A TIE Fighter pilot

 
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Growing up, my favorite computer game was “TIE Fighter”. I’ve been thinking about doing a TIE Fighter sketch for some time now. This weekend, I finally got around to doing it.

This was sketched using Procreate on an iPad Pro. It was an interesting exercise rendering a black object using blue and red lighting. The result is an intimidating Imperial pilot.

A rose for Mothers Day

 

This year, my mom set some interesting rules for Mothers Day. I couldn’t send a card, flowers or a gift that costs too much money. So, I would naturally decide to create a sketch. At times I can be upset at my family, but they have always been there for my and have been supportive. I’m very grateful.

I was going to send some roses, but a sketch is an interesting challenge. I looked up roses with an image search and created a sketch based on references. This was a sketch using a various different types of markers on Letraset paper. I finished it with pencil outlines. It was a lot of fun sketching with good old fashioned markers and paper. Digital sketching is great, but its always good to have a foundation.

In honor of my cousin, Rakesh Engineer

 

Around a month ago, my cousin passed away in his sleep. It came as a surprise to all of us in our family. He was 49, athletic and a very healthy man. Not only that, he was a great cousin, brother, husband and father. His death was very shocking and really hit me.

In honor of Rakesh, I created a sketch that captured his smile and optimism in his eyes. This sketch was then framed and sent to his wife. I really hope the best for his family. Rakesh will always be in our hearts.

A golf driver for Sketchwars

 

My former coworker mentioned to me that this weeks topic for Sketchwars will be golf club drivers. We both worked together at the design consultancy, Soulcake many years ago. At the time, Cobra-Puma Golf was a major client of ours. I spent many long nights sketching drivers and irons. It was challenging, but a lot of fun. We were allowed to go crazy. With a golf club driver, we could explore the possibilities of form, color materials and graphics. There was a lot of freedom with the designs.

This particular design, is based off of Cobra-Puma Golf’s F8 driver with a side and rear mounted weight location. I was initially inspired by the B2 bomber, and also incorporated elements from newer Lamborghinis. The overall design is sporty and aggressive.