THE HUNTERS (detail). I’m very pleased to be part of the very first show at the new Telegraph Gallery, opening March 1st. This is a small part of a (for me unimaginably large) 18” x 24” 5 color screenprint which will be available there in a numbered edition of just 95. If you’re not into antelopes with human hands holding spears, the show also includes Niv Bavarsky, Michael Deforge, Jason Fischer, Zack Soto, KC Green, and a bunch more. Holy bible. More info here.
MORNING DRAWINGS. This month I’ve been doing warm up drawings in the morning, all on a single sheet of 11” x 14” bristol, in order to get some practice using watercolor and drawing people and fiddling with composition. The pencil lines that crisscross the paper are “informal subdivision,” a thing I picked up from the classic Andrew Loomis book Creative Illustration. It’s been a lot of fun fooling with a grid, letting it inform what I choose to draw and where. Most of these are drawings of photos, and most of those come from either The Sartorialist or my new favorite photo site, Humans of New York.
I’ve been posting these each morning on my Instagram. You can see all the pieces so far in this Flickr set. I think at the end of the month I’m going to stick this original (which has 14 pieces left to fill in, one for each of the 31 days in January), on Ebay and auction it off. By the way, the app I’m using to photograph these is called KitCam, and I recommend it wholeheartedly. Very robust tools for fiddling with colors/levels/brightness/etc, much better than any other service I’ve used. I don’t care much for the filters, but then again I only use filters to balance the innate crappiness of iPhone pictures in the first place (I have an iPhone 4).
Pushing through the last pages of Diary Comics 4—my table has turned into a tornado of moments (Taken with Instagram)
- slugspoon said:Hi Elio! i was just wondering where you got your brush that has a very realistic pencil-like texture you use for lines, or what settings it is and if you're willing to share
I rarely use digital brushes. The very realistic pencil is in fact, a very realistic pencil!
Many of the lines, textures, or painterly effects in...