Some people-watching sketches from this weekend. I’ve been so busy at work, the blog has been reduced to Instgram sketches (Instasketches?) - but there are new paintings coming soon!
Instagram sketchbook roundup! Some various sketches from the last few weeks - mostly observational sketches and some film studies. If you follow me on Twitter or Instagram, this is old news - sorry!
Also, I’ve been answering some very good questions over on my question and answer blog Ask Sam Sketch lately - check it out! I get a lot of e-mails with people’s questions (which I am always happy to answer), but many of those questions are already answered on the Q&A blog. :)
Last weekend, Gilbert and I celebrated out 3rd anniversary. It has become something of a tradition for us to celebrate our anniversary at a California mission (I don’t know why, we just do) - and this year we took the train down to San Juan Capistrano. Gilbert and I both love missions, and it was a beautiful day. So, today for my warm-up, I cranked out this little painting. I was also very excited to try out the photoshop brushes I recently downloaded from Kyle Webster - they are so much fun and this painting was done with several of them. I definitely recommend you buy them - they are a great deal for super high quality art brushes.
Haven’t done this in a while - sketchbook roundup! These were mostly done on public transit - it seems sketching on trains is the only sketching time I get in these days. I’m working on some personal paintings this week also - (first time in a long time that I’ve been able to do that too!) - so hopefully I can share those with everyone soon. Cheers!
Dreaming of Hobbits.
Happy New Year! 2013 was a wild ride; hopefully 2014 will be just as sweet, but maybe a little quieter…
Work-break-doodle. Lady I saw in a magazine with a big hat.
A work-break doodle that turned into a self-indulgent self-portrait.
Katniss Everdeen doodle. I can’t wait for Catching Fire!
Some examples of the many character paint/textures I did for Cloudy 2! Cloudy has this unique look that really plays with using flat textures on CG objects. It was a lot of fun to work with. Characters designed by Andre Medina and Craig Kellman.
This color key (designed by the awesome Aaron Spurgeon) was one of my favorite color keys to paint… even if it did make me really, really hungry. Actually, being inspired to eat because of this movie was sort of an occupational hazard. This color key is a pan, meant to start at the bottom with the characters and pan upward to reveal the cheese spider. I enjoy how deliciously dramatic it turned out… even if the burger looks a little cheesy. (Ha!)
This Saturday (the 28th) from 3-6PM at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra I will be participating in a book signing and Q&A session for Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2! Click here to see the official page for the event. So, if you’re in the LA area this weekend, bring your questions, get your books signed, and come say hello!