Bob Dylan final roughs

I changed my mind about what I wanted to do with the Bob Dylan assignment; I've decided to go with the song 'Alberta' instead, the lryics to be illustrated are: "Alberta, let your hair hang low; I'll give you more gold than you're apron can hold if you'll only let your hair hang low."

So here are two roughs I did. The final piece will be up soon.


Dublin in November

I really like this time of year. It's getting darker in the evenings and the skies turn some outragous colours just before the sun goes down. People are more weary when they go home in the evenings, Christmas is coming and money is tight. Its a dreary melancholy; I like it, and I took this snap while walking across the ha'penny bridge the other evening. The colour of the sky, the lines of traffic, the tranquility of the Liffey, it all sums up how I feel about November in Dublin.

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Bob Dylan Lyrics

A new assignment we have is to take some lyrics from a Bob Dylan song and illustrate them. I'm caught between Black Crown Blues, "Though its funny honey, I just don't feel much like a scarecrow today," and the 115th Dream, "I walked into a restaurat looking for the cook, told em I was the editor of a famous etiquette book." So I did a couple of little thumbnails for both with some simple ideas.


So we weren't allowed to use any points within the figure as landmarks this week in life drawing; instead we had to use the negative space and area around the model to get an accurate silhouette. Not as easy as it sounds, it seems. I just used 3.0 fine liner for these two.

Little Sketchbook Update

Some ickle drawings from my ickle sketchbook.


Bologna Book Fair Childrens' Illustrations

I should have put these up last week but I had a busy mid-term, to put it lightly. Anyway, these are just the sketches for this project, which was based on a word we were assigned to do research on during the Summer. My word was "Fair", so I chose to do a series on a fun fair! The colours look really good, I'm happy enough with how they turned out, hopefully I'll have them up tomorrow.


I tried out the fireworks setting on my camera last night, not really expecting much, but these actually came out kind of successful!

Happy Halloween!

I made a pumpkin! Hope everyone had a good mid-term and a memorable Halloween.