Sunday, September 27, 2009

Markers - I like fatter ones.

Doug Chayka, who was one of the full-time instructors at the Academy, showed us his marker drawings he had done in Berlin, which inspired me to revisit using the tool. (The last time I had extensively use the Sharpie marker was for 2-point perspective exercises in Intro to Industrial class) I soon found it not quite right and moved on to a similar but different type of marker, the one that I've used for the images above and below.

It's lets me block out shapes in a more graphic way, which presents exciting challenges in my decision making.

I drew people, but sometimes (well, most of the times) they're gone before I'm done...

and this is what happens.


Updates have been delayed since my last access to a scanner, but now I finally can use one at Teachers College, Columbia University!

Some pages out of my sketchbook during the gap...

After the Illustration Academy, I was back in Virginia, and on Sundays, attended Korean Central Presbyterian Church in Vienna. I always arrived at least an hour earlier than the 4th service I went to because my dad had choir practices. That hour prior to (and often after) the worship is such a good opportunity to sketch people coming and going, having conversations, resting in the shade on a bench.

Children are often in the scene, but always moving (very fast)

I once stood in a back corner when they had a info session for prospective small group leaders. Almost all of them sat very fixedly.