Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Cleanroom Sketchbook

These pictures are from a very strange sketchbook that I kept while I was working in a cleanroom, a factory where you have wear a special suit to reduce lint and static electricity. They use special paper in cleanrooms, it feels like it's made of plastic and it doesn't shed lint. I drew all of these with a ball point pen - not my favorite medium - but I like some of the drawings. There is a long ugly section of people eating, those are called Pie Hole I, Pie Hole II, etc... The drawings area about 2" x 6"

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

My Perspective

First drawing done with the new Pilot V-Board Master Whiteboard Marker. I am withholding my judgement for the moment. I will say gravity is an issue with this design. My son Ian got us started with some perspective then told me to take over. There is a tiny figure on the roof of the Sausage House with a thought bubble that reads, "As I watched Mark and Alecia speed away all I could think was... great, now I'm going to be sucked into that building across the street".

Monday, October 10, 2011

A Sales Representative from the Pilot Pen Corporation met my Wife Chris at a vendor's fair. They are introducing a new line of whiteboard dry erase marker so my wonderful wife showed the Rep some pictures of my dry erase murals. What do ya know, Pilot just sent me a bunch of the new pens and asked me to evaluate them. I guess they think I'm qualified. So far they are great pens however, they are very limited in color choices (only black, red, blue, green, orange). Also, they seem to suffer the same problem as their competition - when you are writing on a vertical surface like a whiteboard, the pen is angled up so gravity works against you on the ink and the tip dries out.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Drawing Progression

I like those videos where you see a time lapse of a work so I decided to make one. This is a simple two-point perspective with a figure sitting on it. It's starts as a light pencil sketch and I begin adding more and more ink. It's just mechanical pencil and Sharpie on 8.5 x 11 printer paper. I took the pictures with a cheap digital camera and compiled them on a windows movie making program that came with my laptop.