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D.I.Y. Tee Shirt

My nephew accepted a scholarship to the Stop-Motion school at Hampshire College in New Hampshire last summer, very exciting.  So I decided, as a gift, to make him a tee-shirt for the occasion.  I created a cartoon character that resembled him in four different poses.  The image below has each of the original drawings and the final print for the tee-shirt and I thought I would go through my process with you.

I began by drawing a character, the first drawing, that was the cartoon version of my nephew.  Next I laid tracing paper over the first drawing and drew his arms in various positions and changed his facial expression to match and I did this three times.  I ended up with four Jackson’s and ran them through Photo Shop and colored each a different color and dropped a film background in and added the text for the school.  The final print for the tee-shirt is the first picture in the image.  Using the direct to garment print process I had the final graphic added to the tee-shirt.

In my opinion, the tee-shirt turned out pretty good and my nephew was both surprised and very happy with the gift.

Enjoy and keep drawing!

K Lentz

The Eyes have it

So one of the things I struggle with is drawing eyes.  I decided to make that my drawing this week and I feel pretty good about how the eye turned out.  What are some of the things you struggle with in your art? Any suggestions about how I could make this eye better? 🙂

Thanks,

K Lentz

Sponge Bob

2019 Drawing Challenge – draw something every day…

Okay.  Let me first begin by saying drawing something everyday is much more difficult than I had anticipated.  Maybe some of you saw this coming…but this does not mean that I am not going to continue with my challenge it simply means I will need to adjust the scope of my frequency of drawing.  Also I do not want to become that annoying blogger person that sacrifices quality for quantity.

My 2019 drawing challenge – draw something everyday is going to become draw something everyday but complete the drawing weekly instead of daily.  🙂

As Sponge Bob would say

“We don’t need television not as long as we have our imagination”.

Keep drawing!

K Lentz

Joker

2019 drawing challenge to draw something everyday – here is my Joker.

I was following along with Jim Lee and if you have ever watched him he draws very fast.  My goal is to become a better artist by seeing the way the very skilled artist sees when drawing.

Clearly, there are some mistakes but drawing loose and quickly you have very little time to over-correct, which I think is very useful for learning the skill.

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Thanks.

K Lentz