Its been a little while since I've posted for Sketchwars. This weeks topic is lawnmowers. The first thing that came to mind is a John Deere riding lawnmower. The green and yellow color scheme is very iconic. As I was sketching the lawnmower, I was fiddling around with the proportions and decided to make it more aggressive. I incorporated some influences from ATVs and modern SUV styling. The result is a more modern interpretation of the John Deere riding lawnmower. I had to throw in the classic Photoshop grass brush as well :P
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.
Last summer, I was very saddened to hear about Anthony Bourdain’s death. I really looked up to him. I loved his sarcastic sense of humor, his lifestyle as an explorer and willingness to try new things. Through his books and shows on TV, I learned more about food and how different people around the world lived and enjoyed life. He seemed to live a dream life. Lots of money, travel and a new family. Unfortunately, he suffered from depression and took his own life.
In honor of someone who I would consider to be a hero, I painted a mural at the HOPE Outdoor Gallery. This took around 6-7 hours on a hot summer day. It was so much fun being able to paint on such a large scale. Not only do I miss Anthony Bourdain, but I also miss the graffiti park. I missed being able to paint large paintings and I miss the people at the graffiti park. The environment was like a zoo. There were artists, tourists, bridal showers, teenagers and many different types of visitors. People visiting from other parts of Texas, as well people visiting from other parts of the world. As someone who is a bit shy, this place helped me get out of my comfort zone. I feel very fortunate to have had the chance to paint here.
Its been ages since I’ve posted! a lot has happened since then. A position at Dell, helping out a local ID firm and now I’m venturing more into my own. Its been a little scary! One thing that I could say, is that I haven’t been bored.
In addition to industrial design, I enjoy painting. I painted “Magic Blue Bonnet” months ago. It was really fun and I enjoyed the process of making it. Once I took the tape off, it revealed the blonde plywood edges. It wasn’t bad, but it seemed a little distracting from the painting. Last week I laid down a light wash with acrylic paint and then added a stain. I think this “mahogany” works much better with the blue bonnet.
This painting is for sale and will be show at the upcoming “Art will save us” party.