Thursday, June 19, 2008

Long time, no post...






Been a while since I posted a drawing. Been real busy with work, family, etc. I have been drawing quite a bit, mostly kids and faces. I did manage to get two previous drawings colored (above). Both are colored pencil; the dragon I did on plain copy paper, and the turtle on "sketching" paper. I enjoyed coloring both, and it was neat to see them come to life as I progressed. I like the smoothness of the copy paper (want to get some smooth Bristol paper soon to try that).

Below are some of the quick sketches I did during my "time off".



My goal now is to really focus on getting some smidgen of a portfolio started, using this post as a base (thanks Jen for the link). I have been on my journey for about 5 months now, and think I have come a long way. My goal is to have a good starting portfolio 7 months from now, maybe sooner. We'll see what happens! : )

10 comments:

Alicia Padrón said...

They are wonderful Tom! You've been busy alright!

I love both colored pencil ones. Really good job on them. I love that you chose to color the little flower on the turtle one, red. Perfect :o)

The sketches are also really good. My fav is the last one.

Glad you are back! :o)

Jennifer said...

Hey Tom-- You're welcome again! Sounds like a good goal to work towards. :-)

sketched out said...

Awwww, these are so great! I especially like the turtle. I liked the sketch, now I love the color.

Good luck on your portfolio. What a fun rewarding journey it will be.

Edrian Thomidis said...

Tom,
You've been quite busy sketching! I really like the sketches you posted. I agree with Alicia, I really like the last one. It shows a lot of personality and it's intriguing.
Thanks for the link about putting together a portfolio. It is really useful information. I will be heading down that path a few months from now. I am still trying to figure out which style/medium to call my own. In fact, I have a poll going on at my blog to get people's feedback. I hope I get yours....

Tom Barrett said...

Thanks for all your comments. I hope to be able to do regular posts in the future!

Kate said...

Hi Tom...nice stuff going on here. I love what hapens to your drawings when you apply color! These are very cute and I think they wouldl appeal to little kids who love big, happy characters and lots of color!

Chickengirl said...

Hey tom..glad to see you colored one of my favorites of yours..the turtle on the toilet! hahh! Its just cracks me up.

Good for you for setting up the goal of getting a portfolio together. We'll all be checkin' in on you!

Bee said...

Your characters in colour are super, great poses and I'm always a fan of bunnies with giant carrots!

Lisa M Griffin said...

I really like the colors in the dragon, they are really rich and inviting and this character looks like he is just itching to be part of a childrens book. The sketches look good too, your expressions are really coming along.

Tom Barrett said...

Thanks, Kate, Jannie, Bee, and Lisa!