Tuesday, July 03, 2012

happiness

from the sketchbook.

13 comments:

Eric said...

wow! ur sketches always blow me away. totally amazing, theres so much energy in ur strokes and you captured his expression very well. keep it up :)

♥AMBre said...

Great work, congrats !

Silke Peterson said...

The sketch is beautiful, great job, congratulations!

Mr Loulou said...

as usual great sketch, your blog is truly a great source of motivation

Kloosli said...

Not sure if you know who I am but I remember when you were a student in illustration at the Y. Love your work.

Anonymous said...

These sketches are so stylish. The hatching technique looks so spontaneous, but I bet your strokes are very carefully considered. How long does a sketch like this typically take?

David Malan said...

Thanks all,

Kelly, sure I remember you, even though we illustration guys got segregated off. Thanks for the compliment.

Anonymous, No it isn't really that carefully considered. I worked to get the spontaneous look long ago and it has become second nature now. I don't think about it really. This was probably 60-90 minutes the previous post is more like 2-3 hours.

Mario said...

This is Baudelaire, isn't he?

David Malan said...

Correct Mario.
Very cool face.

Cosmin said...

Awesome sketch and great blog. I just love your style(s). Really inspiring. And an excellent material for study. More, please ! :)

Oscar Pacquing Jr. said...

I wonder if your table has a swivel as I noticed that your hatchings goes in different directions - or you just turn your pad as needed. Tones are so balanced. Love your work, man!

Godless said...

David, I think this May well be my favorite drawing ever. I saw this on Pinterest and managed to track it back to here. Your shading and hatching are amazing. Now that I've found your blog, I suspect I'll be finding lots more favorite sketches very soon. Thank you for the joy.

David Malan said...

Godless, Thanks a lot. I appreciate the kind words. I am becoming a big fan of Pinterest to peruse large amounts of art. I've got a link on the right of my Pinterest page.