Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Conveying Personality with Simple Lines

I was going to relegate this sketch to the piles of unshared art I've done through the years. The cat is just a quick drawing done with digital ballpoint pen and I wasn't sure about including it in the Skunk Works blog. But after looking it over a few times I actually like the simplicity and colors, and the fact that you get an idea of the cat's personality even though there isn't much detail. I'm no master of line illustration, but I've seen some masters convey so much with so few lines it's amazing. Check out the art of Sergio Aragones (Groo, Mad Margins, and more) and the caricatures of Al Hirschfeld for perfect examples.

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