comic pages for my friend Guggenmaneuver, and I'm working on painting and setting up the guest room at home, so I can paint and set up the babies room... But all in all, things are going well, and I should be able to catch up (and keep up) here within the next couple of weeks! Yay!

Okay, I'll talk to you all soon!

Your friend