Café Sketch 11: Full Colour Textures

I’m really enjoying these combinations of watercolour textures with the digital tablet sketches. They really introduce an illustrative quality which makes me think about how these could be adapted.

Café Sketch 07: Computer Room

In the spring I started this digital tablet sketch in an internet café. The other day I had the inspiration to work it up into a kind of illustration.

Café Sketch 06: Combining Prior Experiences

The digital tools are very seductive, allowing me to zoom in quickly and add accurate details as I go. Too often, however, I lose track of the whole image and the end result is an overly-tight, technical drawing without life. Taking cues from two other café sketches, the most recent White Objects and my first […]

Café Sketch 05: White Shapes

A lighter look for finger-painting on the tablet. Interesting how shading in some areas carefully gives the flat white areas their own illusion of volume and weight. If there were no colour at all the scene would be very flat, but with a little shading and rounding of some key areas the space instead seems […]

Café Sketch 04: Patterned Shirts

The corner seat that was available today was a little cramped, but it offered the best view of the café. These two were deep in conversation and obligingly sat very still. Their patterned shirts just begged to be drawn in.

Digital Sketches: People

I’m getting used to my finger as a brush, but I would still prefer to use a stylus.

Macbeth Poster Dilemma

We’re more of the blood, love and rhetoric school. Well, we can do you blood and love without the rhetoric, and we can do you blood and rhetoric without the love, and we can do you all three concurrent or consecutive, but we can’t do you love an rhetoric without the blood. Blood is compulsory. They’re all blood, you see.

4 Digital Sketches: Café

Here are four more sketches done on our tablet in the Boulevard Café. I’m getting to know SketchBook Pro a little more since my first try.

Matsumoto Sketch

Sketch for a watercolour piece in the style of my Thirty Days work, 2010. A family friend owns this building in Osaka and I took some reference photos on a recent visit. Pencil, 21 x 30 cm

Osaka Sketches 03

A sketch from a recent trip to Osaka. O-Bento. Pen on paper. 14 x 18.5 cm

Osaka Sketches 02

A sketch from a recent trip to Osaka. Girls on steps. Pen on paper. 14 x 18.5 cm

Osaka Sketches 01

A sketch from a recent trip to Osaka. Bento boxes. Pen on paper. 14 x 18.5 cm

Day 03: Supina-Chi

Supina-Chi comes in the night. Ink, pencil.