Last week at the park, I was in the mood to paint a motorcycle. I wasn't exactly sure which type of motorcycle. I after a quick image search, I decided to paint a Kawasaki-ish 80s bike. I thought it was sporty, but also a good excuse to incorporate different materials.
A few weeks ago, I went to the graffiti park and spotted a couple of friends. They invited me to paint in a spot thats front and center. One idea had in mind was to sketch some "industrial design" arrows. I started out loose and wispy, and then worked my way up to something defined with nice contrast. It was definitely fun to work on!
The topic for that week's sketchwars contest was to come up with a design for the year 2040. I really wanted to do something crazy, so I envisioned that we will become more connected with technology. We will have prosthetics that will be able to enhance our abilities.
I've designed a prosthetic arm that is strong and lightweight. It is composed of a 3D printed titanium structure with an anodized finish of your choice. This arm features embedded computers and is able to project a 3 dimensional touch interface.
You'll be able to change hands for certain tasks. Pictured here is the option for a hand thats capable of using traditional drawing medium.
I wanted to create a digital sketch, after seeing how pen and marker has its limitations. With a digital sketch, you can more effectively depict details and materials. This design incorporates a body thats a more simple, classic round shape. The inner face takes elements from Cartier's "Skeleton" series, in which the mechanism is visible. The numbers are a structural element with a brushed finish, contrasting with the shiny chrome finish of the body. This sketch took a good amount of time to render out. Fortunately, I was talking to my friend while working. This sketch was a combination of Corel Painter and Photoshop.
Last weeks topic for Sketchwars was to come up with some watch designs. I decided to sketch watches from one of my favorite brands, Cartier. I wanted to initially explore watches that had different forms, materials and textures. While sketching these, I looked at many different Cartier watches and wanted to take elements that I thought were interesting.
Today, I helped my friend with her sketching by doing some overlays. Its pretty fun being able to discuss my thought process and point out how to draw car in perspective. I've showed how I like to draw through, section lines, and being able to loosen up. I may need to draw more cars in the future!
I've put off posting this due to a crazy past few weeks! A couple weeks ago at the graffiti park, I decided to paint a Japanese style robot. I'm very pleased with the results.
This weeks topic for sketchwars is a pretty odd one. We were asked to come up with designs for medieval weaponry using Apple's design language. I thought it would be an interesting challenge to see how medieval armor would look with a minimalist aesthetic. The result looks very clean and robotic. This was sketched entirely with Procreate on the iPad.
A few days ago, I was pretty stumped on what I was going to sketch. After talking with a friend, she recommended that I should draw "Christian Louboutin" heels. I wasn't sure who Christian Louboutin was and I never drawn heels before, so I thought I would give it a try. The first page on top, was a little unsuccessful. With the second and third pages, I felt more comfortable drawing feet and shoes. I really enjoyed doing these sketches and may plan on doing some more later!
This weeks sketchwars topic was a little unusual. The winner of last weeks F1 car challenge decided we should redesign a spaceship from the old anime, "Battle of the Planets". I never seen this anime, so I did a quick Google image search on what this is. I decided to take the general cues of the Phoenix and apply it to a more sleek and less boxy shape. This was sketched entirely on my iPad with the Procreate software.
Last weeks sketchwars topic was to draw F1 cars. The only restriction is that you could only use analog medium. I thought this was a good opportunity to do some old fashioned, loose ideation sketching. The F1 car has a very unique proportion, being long and narrow. Its also challenging with the interesting form and details. It was a fun challenge and I may do an overlay of one of these sketches in the near future.
I brought my iPad Pro with me on my Southern California trip for some sketching and general email checking. During the downtime, I used it to draw a three rotor drone for sketchwars. I thought this was a very different shape compared to the four rotor drones you generally see. Hanging down from the three rotor array is a fin, and a mount for a fully rotational camera.
Last weekend I celebrated my nephews 4th birthday party in Southern California. My sister-in-law asked me if I could design some labels for the gift bags. I was thinking that these labels should "advertise" my nephews birthday, so I looked at creating a label size that is on the bigger size. Kinkos only sells sticky paper thats 8.5x11", so I decided to size it to print 4 on single page. I ended up making 36 labels for around $12-13. Not bad!
I really enjoyed this sketchwars topic, which was to sketch the A10 Warthog jet with traditional medium. I did two sketches in my moleskine sketchbook and the last sketch was drawn on larger A3 marker paper. These interpretations of the A10 Warthog are a little bit more futuristic and "brutal" looking.
A couple weeks ago, the sketchwars topic was to sketch stormtrooper helmets with traditional medium. This was my last minute entry sketched around 1-2AM. Its not bad, but I would have liked to sketch more on this topic.
Heres another Jet Ski sketchwars entry. This time its a hydrofoil jet ski. One of my friends gave me the suggestion, so I went for it. I wanted to give it more of a sport bike stance and I used the orange, white and black color scheme that you would see on KTM bikes.
This was sketched entirely with pencil and marker. The last entry didn't count considering that it was an analog medium week.
This one was sketched on an iPad with Procreate. I really like the looseness of this sketch as well as playing around with the texture brushes to get the water effect.
This weeks topic is to come up with a design for a personal watercraft. I wanted to go with a very bold design incorporating some cues from Italian sport bikes. I did a few pages of ideation before coming up with the final design.
Last weeks sketchwars asked us to explore different forms. I interpreted this as sketching something that I hadn't sketched before. I tend to draw very masculine things, which is why I chose to draw a dollhouse. As a little twist, I sketched an overlay of the dollhouse in disrepair.
An athletic robot for sketchwars. Hes either doing a jump kick or a dance move :P