Today’s sketch, matching sunglasses.
Drawing some characters last night. Recently bought some eraser pencils so I’m trying to draw with those a bit more now.
I’m trying some softer painting techniques, all my brushes have been really gritty – pastelly. So, I’m trying to go softer. I think the rougher edges work better. I was cutting out pretty distinct shapes and painting inside, trying to move away from that as well.
Alright on to the letter B, with a nod to my soft-spot – Bears. If this project doesn’t kill me, it should turn out nicely.
Combining Bear sketches with some beautiful antique cameras. I ran across this page, about Antique Wood Camera Collector Rob Niederman. I find old wooden cameras to be so rustic and interesting. Sampled on the right of my sketch are a couple from Rob’s page. The look of these cameras fits right in with some of the bears I’ve been drawing. There’s something to be said for the craftsmanship of these cameras, hand-made and custom-built of leather, brass and wood. They are functional works of art from photographic history.
I love Burgertime. The generation that enjoyed this game at the arcade are parents now, so my thinking is why not add these games to the stories we tell our kids? They’ll never know what a cabinet game is or that you inserted a quarter to play it. It blows my mind that these games are vintage antiques. However, like typewriters, phonographs and wooden letters, they’ll always be cool.
Burgertime is a 1982 arcade game created by Data East for its DECO Cassette System. The game’s original title,Hamburger, was changed to BurgerTime before its introduction to the US. The player is chef Peter Pepper, who must walk over hamburger ingredients located across a maze of platforms while avoiding pursuing characters. The game was popular in arcades. In the US, Data East USA licensed BurgerTime for distribution by Bally Midway. The Data East and Midway versions are distinguished by the manufacturer’s name on the title screen and by the marquee and cabinet artworks. – Wkipedia, more about Burgertime.
For this week’s Illustration Friday topic Hibernate, I wanted to illustrate a bear resting, but really call out the quilt. I’d like to add a detail of the clock showing the different seasons.
I was working with the image above and decided to play around with a title. I added the font Homestead by Luke Lisi to the illo. You can find the Homestead font here on Lost Type Co-op.