Thursday, October 06, 2005

In the beginning. . .

It all began in highschool...being a student with more potential than motivation I became bored with many of my classes and began doodling to pass the time. Doodling became drawing. I can't say my subject matter was especially significant, it had adolecent leanings. It was the 60's and many young boys were enamored with the creations of Big Daddy Ross and others, and I guess I was no different. I liked to draw car caracatures and strange looking characters. After some time I decided to take some art classes and learn to draw for real.

Here are a few examples of my earliest works:















Hot rods were a favorite of mine...

















Then there were some strange creatures and hot rods...

























Then came art class and I left those adolecent sketches behind...


















Many of the earlier drawings were pencil and ball point pen... and later I discovered Rapidograph pens.


























By the end of highschool I had aspirations of becoming a commercial artist. But these are images from my distant past and I have not drawn much since. Alas, I followed a different path and did not continue to draw, instead I turned to photography (as a hobby).

In future posts I will be posting new attempts to return to drawing and sketching. With ocassional flash backs to the distant past.

4 comments:

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Karen Winters said...

Hi Charles/ Zeke and welcome to EDM, I'm glad you've joined us. Thanks for sharing your art with us, both the current art as well as that from your past. You'll have a lot of fun with this group and find it very supportive as we all have.

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Nadia said...

hey!! i love your drawing of the monster and the hot rod!! it was awesome!! i still want to check out more of your page. but i have to get ready for work now! hehe.
-but i do like the layout/style of the pages. :D

Anonymous said...

hi....i love your sketching
can you help me that what is the best book for sketching and rendering too?thanks