Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Day 9 of 21: IF Seed



Did a little bit of sketching today, but I wasn't really in the mood... too tired I think. Anyway, here is my 15 minute sketch, please an extra I did yesterday. The bottom drawing came as a result of wanting to try my hand at doing a illustration that my be used in a textbook or instructional article. I consider it a bit more finished, so I watermarked it (not that many people looking to steal art come to my blog, but ya never know!).

14 comments:

carli said...

It looks good. I could definetly see that in a text book. good job

Alicia Padrón said...

Really good Tom! I like the boy on top a lot! His pose and expression are great! The only thing I would suggest (sorry if I'm being a pain) is to shorten his neck a bit. You can try it in photoshop if you like. Crop the head and paste it a bit lower, play with it until you have a hight that looks right to you. You'll see a difference. It is really a great sketch, you should take it to color.

The bottom one is very soft and stylized, very good Tom!

Tom Barrett said...

Thanks, Carli.

Alicia: Yes, long necks seem to be the bane of my drawing right now. :P

MayY . C 五月媽媽 said...

the second one is really good sketch, a watermelon seed from sowing to harvest,,, very nice.

sketched out said...

Hey, Modigliani's necks were long, eh? Tee hee, but seriously...

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Oh, and like both drawings, the bottom one is totally textbook-worthy. Keep up the good work!

Jennifer said...

Nice work, Tom!

Jess said...

I like the way your drawings are so expressive. The gardener looks very pleased with himself! :)

Diana Evans said...

Hi Tom...


wonderful work for seed...love the boy planting his seed...and that instructional work is really nice...keep up the great work!

Gaia said...

Nice job!The second does look like a "growth chart"... maybe you could add the time below each plants? Just a thought.. :)

Lori said...

Tom, the textbook sketch is beautiful! I am loving your pencil sketches...such great expressions! By the way...your spongebob cake rocks!

Bee said...

This second drawing is excellent, great shapes in the plants and good overall composition :)

thedoodlegirl said...

Really nice job! I really love seeing how you drew the progression of the seed.

RyanLoghry said...

That's terrific Tom! The shading is awesome, great concept too.

Paola said...

Hi Tom, I am amazed at your son's cake too :)
This sketches are very nice, and you are right the second one deserved a watermark, it's really perfect for a textbook.