Apr 29, 2007

IF - Remember





I'm terrible at remembering things...So I decided to tie a string around all of my fingers. Now, what was I going to do?

Another hand drawing. Not my best, but I gave myself a 1/2 hour time frame.

Question for ya. I'm debating whether I should make the black line thicker around my drawings. What do you thing?

Also, I've caught myself looking at too many other illustrator's work. I love looking at other art, but I tend to get lost and find myself questioning my work. What I mean by that is I tend to pull from other work and use their style, not influence, but their style creeps into my work. I have a great respect for architecture, and am beginning to take inspiration from that. I know I'll NEVER be able to not look at other artist's work, but it's something I must contain.

Thanks for listening to me ramble. Keep up the great work!

9 comments:

Steve said...

Great illustration very nicely done for an ½ hour time frame, I always struggle with hands.
I love looking at other artist and from time to time I can see there influence creep into your work, which is a normal thing but I rather try and focus on my on style and develop that.

Bron Smith said...

Very nicely rendered hand, especially for only a half hour.

Ammon said...

I disagree with you. I think that it is a pretty good hand drawing. You chose an interesting perspective.

JRJ said...

I think you should leave the black line as it is---or maybe a thinner line! (how's that for complicating things?!) As to being influenced by seeing others' work, I find it inspiring---it makes me want to paint! I have my own style---even when taking workshops and trying to learn from the teacher, even if it's a technique or look that I admire, I find I fall back into my own style---I guess my brain is too stubborn...

zime said...

OHH great illo!!

Natura said...

Looks great for me as it is! Pretty nice idea.

Juan Carlos Hernández said...

Hola Michael, gracias por tu visita a mi blog y tus comentarios.

La idea del dibujo que has realizado esta semana la he visto en otros blogs, pero tú le has dado tu "toque" especial. El "toque" MVillos.

Yo también miro muchos dibujos de otras personas y creo que eso no es malo, si no todo lo contrario. Pienso que me ayuda a formarme como dibujante.

Por último, creo que no debes poner un recuadro negro a tus dibujos. Si lo haces ya no serían los mismos.

Michelle Lana said...

awesome...great work!

Sarah said...

Making the line thicker - hmm, why do you want to? - I'm not trying to be challenging, just interested, is it that you want a more graphic look? I think it would work with an image like the one you did for polar, but maybe not for the hand, because the piece as a whole is more realistic in style. Why not post a few different ones? I promise to come back and look!