Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Shapewelding Sketching


Here’s a handy way to practice shapewelding, the linking of light-to-light shapes and dark-to-dark shapes. Next time you’re at a classical concert or a penguin convention, where everything is either black or white, bring a Marvy brush pen (or equivalent) and a sketchbook. Lightly sketch in the shapes, and then draw in the blacks as one big shape. Try to avoid drawing lines around the white shapes; just let them blend into the white of the paper. If you need to define a white shape, like the white jacket at lower right, use a black shape behind it.

6 comments:

Paolo Rivera said...

These are great!

LuisNCT said...

good idea!

Super Wu-Man said...

beautiful! awsome work

also janette, i'm curious has there ever been a place where you had to say to james before going somewhere that he ABSOLUTLY could not take his sketch stuff that he wanted too...haha, like a funeral or somthing, haha!

Ginger*:)* said...

Just Marvylous!

Jasons-Brush said...

This is great advise. I certainly need to practice this more often.

Best, Jason

adebanji said...

Great stuff here, I'm really learning, love your blog!