Sketchbook: Heading Out

Acrylic, Ink, Watercolor, Vine Charcoal
Brush Pen, Acrylic

I've been meaning to play around a little more in my sketchbooks lately and really explore some simple techniques that I know how to use but rarely employ. This first page served that purpose and felt nice in the end. I rarely paint entire pages, or outline figures, with black,  so this was a nice respite from the norm for me.

The second page was an exercise in observation at the DMV here in Oakland. I editorialized a bit but there were some colorful people around that made the drawing come easy. I was surprised that this is as far as I got as I was prepared to wait all day to finish my business. I have to hand it to the Oakland DMV, they don't mess around. I was in and out in no time at all.

Summer is making an appearance this week in NorCal and it's about time. Here's for some warm days this year! Cheers!


Sjan Weijers said...

The way you stylize human forms is very cool... and great colors, I love your blog!

Laura Braga said...

...amazing your sketches, Eli!
I like the freshness of the stroke!
My best compliments as always for your latets works! ;)
See U!