Thursday, September 13, 2007

Quick Col-Erase Tonal Sketches

Mass Drawing Vs. Line Drawing


Something done for fun using the "side" of the pencil's lead, just like one would hold a stick of chalk or charcoal or pastel. Bearing down and lifting to create shadow "humps" and long planes of shading and texture. "Pressure Sensitive" stuff :)






Loose line drawing, for these I hold the pencil way up high, as if I were to puncture a balloon. The higher I hold the pencil the lighter the strokes.

34 comments:

Mike Feeney said...

Sweet stuff - Thanks for sharing :)

Marcelo Braga said...

Great, as always. The best girls on the internet. Cheers!

Chad said...

Damn....! Nice.

www.chadtownsend.com

Jon McNally said...

Gorgeous drawings, Alberto.

Andre Moore said...

DY-NO-MITE!!!!

PEPE said...

Masterful!!!

DAN-VAN-COOL said...

Love the hair!!!

Jason Seiler said...

Awesome drawing Alberto!

Craig Zablo said...

Thanks for posting the sketches... it's been a while since we've seen your work...any wait is too long!

Chrissie A said...

Wow...these are sensitive, expressive, and just plain lovely.

Rob Bodnar said...

Lucio, great gesture and motion on the ones below, and the the tone on the portrait is exceptional, man. I like how you explained how you hold and use the drawing instrument. Not too many cats explain that. It reminds me of one of my instructors in college, he always wanted me to hold the pencil like a "European" hold a cigarette, and draw with the "lit" end to do gestures. Is that a crimson red all the way? Supreme drawings, thanks a million.

Process Junkie said...

Thanks for the uplifting comments, everybody!

Rob: Carmine red Col-erase it is.

The Original Dangster said...

My Man, it is always awesome to see your shizz...Gotta love the chicks, and always appreciate the "how-to's"..One day I'll show ya my sweet ass technique I get when using Crayola's...Make ya believe in a higher power!

So exactly how many mo' steps to you have until complete brandstudio domination?..Can I buy some shares?!!

All the best...Oh and Mrs. Dangster said Lil, OD is going to be here next month!!..DANG!!

JIMMY said...

es usted un genio.

MATT POTT said...

Their Beautiful Alberto!!

Kevin said...

You just make it look easy thats all! ;)

Process Junkie said...

The Original Dangster: Please give Mrs. Dangster all my love and tell her I can't wait to visit you guys and play with Dangster Jr.

Jimmy: No Jimmy, no soy un genio pero igual te agradezco el comentario.

Matt & Kevin: Thank you, kindly.

Urban Barbarian said...

thanks for posting these. I think I'll take up sewing now...

John Beatty said...

FUCK!

I'm with Dan...time for a new line of 'work'

Maybe that sewing he's talking about might be an option.

Thx 4 sharing these wonderful pieces of work, bro!

-JBeatty

Shannon said...

Absolutely gorgeous! The portrait is lovely, and I love the loose figure!

Process Junkie said...

I'm glad you guys and gals dig those, I'll do some more for sure.

Thanks for the kind comments!

mlegendre said...

Alberto, I'm loving the sketches!
Some of those poses are just amazing.
I really enjoy the rougher sketches for sure.

-M. Legendre

Process Junkie said...

Thanks, Michele.

william wray said...

I love anyting you do, but i must admit I like the massing drawing very much.

Scott Forbes said...

These are insane! I just stumbled upon your blog, and I must say I'm glad I did. It's neat to see how you experiment with your style. The line drawing reminds me of Claire Wendling's work which is a good thing! The tonal drawing is very interesting since there are no solid lines that the tones sit on.

Do you mind if I add your link to my blog?

Scott Forbes
http://blog.scofo.net

Process Junkie said...

Scott Forbes: I don't mind at all, knock yourself out. TThanks for taking the time to comment.

Bill Muchas Grasas señor Guillermo.

Kristen McCabe said...

Thank you for posting this. I love working with Col-Erase but never knew how to do the tonal stuff with them.

damn! I especially love mass drawing!

Process Junkie said...

Thanks Kristen, I just added more info on the process, if you're curious. Not that these techniques are secret or anything, I didn't go to school but I've read stuff like this in books. It seems they're common sense to me.

Christian Zamorano Eats 3 Square Meals a Day said...

This is an awesome post....
What's amazing about your stuff is that it's always captivating, always moving, always full of energy. Your lines always look like they're in motion.
If you can't tell, I love the stuff man!

Process Junkie said...

Thank you, Christian.

Bobby Chiu said...

just awesome! I love how you have your hand in the last pic. Were you really drawing at the time or were you just posing cuz it looks cool? hehe

Process Junkie said...

Actually I was drawing with my right hand while holding the camera with my left. Heh, heh! No, someone else took the pictures.

Guillaume Decaux said...

A-ma-zing sketches ! Very beautiful portrait ! "Chapeau bas" Monsieur Alberto !

Process Junkie said...

Salut Guillaume! merci pour vos commentaires!