May 06, 2007

Illustration Friday "Neighbor"


This is one of my neighbors. He won't ever wave back.

I have just switched my college major to Studio Art from engineering. I will start drawing classes this summer and if you have a favorite drawing book (how-to or inspirational) please feel free to leave it with any comments.

20 comments:

Digital Scott's illustrationblog said...

Very nice! I really like your distinctive and personal style.

trudette said...

What a great picture, you've expressed his personality perfectly.

KarMa said...

Ohhh cool, It's me!
I've done this today, And my saw machine is nearly like this !:D

Nice :D

ciao
-Manuela

the enigma said...

ah, nice work on the contrast, i can see that this is daylight. great drawing..!

josh pincus is crying said...

He's a cool character. Nicely rendered. Who cares if he doesn't wave!

mike r baker said...

You do great character work. I really like the style and the angle on this.

Congrats on your major change and good luck! As for favorite drawing books, they all are. I usually read them at the book store to get ideas on technique - I own a couple of anatomy books and a couple of books on color (I love color). Otherwise, I just pick up books by artists I like and copy their stuff in my "this is someone else's art" sketchbooks. I learn a lot that way.

Emila Yusof said...

very nice!

md said...

great style and vantage point in this. uhm artist vs engineeering well ull be happerier just not as rich :)

DesigningFairy said...

Congrats on your new major. How very freeing! Love Pencil Drawing and Painting School (reading them now).

Valeriannah said...

Very Nice! Refreshing and interesting angle.

ming said...

I feel you here man!

Karin B said...

Thank you for you comment on my pic! I'm none of the two...
I really like yours too.
Great choice to change your major! I can see why :)
I agree with Mike that the best way to learn is to watch others art, for inspiration. Tutorials are often very basic and I don't know why, but often the pictures in them are sooo booring! Better then to experience visual stuff, like visiting art museums, watch movies, etc, and practice a lot. Good luck!

ernie said...

My first drawing teacher said, " The more you know the harder drawing becomes."

imwithsully said...

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is my favorite and has been for over a decade. I still refer to it. great work.

aarph said...

Ammon, another nice piece of work. I like the perspective in this drawing, and the conservation of colour thoughout your works.

That's a "major" change all right, engineering to studio art - good for you! I wish you the best of luck.

AndyDoodler said...

Awesome piece!

Congratulations on the major!
Favorite books or whatever? I just go to bookstore too and library and thumb through anything I can get hands on-- also go to galleries and museums as often as I can.

Jim Pearson said...

Beautiful drawing - very distinctive, original and with a strong sense of opinion. Really nice work.

Janice said...

nice drawing.. love the perspective...

arvindh said...

cool illo and expression!

tt_b said...

I love the way you draw your characters, and I really like the shadow and viewpoint on this one.