Tuesday, June 4, 2013
ballpoint pen, 2013
4" x 5.5" (10.16cm x 13.97cm)
I mentioned a while back I was working on both new work and commissions. This is the reason for all the sketch posts as of late.
One of the commissions, of the Vincent Thomas Bridge, is near done and I will post it here soon.
Of the new work one is a series on locomotives and I will begin posting those within the next month.
In anticipation of that I did this quick sketch from memory to test my recall, to see how well I know the locomotive without reference. Oops, I forgot the number on the side of the cab within the diagonal stripes... could not do much about that since ballpoint pen is permanent.
Despite its whimsical cartoon approach you still have to know its proportions and most of the structure and details to get it right and I did OK here. I know because I tried this exercise before I had done many trains and fell flat on my face. It's all about practice.227